The Academy’s aim is to enable every child to reach their full potential across the curriculum by providing a rich and relevant curriculum that embraces a range of teaching styles and experiences and is based upon direct first hand experience.
As an Academy within the Tees Valley Education, children will benefit from a continual focus on innovation and creating best practice by fostering a collaborative approach within and between our schools.
The curriculum follows the requirements of the National Curriculum and is organised in a way that engages and interests pupils as they develop and apply their skills and knowledge. The content and delivery of the curriculum will be matched to children’s needs and to their levels of maturity. Children will be helped to understand the world they live in and taught the skills they will need in their next stage of schooling and beyond. The curriculum will reflect the local context of the academy and use opportunities for first hand learning in the local area.
Technology is used to support and enhance learning as part of a curriculum for the 21st century. Children’s progress will be closely monitored so that their curriculum experiences and the support they receive will help them to meet their potential. In addition to the traditional curriculum areas children will experience personal, social, health and emotional education to help them live a full, safe and happy life.
Religious education will be taught separately and will follow the guidelines of the Local Agreed Syllabus. Parents and carers have the right to remove their child from religious education or from the daily act of collective worship. They should first discuss this with the Head of Academy so that they can understand clearly how these areas are tackled in the academy. If they then wish to withdraw a child, this should be confirmed in writing.
Normally, children will be placed in classes according to their ability and/or chronological age.
However, situations may develop when it would be impossible or even undesirable for a child to be placed in a certain class. Children are placed to best meet needs. Consequently the placement of any child in a particular class is at the discretion of the Executive Headteacher.