Aims & Intentions


At Coton-in-the-Elms CofE Primary, everything that we do is centred around ensuring our pupils are ready for the next stage of their lives.

The principles of how our children learn are embedded within our teaching pedagogy. The sequential curriculum builds upon prior learning, ensuring prior knowledge is embedded in the long-term memory and can be retrieved and built upon to develop more complex schema. All decisions are informed by research and accounts of prior success. We provide an engaging, broad and balanced curriculum based upon the National Curriculum aims and expectations.  We have 5 words which we hold dear: P.E.A.C.E (Perseverance, Excellence, Awe & Wonder, Compassion and Enjoyment). Each of these values drives what and how we offer learning experiences in school.  Our Curriculum Intent is suitably tailored to our school’s current population and the families we work with.  To view more details about our curriculum offer, please click on the document below.

Our Christian values, PSHE lessons and daily collective worship promote positive attitudes which reflect the skills and character needed for future learning and success. Children leave Coton-in-the-Elms Church of England Primary School with a sense of belonging and pride and developed the confidence and skills needed to be learners in life. We intend our pupils to be active and successful participants of British and Global society. There is explicit reference and careful consideration given to how diversity and inclusion weaves through our units of work. It enables us to build strong relationships, celebrate diversity, encourage respect and build a sense of community. It provides and acknowledges success for all children, in all aspects of their development and it recognises, encourages and celebrates all types of talent. Pupils learn about significant people through time and how they have helped to shape the world we live in today.

Coton curriculum on a page

Curriculum Rationale and Purpose

Each of our subject leaders has carefully considered the curriculum offer for their subject area (examples below).

The rationale for the curriculum design of their area can be found in our ‘rationale and Purpose documents’. This document sits alongside the subject’s policy.

History Curriculum Rationale and Purpose

Modern Forign Languages rationale and purpose