Curriculum Overview

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

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Curriculum Aims

To create:

  • ambitious, confident and resilient learners.
  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make good progress and achieve their potential.
  • to promote independence, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • an ethos of strong moral, personal, social development and for students to make a positive contribution to the local community.

Strategic intent

To develop a curriculum which:

  • takes into account prior learning at each key stage where students build on previously acquired knowledge.
  • provides opportunities for all learners to maximise their potential.
  • works alongside the Education Health Care Plan focusing on outcomes for all learners.
  • provides students with opportunities to progress in the areas of academic, physical, vocational, independence and social skills.
  • allows all students to gain accreditation through the school’s curriculum content and enrichment opportunities.
  • recognising pupil’s strengths and continuously adapting the curriculum to be aspirational but also successful in meeting individual success.

Curriculum Principles

Our curriculum is constructed so that:

  • Teachers build upon students’ previously acquired knowledge at each Key Stage.
  • Lessons offer opportunities for consolidation of pupil knowledge and skills.
  • Lessons offer opportunities to use and build upon prior learning so that it can be embedded and allow students to learn with increased confidence.
  • Curriculum subjects’ content will endeavour to provide continual progression and newly acquired skills through Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. The curriculum will cater for all learners.
  • Staff to use appropriate teaching strategies and effective use of resources, specialist equipment and excellent use of support staff to provide high quality education for all pupils.
  • To support induction into secondary school for all Year 7 pupils.
  • Students who do not make expected progress during an academic year will be offered additional support through intervention group work. Pupils making exceptional progress in Key Stage 3 can be offered Gifted and Talented sessions for English and Maths.

Enrichment activities allow pupils to achieve accreditation in a variety of academic and non-academic activities which provides breadth to the curriculum allowing students to learn new knowledge and skills.