Curriculum

High quality LEARNING is central to everything we do

 

Our curriculum is reviewed regularly as part of strategic planning to ensure that it meets the needs of the cohort. At the core of the curriculum is a commitment to provide a broad and balanced foundation which will ensure quality support for life after school. We have a strong emphasis on spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which is embedded through our values, positive behaviour support and the curriculum itself. We expect all of our students to be highly motivated in developing their curiosity for learning, to show resilience and independence not only in lessons but in the school and wider community, and we aim to foster a clear enthusiasm for learning, progress and success. We expect students to be positive role models both in school and in the community, we expect them to be active citizens with a good understanding of British values. We believe that our curriculum underpins all of this and enables students to thrive within all aspects of academic and social development which will in turn enable them to apply the skills they learn across a lifetime.

Our curriculum will ensure that our students acquire both knowledge and skills in all areas of academic and social development. To ensure that we have a broad and balanced curriculum we have a strong offer with all students in KS3 studying – humanities, linguistics, mathematics, sciences, technical, social and physical and artistic subjects. This offer continues and expands in KS4 where additional specialist subjects are currently included: Spanish, Photography, Computer Science, Business Studies, Health and Social Care, Craft, Child Development, Media Studies. PSHE is taught both discreetly and through a pastoral programme of form time activities and weekly assemblies. We also have support throughout both key stages for information, advice and guidance which involves the careers service, local colleges, work experience and mock interviews.

We consider throughout the year how our extra-curricular offer compliments the formal curriculum and aim to ensure that students have access to a wide variety of clubs and opportunities. This offer will support not only academic progress with for example intervention and homework clubs, but also skills and talents which students wish to further for example sports and artistic clubs, reading and social groups.

Whilst we endeavour to deliver all option choices, subjects and qualifications may change based on student numbers and staffing implications.

To find out more about the curriculum Siddal Moor delivers, please contact the school and ask to speak to Hannah Gregory, Assistant Headteacher - Curriculum.