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The Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on a four year plan which provides a progressive programme of study in line with the National Curriculum subjects and requirements.

Social and emotional aspects of learning, rights and values (SRV)underpin everything we do at the Academy. All lessons contain a SRV which are woven into the learning to ensure we are educating our young people to become caring and considerate members of the community.

Curriculum continuity is ensured for all pupils by the close working relationships with our Lower Schools and the regular subject liaison meetings with Sandy Upper School.

Areas of the curriculum are the responsibility of subject specialists. Curriculum co-ordinators monitor their subject closely to ensure quality by teachers and pupils.

By close attention to children’s individual needs, each pupil is helped to progress at their own level, including the most able and those with specific learning difficulties.

The National Curriculum for our age stipulates a broad and balanced programme of learning activities to be delivered in the form of three core subjects and ten foundation subjects.

 

 

 

 

Core

English
Mathematics 
Science

 

Foundation

French
Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
Performing Arts (Music, Drama, Dance)
Physical Education                                                                                                                                        

Design and Technology (Art, Food & Textiles, Resistant Materials)
Topic (History, Geography, Religious Education) Key Stage 2

History (Key Stage 3)

Geography (Key Stage 3)

Philosophy and Ethics (Key Stage 3)
Personal Development (PSHE/SMSC)                                                                                                             Enrichment

 

 Quality First Teaching

In order to provide good and outstanding teaching for all our pupils, in each and every lesson there will be:

 

  • A clear purpose for the learning, shared through a learning objective and outcomes, which will be revisited at the end of the lesson.

 

  • Personalised feedback given in order to improve their learning.

 

  • Clear examples of what the children will be learning when appropriate.

 

  • Opportunities for pupils to discuss learning in pairs, groups or as a whole class.

 

  • Opportunities for each and every child to access the learning.

 

  • Links to literacy and numeracy skills when appropriate.

 

  • A variety of interactive activities.

 

  • Links made to the school’s values.

 

  • Opportunities for children to peer or self-assess work.

 

  • Opportunities to relate children’s learning to the real world.