Pillars upon which the curriculum is based
The curriculum is based upon core values of Excite, Explore and Excel.
Across all Key Stages we want learners to engage in purposeful and authentic learning experiences that develop curiosity and ownership of learning, leading to achievement and success for all.
The three pillars upon which the curriculum is built are Literacy Focused, Thematically Delivered and Technology Enabled and underpinned by 21st Century Skills for Learning and Life.
We will provide a broad, balanced and thematic curriculum that excites and enthuses, and develops a curiosity of the world around them. There will be a strong emphasis on developing literacy skills. Being able to read is fundamental to our school and being a successful reader will help unlock other areas of the curriculum and life-long learning.
Mathematics will be taught discretely with meaningful links to ensure that the skills and knowledge are contextualised where possible. We believe that success in mathematics is possible for every child and have high expectations for all. Our maths curriculum provides children with a foundation for understanding the world and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about their maths learning.
The Trust understands the vital importance of strong home-school relationships and will ensure the school is seen as a hub of the community where families are welcomed and involved. We see families as partners in learning that will work alongside the school to support both the pastoral and academic sides to their child’s education. Technology will enable us to foster even closer relationships with parents and can support them in helping their own child’s learning. It will also provide a window into their child’s learning and school experiences, tracking progress as well as extending family learning opportunities.
Through links with the founder academy and other local organisations we will run extended services in partnership with the Collegiate Academy Trust and their Extended Services Manager we will offer activities such as:
- Family Literacy Sessions, where parents and children can learn English together
- ESOL for Health course, where newly arrived families learn about health education
- Digital Literacy Skills; where families learn basic digital skills
- Parent Ambassador Scheme, where parents can be supported by accredited ambassadors
We also intend to offer a breakfast and tea-time club via a third party to allow our families the flexibility they may need before and after school.