The three ‘Is’
The Education Inspection Framework states that a school’s curriculum offer should be centered on the three ‘Is’ – ‘intent’, ‘implementation’ and ‘impact’.
Curriculum intent is about curriculum design, the emphasis being on how effectively schools provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils, opening rather than closing doors to future success.
What knowledge and understanding do we expect pupils to gain at each stage of their schooling and in each subject?
Curriculum implementation, meanwhile, is concerned with curriculum delivery, in other words teaching, assessment and feedback, and crucially that which leads to long-term learning.
How does our whole-school curriculum hang together and how does our specific context inform the curriculum?
Curriculum impact, finally, is about pupil achievement in terms of both attainment and progress, recognising that good outcomes are not just measured in test results but in how successfully pupils are developed as well-rounded citizens.
What knowledge and skills do pupils gain at each stage and over time and how does this compare to expectations?
This section of our website contains information on our curriculum offer at St Joseph’s. If you have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the school.