Intent Statement



The curriculum at Moorgate Primary Academy is designed for the children.  It covers the National Curriculum (2014) and reflects both the locality and the challenges faced by young people in 21st Century Great Britain. Potential barriers to their ongoing success include:

  • Shortage of valuable life experiences
  • Low expectations and aspirations
  • A lack of positive role models
  • Financial deprivation
  • Poor attendance
  • Low self-esteem and self-concept
  • Vocabulary and poor communication skills
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Limited parenting skills and parental support

It is paramount that the curriculum directly addresses these barriers.  Children will approach their educational career, including that beyond Moorgate Primary Academy, with the belief that their lives are not starved of opportunity, but brimming with possibility.  This is encapsulated within the school’s vision statement – Achieve, Challenge, Enjoy!  This vision statement also forms the structure for the Academy’s curriculum intent:


  • All children, regardless of their starting point, access an age-related curriculum
  • A broad curriculum allows all children to find areas of interest and expertise where successes and accomplishments are celebrated
  • Children are equipped with the knowledge and skills to understand how they can manage their wellbeing
  • Children are academically successful, equipped with the core skills and knowledge that will allow them to thrive in secondary school and beyond.
  • Children have a strong self-concept, allowing them to approach new experiences with confidence


  • Children welcome challenges and are prepared to work outside of their comfort zone
  • There is a culture of expectation in terms of attendance, effort, behaviour from all stakeholders
  • Preconceptions of themselves and others are challenged and debated
  • There is a Growth Mindset where attitude, effort, continuous improvement and self-motivation form the cornerstone of effective learning and success
  • Children solve problems and reason, applying their knowledge and skills to a range of contexts and situations


  • Jumping Off Points that provide context and stimulate interest in the learning
  • A balanced diet of written, practical and experiential learning activities
  • Enriching and immersive experiences
  • Exposure to jobs and careers linked directly to subject specific learning
  • Celebrate and learn about the locality and the world beyond
  • Sharing and celebrating successes and learning with friends, family and the wider community
  • Children enjoy their learning, establish strong and appropriate relationships with their peers and have positive views of themselves and others.


SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership.  The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support.  In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Eduction of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.

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