Learning & Teaching

General Curriculum, Aims and Organisation
...outstanding teaching leads to a love of learning and helps pupils achieve their best ...pupils make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage in ALL areas of their learning ... teachers provide activities which excite and capture the children's interests resulting in moments of awe and wonder ... learning is purposeful and no time is lost  .... Ofsted March 2014. The full Ofsted report can be viewed, here!

The academy aims to provide a broad, balanced, coherent curriculum for the children that tries, as far as possible, to meet their individual needs.

Curriculum

Our prime aim is to deliver the National Curriculum. This consists of the following subjects:

Core Subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT
  • Science
Foundation Subjects
  • Geography
  • History
  • Design Technology
  • PSHCE
  • Art
  • RE
  • P.E.
  • Music
  • Modern Foreign Languages

Information relating to the National Curriculum is available in the academy. The academy has developed planned modules relating to the National Curriculum.

Assessment Profiling is carried out in the Foundation Stage within the first few weeks of children starting with the academy. This is done implicitly so that children continue with child led tasks and activities and are unaware that observations are taking place.

On-going assessment is carried out throughout the academic year in order to inform teacher assessment and support children in recognising what they need to do in order to progress further in their learning.

Teachers also use a range of test materials in order to inform their assessments. These support evidence of pupil attainment, serving as an indication of their independent ability.

The results of Year 6 SATs tests are reported to parents and the results published.

Children are set according to ability in English and Maths in Years 5 and 6, whilst in Year 3 and 4, they are set in Maths only. There is an obligation to spend a large part of curricular time in the teaching of the Core subjects (English, Maths, ICT and Science).

Information from testing and teacher assessment is also used to set achievable targets for individuals and Year groups.