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Callerton Academy

Rationale

The aims of our curriculum.

At Callerton Academy, we aim to provide students with the essential knowledge they need, empowering them to be educated and responsible citizens and:

• Enable children to retain and apply this essential knowledge

• Build upon prior knowledge to maximise the progress made by all children

• Develop children’s numeracy, literacy and oracy, including the sustained expansion of their vocabulary

• Promote reading as a life skill and enable our children to become life-long readers

• Inspire children to become life-long learners

• Create a culture of high aspiration through challenging content and therefore pride in achievement

• Promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children, including fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

• Provide opportunities for developing self-confidence, self-awareness, independence, creativity, respect and resilience in children

• Promote knowledge and understanding of how children can keep themselves safe and healthy.

Students

Legislation and guidance

This policy reflects the requirements for academies to provide a broad and balanced curriculum as per the Academies Act 2010, and the National Curriculum programmes of study which the school has chosen to follow. 

It also reflects requirements for inclusion and equality as set out in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014 and Equality Act 2010, and refers to curriculum-related expectations of governing boards set out in the Department for Education’s Governance Handbook