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What Matters Statements

Our curriculum will provide opportunities and experience to develop the
key concepts, knowledge and skills as described in the statements of what
matters and in line with the statements of what matters code.
Statements of what matters can be thought of as the ‘big ideas’ and key
principles in each Area. Each Area of Learning will have a number of
statements which feed into our Descriptions of learning. These outline
how learners should make progress within each statement of what
In total, there are 27 mandatory statements of what matters in this
Framework. These ensure our pupils receive a broad and balanced
curriculum. The process of exploring and revisiting these statements
enables pupils to develop ever deeper knowledge over the learning
continuum and to progress to a more sophisticated understanding of the
key knowledge, ideas and principles in each Area.