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Lovers' Lane Enquiry Curriculum


Our curriculum has been updated from 2019. Our new curriculum structure is based on the National Curriculum expectations and also age-related skills and knowledge outlined in Focus Learning Challenge Curriculum (Clive Davis) to ensure our new curriculum is sequential and progressive and builds on prior learning in ALL subjects. Long Term Planning is structured to ensure that enquiry is at the heart of our Curriculum as our local setting reflects the need for our pupils to learn to enquire about the wider world, rather than just experiencing the town they live in. They also need to learn about different cultures and have experiences first hand, as sometimes family circumstances and resources can make it hard for them to have these out of school. Our children also need to learn about ways to keep themselves safe and to make healthy choices, due to living near a river, train line and also other contextual safeguarding needs, such as high levels of domestic violence, criminality, drug and alcohol misuse and mental health issues in our local area, as well as the risks of County Lines and Modern Slavery and Trafficking locally too. We have designed our curriculum with these important factors in mind.


If you have any questions about the curriculum at Lovers' Lane and what we teach please contact the school directly. 


Our curriculum intent is clear:


  • To provide pupils with experiences and knowledge beyond Newark to increase pupils’ aspirations. (social mobility)
  • To increase life skills and enable pupils to make choices that will keep them safe.  (aspire to succeed)
  • To increase pupils’ vocabulary through a language rich environment, role modelling and first hand learning experiences.
  • To increase knowledge through frequent recall and application of key facts and information
  • To ensure that all pupils have equal opportunities to thrive especially boys, PP and WB FSM boys.  



Curriculum Policy and Statement