We have a diverse curriculum which aspires to respond to the local and national agenda both intelligently and creatively in order to ensure all our students receive a high quality learning experience at all times. All secondary schools' curriculums have undergone significant reforms which will affect your child at different stages of their school career.
We believe whole heartedly that in order to access a broad and balanced curriculum, all students need to be confident and proficient in the basic skills of Reading, Writing, Communication and Mathematics and they are given the highest priority at all times.
Finally, we consider it critical that equal opportunities and fundamental British Values are promoted and realised at all levels of curriculum provision and that this is integral to outstanding practice. Whilst we provide extensive individual and small group withdrawal support where necessary our curriculum is one which celebrates inclusion at all times and we firmly believe that our diversity as a school ultimately enriches and enhances our curriculum for the benefit of all.
Beyond the formal curriculum
The school curriculum is not narrowly constrained within formal lessons but extends to a vast array of extra-curricular opportunities which we term “Enrichment”. All students have access to and are actively encouraged to take part in an extensive programme, which seeks to extend their learning and widen their life experiences. We seek to use active partnerships to support learning wherever possible and encourage students to interact with speakers and visiting groups/industries/organisations to extend their communication skills and learning capacity. The school uses its Pupil Premium and other avenues of funding to ensure that all groups within the school are able to access these activities.
Work Related learning is any planned activity that uses the context of work to develop knowledge, skills and understanding useful in work. Through work related learning activities, the school seeks to develop the employability skills of young people, provide them with the opportunity to ‘learn by doing’, raise standards of achievement and encourage positive attitudes to lifelong learning. Opportunities will be provided both within our various curriculum areas and as planned activities within our enrichment programme. All students have the opportunity to take part in a formal work experience at the end of Year 10.