Our aim is that we establish a balanced, appropriate, relevant and exciting curriculum that meets individual’s needs and supports spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
We have developed a bespoke curriculum, based on outstanding practice from within our Trust and one that relates to our local community. Students are taught in small groups and remain with the same two staff for the majority of the time, allowing them to develop excellent relationships with staff and their peers. The curriculum at KS3 includes a core of Mathematics and English, PSHE and Topic elements that make up the remainder of their curriculum and include an SEMH curriculum. These ‘elements’ change throughout the year to ensure students have a balanced range of learning opportunities including learning in the local community.
Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is continually revised to match the needs of individuals and is aimed at enabling students to achieve worthwhile academic and vocational outcomes. We currently offer qualifications which include GCSEs in English Language, Maths, Science, Finance, Citizenship and ICT.
A range of accredited vocational qualifications are also offered that include Sport, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Art, Motor Vehicle Studies, Multitrade, Catering, Music and Media.
This range of subjects is underpinned by PSHE to ensure all their needs are met and students have the opportunity for social and emotional development.
SMSC is the foundation of all our practice and is evident not only in every lesson but throughout the Academy day. We run several community projects throughout the year and plan various activities to support charities. We provide a range of educational trips and visits to develop our learning outside the classroom and prepare our students for life in modern Britain.