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F1: Designed for Long Term Exceptional Outcomes

In all things we put our students first; everything we do is designed around their long-term benefit.

  • Staff are ambitious about the outcomes for all
  • Through having a 0-19 provision on one site, the Academy can maximise opportunities for all learners.
  • All learning builds towards an end point. Pupils are being prepared for their next stage of education, training or employment at each stage of their learning.
  • The curriculum reflects the school’s local context by addressing typical gaps in pupils’ knowledge and skills.
  • Teachers ensure that pupils embed key concepts in their long-term memory and apply them fluently.
  • The subject curriculum is designed and delivered in a way that allows pupils to transfer key knowledge to long-term memory. It is sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and pupils can work towards clearly defined end points.
  • The curriculum is ambitious and designed to give all pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils and including pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
  • A rigorous and sequential approach to the reading curriculum develops pupils’ fluency, confidence and enjoyment in reading.
  • At all stages, reading attainment is assessed and gaps are addressed quickly and effectively for all pupils. Reading books connect closely to the phonics knowledge pupils are taught when they are learning to read.
  • A sharp focus ensures that younger children gain phonics knowledge and language comprehension necessary to read, and the skills to communicate. This is the foundation for future learning.
  • Pupils read widely and often, with fluency and comprehension appropriate to their age.
  • Pupils are able to apply mathematical knowledge, concepts and procedures appropriately for their age.
  • Pupils’ work across the curriculum is of good quality.
  • Assessment is used effectively to plan for the next stage in children’s learning.
  • Pupils develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well. This is reflected in results obtained by students in national tests and examinations that meet government expectations.
  • Pupils are ready for the next stage of education, employment or training. They have the knowledge and skills they need and, where relevant, they gain qualifications that allow them to go on to destinations that meet their interests and aspirations and the intention of their course of study. Pupils with SEND achieve the best their possible outcomes.
  • Pupils in sixth form are ready for the next stage and are going on to appropriate, high-quality destinations.