Curriculum Intent

Everything we do is driven by our core purpose: together, we can create a world of endless possibilities. We are compelled to provide a world-class creative curriculum that is aspirational and ambitious for every child. Our broad and balanced WONDER Curriculum, which is inclusive by design, has been crafted to meet the needs of our diverse community through carefully connecting the head, heart and hand. Our progressive learning episodes, based on the National Curriculum, build upon prior learning and help our children to know more and remember more.




The knowledge our children acquire, building sequentially and progressively. The enriching experiences our children encounter to develop skills for life and grow into responsible, compassionate citizens that demonstrate the values and characteristics to thrive in modern Britain. The skills our children develop to ensure they are ready for life beyond Wyndham and a lifetime of success.  


Deeply rooted within this approach is reading; the significance of this skill and disciplinary literacy across the curriculum is key to our pupils’ accessing and activating knowledge and vocabulary, developing their cultural capital and stimulating social mobility later in life. Fluency, oracy and enjoyment is prioritised in early reading to ensure pupils’ automaticity of skills and ultimately enabling them to become proficient readers with a deep appreciation and understanding of the written word as they progress through our school.

What and how we teach is rooted in knowledge about cognitive science, helping to make learning stick over time. Our planned learning episodes are underpinned by our WONDER Principles, driving ‘how’ learning is activated. Our WONDER Principles guide the way our curriculum is designed and built:

  • Work together to communicate ideas
  • Old learning is retrieved
  • New learning is practised
  • Deepen thinking by problem solving
  • Exploration of the world
  • Read and research together

Central to our curriculum is personal development. We have ambitious, creative approaches in place to nurture children’s broader development and foster their well-being. We utilise the strong connections we have within our local community to provide carefully planned opportunities and experiences that they would not ordinarily encounter, creating a world of endless possibilities for our Wyndham children both now and in the future.


Curriculum Teams

Curriculum Directors are accountable for ensuring that the curriculum is coherent, ambitious, knowledge-rich and rooted in evidence-informed practice and pedagogical approaches that derive from cognitive science about memory, forgetting and the power of retrieval. 

Subject leaders are responsible for leading and monitoring their area. Staff meetings during the year will develop subject knowledge and provide rich CPD opportunities, enabling all staff to focus on their own knowledge gaps in advance of teaching them. Resources and equipment will be audited and ordered by the leaders, ensuring that all learning episodes can be taught effectively, have maximum impact upon learning and interrupt the forgetting. Subjects are always led in teams as we believe in the power of collaboration.


Subject Teams

Curriculum Strand: Future Innovators 
Curriculum Director: Jenny O’Riordan 
Subject  Computing  Maths  Design & Technology 
Subject Leader  Sabaa Khan 
Kevin Jones – E-safety  
Nicol Winfield-Murray/Jenny O’Riordan  Lauren Brooker 
Team members  Georgia Bailey, Saima Rizwan, Emma Rayiru, Jamie Armstrong, Emma Hursey, Kirsty D 


Curriculum Strand: Express Yourself 
Curriculum Director: Katie Tildesley
Subject  Music  PE  Art 
Subject Leader  Shaun Barker  Joe Martin  Katie Tildesley 
Team members  Erica Tite, Hayley Muldoon, Hayley Hancock, Mandi Westbrook, Kerry Bishton, Chelsea Ratcliffe


Curriculum Strand: Wonderful World 
Curriculum Director: Becky Harries 
Subject  History  Geography  RE  Science 
Subject Leader  Becky Harries  Emily Noke  Asmaa Ahmed Rachel Bird 
Team members  Caroline Jackson, Claire Kelk, Emma Mellard, Nisha Kaur, Sarah-Jane Jeffrey, Zoe Flint 


Curriculum Strand: Communicate and Connect 
Curriculum Director: Lauren Brooker 
Subject  English  Oracy  PSHE/SCARF  MFL 
Subject Leader  Michelle Garton 

Nicole Winfield – Phonics 

Sandy Churchward – Early English 

Maddy Higgins  Katie McCabe  Amie Proom 
Team members  Kelly Gallimore, Ashley Gowlett, Suzannah Hemmings, Katie Scotney, Kyle Rogers