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 the Mathematics Department 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 Key Stage 3 which flows into Key Stage 4 and taking their GCSE’s. There is the Aspirational goal of all students that they should have the confidence to pursue additional Maths qualifications in Key Stage 5.  
  • 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. 
  • 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 [insert subject] curriculum will: I have left the following statement in which I think we would all agree we want our students to experience within our subjects.

  • 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.
  • Create a positive attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of its applications and uses, whilst developing an understanding of mathematics through a combination of fluency, reasoning, problem solving and enquiry.
  • Develop independent learners who can produce high standards of written work, with the support of the best e-learning platforms available, through promoting deliberate retrieval of key facts and procedures.
  • Develop digital skills to remove all barriers to learning that will encourage the ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically; whether doing this independently or working with their peers.
  • Help students grasp the bigger picture; an ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life.
  • Use schemes of learning that allow all students to become fluent with their maths skills and to develop their abilities to show reasoning and use problem solving strategies. In Years 7, 8 and 9, all students follow the same curriculum, this is one that ensures smooth transition from primary school. In Years 10 and 11 students are grouped based on ability and follow either the higher or foundation pathway. The Key Stage 4 curriculum will flow seamlessly from Key Stage 3.
  • Recall prior learning in all year groups as students sit mini unit tests throughout the course to consolidate their learning of current topics and take longer holistic examinations to test understanding.