Curriculum

Pupils’ timetables are broadly traditional, with a strong academic focus in order to fulfil our school vision to “let your light shine before others.” As a result, the Arts, personal development, character and cultural education also feature heavily across our curriculum, as does our foundation status. 

We take a precise approach to designing our curriculum and each subject designs an experience for pupils that:

  • is vertically sequenced, reinforcing and building upon prior knowledge.
  • it is logical, presented in an order that makes sense, getting gradually more challenging and helps students avoid forgetting what they have learnt and goes beyond the requirements of the national curriculum. 
  • is knowledge, experience and opportunity rich, building both substantive and disciplinary knowledge, as well as the individual as a whole.
  • is aspirational whilst still differentiated. It stretches pupils, who regularly think hard around big issues.
  • develops the individual to prepare them to be literate, numerate and successful in the next phase of their education, encouraging curiosity, independence and responsibility.
  • is relevant to them, as well as the evolving world and workplace. 
  • responds to pupils’ concerns.
  • will achieve high levels of retained knowledge.

 

These points confirm for us when a subject has got it right and is a key factor in our continuous curriculum review and development.

For individuals where the curriculum does not meet their needs, we offer high levels of individualisation and personalisation.

Our core Christian values underpin our curriculum. Our curriculum content, teaching approaches and rewards systems recognise and promote the following core learner characteristics:

Wisdom

Learner

Characteristics

 

Community

Learner Characteristics

Fostering discipline

Developing talents

Seeking knowledge

Problem solving

Questioning

Seeking help

Listening

Leadership

Self-control

Building relationships

Developing character,

Enabling people to flourish together

 

Taking part

Politeness

Empathy

Respect for others

Supporting others

Praising others

 

 

 

 

Hope

Learner

Characteristics

Joy

Learner Characteristics

Coping wisely with disappointment

Opening horizons

Seeking healing

Repair & renewal

Ambition

Optimism

Positivity

Risk taking

Learning from failure

Building resilience

Enabling flourishing

Developing confidence

I can…

 

Enthusiasm

Resilience

Self-belief

Creativity

Pride in achievement

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