Impact Multi Academy Trust Curriculum Guiding Principles
All schools in our Trust offer a broad and balanced curriculum that is designed to give all pupils the knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in life.
All schools in our trust will enable all students to access the National Curriculum, this can be in the form of:
-bespoke 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 days to focus on a specific area of curriculum delivery
- Timetabled lessons leading to qualifications
Where it is sensible and practicable to align approaches within certain subjects and aspects, we encourage schools to do this.
In our Secondary schools, a broad range of subjects is taught in a 3-year Key stage 3 programme of study.
We recognise the importance of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) (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 (Ancient or modern) and we aim for at least 70%+ KS4 students to access the EBacc.
We recognise the importance of the Arts and actively encourage our students to keep their curriculum choices as broad as possible, for as long as possible and to include Music, Dance, Drama, Creative Media, and Art & Design within their choices.
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).
Trust Curriculum Strategy Lead Geography
Chris has been Head of Geography at Langley Park School for Boys for 3 years. Prior to becoming a teacher, Chris spent 12 years working in the International Development sector, running development programmes that supported poor and marginalised communities in Africa and Asia. Chris has been able to work in many countries including a year spent in Nepal and large chunks of time developing grassroots projects that supported disabled children and young people to access their rights in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Chris has a Masters in Children, Youth and International Development and is currently completing his NPQSL.
Ted Fox Joyce
Trust Curriculum Strategy Lead Visual Arts
Ted has been Head of Visual Arts at Langley Park School for Girls for 16 years. He coordinates all areas of the Visual Arts Department, Fine Art, Textiles, Photography and Creative Digital Media. Ted is committed to teaching traditional forms of creative work using techniques and materials ranging from observational pencil drawing to print making and analogue photography. He also sees digital technologies in the creative arts, as an essential tool in our pupils’ creative futures. As an Adobe educational leader, he is keen to develop this aspect of the curriculum even further. Ted has a BA Hons in Fine Art, an MA in Art in Education, and an MA in Fine Art.
Trust Curriculum Strategy Lead Visual History
Gregg has been Head of History and Politics at Ravens Wood for 7 years, he also oversees the school’s Oxbridge and Medicine Applicants’ Support Programme. Gregg has led the department in reviewing and refreshing the KS3 curriculum to make it: more inclusive; driven by the best disciplinary and pedagogical evidence; effective and impactful in its sequencing and resourcing. Gregg has a BA and MA in History, and he has completed his NPQSL, during which he focussed on developing literacy through vocabulary teaching. In his spare time, Gregg is a Chair of Governors and link governor for teaching and learning at a local secondary school.
Trust Curriculum Strategy Lead Drama
Chris has been Head of Drama at Hayes school for 17 years. An experienced collaborator, Chris has previously played an active role in the school’s specialist Arts College status and has recently established ‘HayesCreates’, raising the online profile of the school’s enrichment Music, Drama and Dance. In Hayes School’s recent Ofsted inspection Chris’ Department was found to demonstrate “Strong Practice” in all areas of a Deep Dive, with particular emphasis on development and delivery of the curriculum. Chris is looking forward to working with Drama specialists and enthusiasts across the trust, developing Drama content, establishing positive and productive relationships and enabling pupils in all Key Stages across the Trust to work together and learn from each other.
Trust Curriculum Strategy Lead Religious Studies
Priscilla has been Head of Religious Studies at Hayes school for 5 years. In this role she has inspired and motivated pupils to become lifelong learners who can apply their knowledge and skills beyond the classroom. Priscilla is a member of the Bromley Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE), this has developed her understanding of the Primary Curriculum and contributed to her work on KS2 -KS3 transition. Priscilla is excited about the opportunity to work with other schools within Impact and enrich the learning experiences of pupils even further.
Trust Curriculum Strategy Lead Science
Veronica has been Head of Science and Chemistry at LPGS for 10 years. She is committed to sharing her subject with young people in the most engaging and successful way possible and she has a particular interest and expertise in curriculum design and implementation. Veronica currently works collaboratively with Science leads across the trust and recently hosted a Year 5 practical Science afternoon at LPGS. Veronica is looking forward to exploring opportunities for collaboration across our Trust schools to enrich the learning experience and opportunities for all pupils, to promote a lifelong interest in and enthusiasm for science.
Trust Curriculum Strategy Lead
Chris is currently in his first year in the role of Director of Sport at Hayes School, having previously been the Head of PE for four years. He is also a Lead Teacher, SLE and subject lead for Physical Education within the BSC. Chris has been involved in the Coaching Programme at Hayes and is due to begin an NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture. Prior to teaching he was Football academy Coach at Macclesfield Town under 16’s as well as playing at local and regional level. Chris is looking forward to building on the fantastic PE provisions across the trust.
Trust Curriculum Strategy Lead Modern Foreign Languages
Francesca has been Head of Spanish at LPGS for 7 years, prior to this she spent time in both Spain and Italy teaching in Primary schools. She has particularly enjoyed maintaining a long-standing Spanish Exchange with a partner school in Tenerife, and seeing language come alive for pupils. Francesca’s role as Female Empowerment Champion has also been an important part of her leadership experience. She led the Empowerment Conference, bringing together hundreds of pupils from all over Southeast London to celebrate empowerment and hear from inspirational female guests. Francesca is very much looking forward to working collaboratively with teachers across the Trust and is especially look forward seeing how our partnership can enhance the experience of our youngest language learners.