Curriculum

The principles around which our curriculum is constructed

Our curriculum is the bedrock upon which we educate our students in the knowledge, understanding and skills that are essential for them to have. It permeates through lessons, use of homework, assemblies, tutoring, educational visits and more, and is designed to give all students a comprehensive education at a depth and breadth suited to, and never limiting, them as individuals.

We build on the primary curriculum with a broad and balanced programme both in and out of the classroom, and prepare learners for post 16, life-long education and training by showing students how to take ownership of their studies. We support them to be independent and confident learners.

Local and global communities really matter to us, and we talk about them in our curriculum. We also believe in giving real-world purposes and audiences for the work that we ask students to do. Our aim is to help students to communicate with clarity, so we provide them with knowledge of a wide vocabulary through reading widely, teach spelling and grammar, and use structured speech events to give them confidence in verbal communication.

Homework is used to help students reflect on prior learning and also to prepare for future experiences, and we use meaningful assessment to challenge and motivate them. We strongly value the use of modelled and exemplary work in our teaching in order to show students what success looks like.

Ultimately, we want all students to leave us prepared to take the next steps in their lives and to be knowledgeable, responsible and individual citizens.

 

For our full Curriculum Statement, please click here.

 

 

Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school leadership. (Ofsted 2015)

 

Curriculum Statement precis

The principles around which our curriculum is constructed

Our curriculum is the bedrock upon which we educate our students in the knowledge, understanding and skills that are essential for them to have. It permeates through lessons, use of homework, assemblies, tutoring, educational visits and more, and is designed to give all students a comprehensive education at a depth and breadth suited to, and never limiting, them as individuals.

We build on the primary curriculum with a broad and balanced programme both in and out of the classroom, and prepare learners for post 16, life-long education and training by showing students how to take ownership of their studies. We support them to be independent and confident learners.

Local and global communities really matter to us, and we talk about them in our curriculum. We also believe in giving real-world purposes and audiences for the work that we ask students to do. Our aim is to help students to communicate with clarity, so we provide them with knowledge of a wide vocabulary through reading widely, teach spelling and grammar, and use structured speech events to give them confidence in verbal communication.

Homework is used to help students reflect on prior learning and also to prepare for future experiences, and we use meaningful assessment to challenge and motivate them. We strongly value the use of modelled and exemplary work in our teaching in order to show students what success looks like.

Ultimately, we want all students to leave us prepared to take the next steps in their lives and to be knowledgeable, responsible and individual citizens.

 


 

 
 

The headteacher, leadership team and other senior leaders set very high expectations for the school. They have established an ethos that encourages and supports good behaviour, attitudes and learning. (Ofsted 2015)