our curriculum design and content, we endeavour to ensure that every
child throughout the school receives a differentiated, broad and
balanced curriculum, positively encouraging creativity, with
subjects being taught through a discrete and cross-curricular
approach. This is all done with a focus on providing inspiration and
aspiration to all of our pupils.
introduction of the New National Curriculum in 2014, and as an
academy, we are very fortunate to be able to take on exciting new
topics, working with an ability to approach them creatively. We
focus on providing an engaging and enriching curriculum, tailored to
the needs of all pupils and giving them opportunities to learn using
all of the resources at our disposal – particularly our amazing
Creative Curriculum helps our children to unlock their full
potential through the following:
• Promoting safe learning that is well organised and stimulating.
• Allowing children to understand what they have to do to assess
their own work and make progress.
• Well differentiated and organised planning allowing every child to
• Practical experiences that stimulate further questions and
• An environment that encourages positive behaviour and British
• Encouragement to reflect on their learning.
• Engagement between pupils and parents/guardians to discuss
• An understanding, and application of Maths and English within
In our curriculum, we follow the nationally agreed programmes of
study in all subjects, ensuring that children are taught a wide
range of skills and knowledge. We wish for them to be inspired,
strive to be the best that they can, and also be prepared for the
next stage in their education and the challenges of life in 21st
century Britain. At the heart of all of this, as a faith school, we
also ensure that RE and our school values are firmly embedded into
all aspects of the curriculum, and indeed school life.
We use a topic approach in teaching Humanities (History, Geography),
incorporating RE, music and art where appropriate. This is planned
on a cycle to ensure that children do not repeat topics, and it also
allows staff and children an ability to plan together, enabling far
greater flexibility in use of the curriculum time. It also allows us
to create those truly inspirational moments - through in-school
activities, outdoor learning opportunities, trips or workshops – and
also ensure that all children are able to engage through the
differentiation of their learning.
We place importance on organising trips to a range of places (such
as Duxford Imperial War Museum and Living Land), workshops on a
range of subjects, and engaging in local events to be actively
involved and supportive of the local community and other schools. We
also host a range of extra-curricular clubs. All of these help to
ensure that our pupils have access and opportunities to experience
learning in a variety of forms and contribute to their Social,
Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development.