- It extends between the ages of 2 and 19.
- It includes both the formal timetabled curriculum and all the informal learning and development that occurs outside the timetable.
- It is a plan or strategy for progression for our pupils: how we move them from a state where they have not acquired specific knowledge, skills, experience and dispositions, to a state where they have acquired these.
- It encompasses everything that pupils acquire: what they know, what they can do, what experiences they have had and how they are likely to behave.
- It involves a deliberate choice to select, from all the possible knowledge, skills, experiences and dispositions, those which we believe pupils should acquire.
- It responds to well-designed assessment which tells us whether pupils have acquired what was intended.