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Our curriculum is based upon our core values of Excite, Explore and Excel.
Across the whole school we want learners to engage in purposeful and authentic learning experiences that develop curiosity and ownership of learning, leading to achievement and success for all.
The three pillars upon which the curriculum is built are Literacy Focused, Thematically Delivered and Technology Enabled, all of which are underpinned by 21st Century Skills for Learning and Life.
We provide a lively, authentic, creative curriculum that excites and engages pupils and helps them develop a curiosity of the world around them, allowing them to learn, develop and achieve their maximum potential. We have a strong emphasis on developing literacy skills. Being able to read is fundamental to our school and being a successful reader will help unlock other areas of the curriculum and lifelong learning.
Providing a thematic approach offers pupils a wealth of ‘irresistible’ learning opportunities where key concepts and skills are delivered through exciting and dynamic themes in a hands-on and practical nature. Themes such as ‘Why is Water Wet?’, ‘Gods and Mortals’, ‘Blue Abyss’ and ‘Hola Mexico’ give our pupils opportunities for exciting hooks and authentic learning tasks with real audiences built into the themes.
Our Key Stage 1 and 2 Curriculum builds upon the firm foundations of the Early Years Foundation Stage and continues to excite and catch the imagination of our learners whilst maintaining academic rigour.
Inclusivity and diversity are very important to us at the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust. In our pursuit to ensure we deliver an equitable and exemplary curriculum, we have texts readily available that excite, explore and ensure our learners have a greater understanding of the culturally rich world they are part of, from having protagonists from different ethnic backgrounds to stories that unmask historical episodes from ranging cultures and perspectives.
We aim to ensure that our learners develop a rich literary heritage which is all-embracing and continually evolving. In education’s truest form, we want our learners to see themselves in the stories and literature we share to empower and enable them to excel in all areas of the curriculum.