Curriculum plans are always live documents: staff are continually engaged in evaluating what they teach to ensure that the personalised needs of the specific pupils are met. Also adaptions are needed following training or professional sharing of quality teaching and learning strategies and methods. Hence the plans in this section of the webpage are the original plans that were made in July 2020. These plans do not always show clear examples of wider curriculum opportunities – as staff were planning within the constraints of Covid-19. However, throughout this year staff have ensured that pupils have been given as many opportunities as possible through their lessons, to consider and debate the ‘bigger picture’ – SMSC FBV and aspects of education linked to ‘cultural capital’. Such opportunities are to be audited at the end of this academic year and Long Term Plans will then be updated.
Throughout lockdown we aimed to deliver our planned curriculum as far as possible. However in order to ensure quality delivery and make sure that all pupils could access the curriculum, some aspects of the curriculum plans needed to be amended or reorganised. Of course the blended learning approach enabled much to still continue and assessment linked to planning to ensure pupil understanding and progress was high. Recovery planning has taken place and this will also be reflected in the plans that we share next academic year.
In July 2020 each department revised its curriculum plans and created a Long Term Plan that outlines simply what is to happen in each year.
This year has obviously been less predictable than usual and so we have had to continually evaluate and re-organise the learning journey.
Computing & IT (KS3)
Computer Science (KS4)
Food Preparation & Nutrition (KS4)
Health & Social Care (KS4)
RE & Active Studies
Technology Rotation (KS3)
Travel & Tourism (KS4)
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