Our aim is to deliver an all-inclusive curriculum whereby students are encouraged to explore creative and thought provoking projects that challenge misconceptions, develop their practical abilities, build their resilience and confidence, develop their ability to problem solve independently using the resources around them, aspire for greatness without any limitations and build on knowledge and skills to prepare them for further study or careers.
Through our carefully tailored curriculum pupils are encouraged to explore, investigate and understand a wide range of modern-day issues. British values are deeply imbedded throughout our projects and curriculum at both key stage three and key stage four for example; studying units around tolerance or social justice.
All projects are carefully developed in a clear and structured order to ensure it is inclusive of all pupils’ needs and our clear pupil friendly success criteria enables learning to be scaffolded and provided opportunities for challenge and development of skills over time.
We utilise a range of methods to ensure the curriculum is accessible by all. Through the use of cross-curricular links, regular feedback, peer assessment, self-assessment, practical projects, tracking sheets and ‘stretch and challenge’ tasks we strive for high level progress and attainment by all. We endeavour to not only make our learning purposeful, we create a safe, positive and enjoyable climate for learning where student feel they can learn from mistakes and encouraged to build upon resilience. We regularly celebrate student achievements and successes through showcases and exhibitions. We promote pride and inspire students to recognise their own achievements and accomplishments.
We are fully committed to implement a curriculum that prepare students for life skills and further education. Our structured and focussed curriculum covers skills, knowledge and issues relating to mental health, healthy eating and lifestyle. Our curriculum will ensure progress is made by all and our students achieve the maximum amount of confidence in the skills and techniques we cover in the curriculum. Our students will be confident, happy and enthusiastic designers and artists, that display creativity and radiate individual flair. For students who wish to study in this area in KS4, we aim to support students in fulfilling their potential, helping them to achieve the highest possible results, progress and attainment in both so that they are well equipped to pursue a future career in this area should they wish to do so