‘Work Together, Achieve More’
The Quality and Purpose of Education in our School
This curriculum intent statement outlines how the school has created the curriculum and the benefits it will bring to all of our pupils’ learning and self-improvement. This policy outlines our dedication to establishing a well-rounded and robust curriculum, as well as the provisions surrounding its creation.
At Holley Park Academy, we value pupils’ education and aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is accessible to and inclusive of all pupils, equipping them with the skills necessary to succeed in life after school. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and our curriculum celebrates the diverse nature of our society, enabling pupils to embrace the world around them – encouraging adherence with the fundamental British values. It also promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at our school and of society. We ensure that the curriculum we provide for our pupils enables them to understand and appreciate the social and economic environment in which they live. The context of our school informs how we plan for all teaching and learning so that pupils’ learning is relevant, meaningful and has purpose. We ensure that we use our well-resourced outdoor area to develop and extend children’s learning beyond the classroom.
We have a clear understanding of pupils’ backgrounds and are aware of the challenges which they face. We ensure that positive behaviours for learning are embedded throughout the school and are used as an effective tool to allow pupils to access the curriculum effectively and independently. We use prior knowledge to identify gaps in learning so that new knowledge can be acquired and end points identified.
The National Curriculum is the starting point for our planning, which then allows us to develop and implement a basic curriculum, as well as a local curriculum. This ensures a bespoke, broad and balanced curriculum is implemented on a two-year cycle. Our school values the input of its pupils, parents and the local community with regards to the delivery of the curriculum. We believe pupils get a well-rounded education if everyone is involved in shaping it. We also intend to offer our pupils new and exciting experiences through extra-curricular activities that are designed to build resilience, confidence and self-esteem.