Curriculum Intent

Our key curriculum aims/intentions are to:

  • Place significant emphasis upon the “powerful knowledge” required to fully understand each subject or curriculum area. It is intended to be sequenced in a logical, coherent fashion which builds upon prior learning, and where required will draw in more abstract (or “hinterland”) concepts in order to contextualise learning and knowledge. Our curriculum will then develop the skill required to apply this knowledge effectively.

  • Provide frequent opportunity for students to recall and retrieve this knowledge, ensuring it is retained in the long-term memory and can then be recalled and applied whenever required.

  • Develop students’ general, and also subject-based literacy and numeracy.

In addition, we also aim to:

  • Ensure equal access to learning for all pupils, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support.

  • Champion not just inclusion, but “anti-racism” through content, references and ideology featuring within our curricula.

  • Promote a positive attitude towards learning.

  • Equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.

  • Develop pupils’ independent learning skills and resilience, to equip them for further/higher education and employment.