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Curriculum: Principles Overview

Our key principles are that our curriculum:

  • Ensures that all students are happy, healthy and safe and understand how to stay safe. 
  • Is relevant to our community and context so that it is right for our students and is informed by current educational research and thinking.
  • Provides a rich, broad and varied experience, both accessible and challenging for all learners, where they are learning the right thing at the right time.
  • Delivers opportunities for students to learn extensive, relevant knowledge and useful, transferable skills.
  • Provides opportunities for all students to develop a high level of literacy and numeracy required for success in the wider curriculum and in adult life, including the ability to communicate by listening and articulating their views.
  • Allows for a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities that promote a student’s sense of moral and social responsibility, where they show understanding, respect and tolerance of a range of beliefs, opinions and cultures, both past and present.
  • Ensures that all students are able to thrive and develop as healthy individuals and good citizens, upholding fundamental British values.
  • Helps our students to develop a strength of character and resilience so that they can cope with choices and overcome the challenges they are likely to encounter in life. 
  • Enhances our students’ experience through our enrichment curriculum, where we seek to provide access to additional learning opportunities.
  • Provides an appropriate range of opportunities and experiences to inspire students to make informed and ambitious choices for future pathways.
  • Enables high standards of academic achievement that open doors for students so that they can be successful in the next stage in their education, training or employment.