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Our Curriculum

Curriculum Vision 

Our curriculum vision is to inspire a love of learning that enables all children and young people to flourish and to achieve.  

Impact Multi Academy Trust Curriculum Guiding Principles

Curriculum Principles  

All schools in our Trust own their own curriculum alongside this, we have developed a set of guiding principles with the aim of ensuring that every school is providing a high-quality curriculum for its pupils that is aligned with these principles. 

  • In EYFS play underpins learning and all aspects of pupils’ development. Our EYFS curriculum has a strong focus on continuous provision; providing an organised learning environment that allows pupils to explore, investigate and engage with carefully planned resources and activities.
     
  • All schools follow a broad curriculum exemplified by the National Curriculum. All pupils who are able to access the National Curriculum are supported to do so, meeting its specific learning objectives and standards.
     
  • Each school’s curriculum seeks to reflect the diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences of its pupils. It should include a wide range of perspectives, voices and examples to ensure that all pupils feel seen and heard. Opportunities for pupils to learn beyond their direct experience are sought. 
     
  • The PSHE curriculum provides pupils with the tools to understand and manage their emotions and mental wellbeing.
     
  • We seek opportunities in our curriculum to promote regular physical activity, healthy habits and the development of physical skills.  
     
  • All schools follow the DfEs reading framework, to meet expectations for teaching reading.
     
  • All schools use an accredited Systematic, synthetic phonics programme and ensure fidelity to the programme.
     
  • All schools have a structured maths curriculum which develops numeracy, problem solving and reasoning skills.
     
  • We recognise the importance of the Arts, all pupils will study the arts in every term up until the end of year 9. We actively encourage our students to keep their curriculum choices as broad as possible for as long as possible and to include the Arts within their qualification choices. 
     
  • We recognise the importance of the English Baccalaureate1 (EBacc) in keeping the curriculum broad and encourage pupils to study a language. 
     
  • Where it is sensible and practicable to align approaches within certain subjects and aspects, we encourage schools to do this across the trust for example Examination boards, Curriculum resources and assessments 

We understand that the curriculum can be delivered in a variety of ways including: 

-Timetabled lessons  

-Curriculum coverage through other subjects (this is mapped to ensure all students have access in the specific areas detailed in the National Curriculum) 

-Enrichment experiences for all 

-Scheduled ‘Drop down’ time (where there is a change in the normal daily timetable) with a bespoke theme 

Curriculum Experiences  

All pupils within our trust will have the opportunity to enrich their educational journey and enhance their love of learning through the following opportunities: 

museum, art gallery or the theatre  

EYFS

  • Participate in forest school
  • Visit in the local community

KS1

KS2

  • Visit in the local community  
  • Experience a cultural visit for example a museum, art gallery or the theatre
  • Visit and eat at a local restaurant  
  • Attend a Residential trip  
  • Learn a musical instrument  
  • Participate in a musical performance
  • Visit an art gallery or museum 
  • Participate in a sporting event 
  • Participate in an activity within one of our Secondary schools  

KS3

KS4

  • Attend a Residential and/or full day school trip 
  • Experience a cultural visit for example a museum, art gallery or the theatre  
  • Participate in a sporting event 
  • Participate in a musical performance 
  • Attend a careers fair  
  • Participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme  
  • Attend a careers fair 
  • Experience a cultural visit for example a museum, art gallery or the theatre

1(English language and English literature —Maths —Science Combined science or 3 single sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Computer science —History or Geography —a language). As a guide 2022-23 national Ebacc entry was 38%. * Trust dat

Impact Trust Curriculum Strategy Leads

Our Curriculum Strategy Leads develop outstanding practice in their subject, across the primary and secondary schools, supporting the development of leadership, curriculum design and implementation (utilising Trust resources and external support as needed).

To see a little of how our Curriculum Strategy Leads work together with colleagues across the Trust to achieve success watch the video here.

To see our Curriculum Strategy Leads profiles click here

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