We support our learners to achieve at the most appropriate level.
The curriculum should enable all young people to become:
- Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
- Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
- Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Our curriculum is organised to achieve its aims by:
- Enabling every learner to make progress, building on their experiences both within and outside school, based on a clear and shared understanding of how learners learn;
- Providing for a full range of capabilities and aspirations using expertise from the teaching staff to enrich learning;
- Providing opportunities for learners to learn on their own, in a team, and in a large group;
- Providing opportunities for learners to learn in a range of places and to benefit from resources in Gorton Education Village and the local community;
- Reflecting and making use of current technology and specialist facilities.
End of key stage whole school targets are set in set in English, Maths, Science and ICT in order to aspire to high levels of the achievement and to monitor and evaluate student progress. We use this information intelligently to identify trends and targets for improvement.
Pupil progress is monitored, evaluated and reported on using a range of formative and summative assessments. There is a continuous process of measurement and review including long, medium and short term planning. Baseline assessments are carried out for all students followed by regular review and evaluation.
Accreditation is used to provide formal recognition of student attainment.
In valuing and promoting Assessment for Learning we actively involve pupils and families throughout this process.
Detailed annual reports identify progress in curriculum areas and celebrate students’ wider achievements above and beyond the National Curriculum. This is discussed with parents and carers at the annual school review.