Our Curriculum Ambition

In all of our Trust schools, we aim to deliver a curriculum which fulfils our shared vision to raise educational standards and better the life chances of all our students. Each school will achieve this ambition by reflecting on the local context and planning a curriculum that best meets the needs and aspirations of their students.
The curriculum will be based on shared values, aims and principles which place the students at the heart of curriculum planning and enable them to develop as lifelong learners who have the knowledge, skills and learning attributes which enable them to be resilient and adaptable learners. This will enable our students to be equipped to deal with whatever challenges our rapidly changing world may hold for them in the future.

 Curriculum Intent

  • Meets the individual needs of students, raises aspirations of all students and enables them to widen horizons and maximise their potential.
  • Provides exciting opportunities for the intellectual, personal, social, emotional, cultural and creative development of every student.
  • Is broad and balanced where all subjects are valued and where all students are equipped with a breadth of knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Provides continuity and progression between the key stages, using assessment intelligently and to inform learning, and not solely as a tool for summative judgment.
  • Demonstrates through its implementation that it recognises how students learn, retain concepts and apply them to different situations.
  • Provides clear and relevant pathways for learning and the flexibility to respond to developing needs, interests and contexts.
  • Recognises the importance of both formal and informal taught curriculum within the school’s timetabled programme and that which takes place out of normal lesson time or the school day.
  • Provides high quality Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance thus ensuring that all students are prepared for their next steps at each stage of transition and for future employability.
  • Evolves and responds to social changes, technology and changing patterns of employment.