Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all our students, which brings out the best in all of them and prepares them for success in life.
As part of United Learning, we follow the United Learning Curriculum. This curriculum has been developed by hundreds of teachers and leaders. This Curriculum is based on these key principles:
- Entitlement – We believe that all children have right to learn what is in the United Learning Curriculum. This encompasses our desire to teach the best that’s been thought, said and done.
- Mastery – We want all students to achieve a full understanding of the knowledge specified in the Curriculum for each year. We use the Rosenshine principles of instruction to help our students develop knowledge and understanding.
- Stability – We won't constantly amend the Curriculum: while we should make occasional adjustments in the light of feedback and experience, we will aim for stability over many years, so that teachers can develop expertise, and we constantly build assessments and teaching materials to support.
- Concepts not context – The Curriculum is intended as a concise specification of knowledge and content to be taught and learned; it is for schools and teachers to decide how to teach and bring it to life.
This academic year sees us rise to the challenge of ensuring that learning continues despite the restrictions placed on us by dealing with Covid-19. School is also mindful of the need to provide time for students to work on areas of learning that may not have been completed during Year 8. This has led us to make decisions regarding the time that can be allocated to each subject during this academic year. This section gives details of the subjects taught in Years 7, 8 and 9 and the allocation of teaching time to each subject.
Overview of the Curriculum 2020-21
If you require any further information please contact Dr Alan Stokes, Director of Curriculum, at school or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.