Core Values

Character, Resilience and Aspiration.


Our curriculum provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to develop their character and resilience. Our curriculum enables our students to realise their varied and ambitious aspirations.

Our curriculum ensures that we are ‘Enriching Lives’ for all our students throughout their journey from Year 7, to adults who contribute positively within our rich and diverse society.

Our curriculum is planned with the intention of enabling the best outcomes for all students no matter their starting points or barriers to learning. We pride ourselves on our broad, balanced, inclusive, and representative curriculum.

Our curriculum vision is modelled in History where we believe in an inclusive education for all.

Our curriculum intent is:  

  • Coherently plan, sequence and adapt our curriculum to meet the unique needs of all of our learners.
  • Offer breadth of study at KS3 that is sequential in leading to study at GCSE and possible A level; all students will be stretched and challenged over 5-7 years, taking into account different starting points.
  • By drawing on other subjects in school such as English, Maths, Science and Geography students can develop effective literacy and numeracy skills through digital technology. This creates learners who are confident and competent readers, writers and speakers, with essential analytical skills needed for life. Students also explore many areas linked to Religious Studies as we explore the relationships between religion and state.
  • Embed a range of wider enrichment opportunities and experiences, at least one per year, to ensure our learners have an educational experience that is rich and varied.
  • Encompass the whole school core values to maximise the impact of the curriculum.

As a result the History curriculum will:

  • Enable students to discover and develop other skills such as research skills, writing skills, collaboration and problem-solving skills whilst building self-confidence to support them in all aspects of life.
  • Ensure that our students have a broad and detailed body of historical knowledge that covers key aspects of both British and world history, to give them an understanding of both our own and other cultures.
  • Ensure that our students can develop historical skills to help them explain their own substantiated opinions.
  • Develop digital skills to remove all barriers to learning, ensuring that our students can analyse evidence and interpretations with confidence.
  • Develop effective literacy skills that creates learners who have the knowledge to write and speak confidently and effectively in History; understanding the important of literacy when analysing evidence.
  • Ensure that our students appreciate the importance of History in the development of life skills and employability
  • Ensure that our students develop a passion for History and understand the multiple important benefits to having a depth of knowledge and how this links to their wider education.
  • Ensure students are challenged and stretched by developing their leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills in order to provide foundations for every aspect of school life.