Charlton School

Whole School curriculum Intent: 

Provide a high-quality education to all students by, 

  1. The curriculum having Ebacc at its heart
  2. Students receiving learning experiences which inspire and motivate them
  3. Challenging students through an ambitious curriculum to reach their full potential
  4. Ensuring lessons are accessible to all students, and address gaps created due to social disadvantage and the school’s local context

A spiral curriculum is developed in subject areas that ensures that teachers revisit previous learning and add new knowledge that is age/stage appropriate.  Within this spiral curriculum teachers build in interleaving which allows students to revisit previous learning on a regular basis to support retrieval and long-term memory retention.  Teachers should consider the following key points when planning the curriculum:

  1. Teach for the content to be remembered and not just encountered.
  2. Ensure that the curriculum is knowledge rich and focuses on the depth of learning and not its speed.
  3. Focus on the mastery of the key building blocks within the subject.
  4. Ensure that assessment points are well planned with a high priority on low stakes testing.


Curriculum implementation:

Our approach to implementation is centred around current evidence-based research. This has been used to create our teaching and learning strategy at Charlton School which focuses on 6 key areas to ensure that lessons are of high quality.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the relevant Curriculum Leaders.  All their email addresses are located here.