Curriculum discrete teaching

PE and Art

PE and Art sit outside of our current outcome driven curriculum because the schemes of work we have in place enhance our curriculum drivers of :

  • Identity
  • Community
  • Opportunity


PE – this is beyond ‘sports’

The identity and community drivers are very present in our PE scheme – real PE. We have also invested in quality professional development for our staff and ongoing expertise in order to keep skills and delivery consistent and high quality in order to help children enjoy learning and remember more. The philosophy and approach of real PE is child centred, not sport driven, focusing on the personal, social, creative, cognitive, physical and health and fitness skills of children that drive behaviours across the school.


  • Beyond the curriculum – our PE lead maps out each year and keeps detailed analysis of clubs and sports outside of school. We then use this to signpost and encourage children to clubs and outside activities keeping well-being at our core and all children in focus.

Art – a wider offer

From Room 13 to our artist classes the opportunity to understand, question and explore the world from an artist point of view is integral to what we believe will empower our pupils. Our pupils learn about artists through their two week induction every year in September when they develop their class identity and help to recognise and understand the artist their class is named after.

All children study 6 key elements of art each half term and build their knowledge through the years with us, taking their art book with them on their learning path.

  • Assessing art – we assess 3 times a year and tailor our assessment to children, groups or classes in order to keep all our children in mind. This is coordinated by the lead who helps to adjust the curriculum ensuring we tailor it depending on our previous successes.


Our curriculum is bespoke to us and is driven by the fact that we want children to leave the Mill secure in their own identity; familiar with their own community and sense of family; skilled in making connections with friends and the wider world.
Pupil Premium
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities. We continuously reflect on the best practice there is available in order to have the greatest impact.
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