The school curriculum is defined according to its intent, implementation and impact.
- Intent is “a framework for setting out the aims of a programme of education, including the knowledge and understanding to be gained at each stage”.
- Implementation is a means of “translating that framework over time into a structure and narrative within an institutional context”.
- Impact is the means of “evaluating what knowledge and understanding pupils have gained against expectations.
It is important to bear the above in mind as we complete the trilogy and analyse what curriculum impact means in practice because, at its heart, “impact” is about evaluating the extent to which we achieve all the aims and ambitions of intent and implementation.