Whole School curriculum Intent:
Provide a high-quality education to all students by,
- The curriculum having Ebacc at its heart
- Students receiving learning experiences which inspire and motivate them
- Challenging students through an ambitious curriculum to reach their full potential
- 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:
- Teach for the content to be remembered and not just encountered.
- Ensure that the curriculum is knowledge rich and focuses on the depth of learning and not its speed.
- Focus on the mastery of the key building blocks within the subject.
- Ensure that assessment points are well planned with a high priority on low stakes testing.
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.