Our ‘all-through’ curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students from the ages 3-16 to ensure we focus on developing well-rounded students that are fully prepared for life beyond The Grange Academy. The curriculum is carefully planned to ensure there is clear fluency through the year groups in order to strengthen learning. The main purpose of the curriculum is to give our students the knowledge, skills and understanding to be successful both academically and personally ensuring that we support and encourage social mobility.
There should be depth before breadth in order to maximize learning and deepen knowledge and understanding.
Emphasis is given to both English/Reading and Mathematics to ensure that students have the essential skills needed for life and to access the full curriculum.
There are a range of opportunities for students to display their talents and encourage them to become well rounded individuals and build upon their cultural capital.
Through our unique PACE Curriculum students will be given the opportunity the express their knowledge, skills and understanding though Participation, Application, Communication & Exploration. The PACE framework allows students to demonstrate their learning and ensure they have experiences and knowledge to build upon. The curriculum balances the national expectations and a range of experiences allowing our children to develop academically and personally. Clear strategic planning allows the curriculum to be dynamic and adapt to the context of the school and children’s needs. High expectations combine the acquisition of knowledge and development of skills to create a purposeful and exciting learning journey for every child. The curriculum has high expectations to combine transferable skills, demonstrate a breadth of vocabulary and develop strong cross curricular links. Bespoke feedback polices provide a range of opportunities for students to reflect on their learning and think deeply.
What does this mean for students?
Students are expected to attain at or above their personal targets. We carefully monitor progress within lessons and provide feedback and support pupils to identify their own next steps so that they own their learning.
We want all pupils to be able to read confidently and to enjoy reading for pleasure and therefore we have a number of different strategies to support pupils who find reading difficult. All teachers are teachers of reading as it is a skill that is used in every subject.
Our students all leave school with a clear destination be that college, A levels, Apprenticeships or Specialised paths such as Sport or Armed forces. We ensure that they have the support to aspire and to find their next path in life.
For further information about the curriculum on offer at The Grange Academy, please contact Mrs J Thomson (Vice Principal)