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At Monteagle, we believe that our wider curriculum is designed to be relevant, progressive and ambitious and provide our pupils with the skills and knowledge they need to not only prepare them effectively for the next steps in their education but also life in 21st century.

The National Curriculum states:

“The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.”



Our History Curriculum builds on our students’ understanding of British history and world history, encouraging the recognition of important local history and building an appreciation for historical events from a variety of cultures and perspectives. We want our learner to have the building blocks and core vocabulary they need to access more abstract and complex topics. Through careful sequencing, we ensure that these key concepts are regularly revisited and built upon to develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of historical concepts and topics.


At Monteagle, our geography curriculum provides all pupils with an understanding of their place in the world. We place a strong emphasis on the importance of learning new vocabulary, in order to help obtain new knowledge and raise the cultural capital of our learners. The knowledge-rich curriculum is designed to introduce key human and physical geographic concepts that are revisited every year, and previous learning is consolidated and expanded upon in new contexts. The subject-specific knowledge and understanding that pupils develop ensure that they are perfectly prepared to continue their studies when they move to the next stage of their education. This means that our pupils have the confidence to independently consider solutions to key geographical issues in both the local community and wider global contexts and topics.


An effective Science curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the world. Our pupils will learn Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science. Our ambitious, knowledge-rich science curriculum has a focus on embedding core vocabulary and encouraging all children to think scientifically, fostering their love of learning and curiosity for the subject.


Our RE curriculum is based on the New Barking and Dagenham Syllabus 2024, although the curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of our pupils at Monteagle. Our curriculum is designed to enable pupils to be active members of society, develop their subject knowledge and apply skills to other areas of their learning.


We follow the National Centre for Computing Education’s Teach Computing Curriculum that we have adapted to suit the needs of our pupils. We believe that a high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.  The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. In addition, Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology whilst staying safe online.


Our Art and Design curriculum fully engages children and equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Children are able to develop their confidence, imagination and ability to express their thoughts and feelings and our ‘Kapow’ scheme of work enables effective progression of skills throughout each year group.

Design Technology

Throughout the DT curriculum, children are provided with the opportunity to design, make and evaluate products with a purpose and audience in mind. Through well planned lessons and high-quality resources, our pupils are encouraged to build upon their prior learning and experiences. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.