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Aims, values and purposes

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Aims, values and purposes

Education both influences and reflects the values of our society, and the kind of society we want to be. It is therefore important to recognise a set of common aims, values and purposes that underpin the school curriculum and the work of schools.



Three broad curriculum aims that children become successful, confident and responsible people.

The curriculum reflects values in our society and these underpin the work that schools do.


The statutory curriculum should establish an entitlement for all children and promote high standards.

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