“We will develop a curriculum that meets the needs, sparks the imagination and brings the best out of each individual pupil according to his/her ambition, aspirations, ability, interest and learning styles”
“Young people will respond to challenge as long as that challenge is relevant to theirindividual needs and aspirations”
All pupils will be offered the National Curriculum although we will take full advantage of the flexibility on offer in order to provide pupils with a personalised learning experience.
We believe that English and Mathematics provide the foundation for skills essential in the work place; as such we will endeavour to ensure that all young people have the English and Mathematics skills they need to succeed in life. A large proportion of our curriculum is allocated to developing these essential skills. We will assess the individual needs of all pupils and will support vulnerable pupils by providing intensive literacy and numeracy teaching.
This academic year we have extended and restructured the teaching day to facilitate a wider range of learning. This has enabled us to provide more curriculum time to a whole range of subjects from Geography and History to less academic subjects like Drama and Art.
Every pupil will have a structured programme of learning and will have access to mentoring and coaching where a need is identified. Teachers and Curriculum Leaders will monitor every pupil closely, ensuring their courses match their needs and that they are progressing as well as they should.
Across all Key Stages, teaching groups will be rigorously set by ability to ensure that pupils receive the appropriate level of challenge and support required to ensure progress. In some areas sets will be based on gender as we have found this to have a positive impact on the progress of both boys and girls. Prior attainment data and CAT scores will be used to create these groupings on entry in Year 7, and by closely monitoring pupil progress we will ensure that pupils are appropriately placed on their learning journey through the Academy.
The key features of the curriculum in 2015-2016 are:
The Adams’ Federation with Adams’ Grammar School leads to a sharing of culture, the opportunity for teachers, to share ideas and ‘best practice’, the improvement of Teaching and Learning, opportunities for the Most Able pupils, joint events, activities and services.