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Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust

A Broad and Balanced Curriculum

 

 ‘Encourage one another and build each other up’

1 Thessalonians 5:11

 

Our vision is deeply rooted in the biblical wisdom and Christian teaching of loving each other, encouraging and building each other up to achieve ones very best. Together we learn, love, achieve and succeed. Staff and students come together as one family to celebrate each other’s uniqueness, accomplishments, talents and gifts regardless of cultural, social, religious, economic or ethnic background. Every child is encouraged by the leadership, staff, parents and their peers to discover and grow their God-given talents and gifts to their fullest potential. We are a school family that believe by encouraging, inspiring and building each other up, we secure the best outcomes for every member of our school community.

 

Intent

At Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust we offer an exciting topic based curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all pupils the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum filled with opportunities and challenge, where there are no limits to learning and no child is left behind. Our children are at the heart of everything we do and at the centre of all decisions we make. Our curriculum promotes enjoyment of learning through creativity, purpose and relevance. Underpinned by our Christian values, we passionately believe that children should be equipped to see beyond the school community and contribute to the wider world as caring and respectful citizens. 

 

Implementation

To ensure that our ambitious curriculum is delivered to the highest standard, Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust has a clear strategic overview for curriculum implementation. We have a four year thematic rolling curriculum with each term driven primarily by either history, geography or science. Wherever possible, our core subject learning is interwoven within the theme to ensure deep and meaningful learning across the whole curriculum. Our non- core subjects are taught in blocks to ensure that equal coverage is given and high quality outcomes are produced. Through continuous professional development we strive to  ensure teachers’ subject content knowledge consistently builds and develop over time. 

 

Delivery of our curriculum is through quality first teaching. Using a range of teaching styles and experiences, we aim to foster in the children a love of learning and a passion for enquiry. We teach in mixed ability groups and provide opportunities for both half class and whole class teaching, making informed decisions based on the learning needs of the children. We also offer a continuous provision element to our teaching, providing meaningful opportunities for pupils to embed knowledge and skills, whilst developing their skills of independence, problem solving and creativity. Assessment for learning drives teaching of the curriculum with assessment designed to thoughtfully shape future learning.

 

Impact

Our full and rich curriculum, with its excellent range of experiences including visitors and trips, ensures that every pupil at Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust makes excellent progress both academically and personally. As well as,  ensuring that every child is given the opportunity to shine and flourish by challenge and developing curious pupils who love to learn and will continue to thrive forward with a thirst for knowledge. 

Children have raised aspirations and confidence in their own abilities. They are highly motivated to succeed and support one another to do so and as a result achieve highly in all areas and are well prepared for their next stage of education.