Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

Learning is at the heart of St Edward’s Church of England Academy community and we aim to promote a love of learning within our pupils. Our intent has its foundations in the Academy vision which is based on the Gospel of St John, chapter 10 verse 10. Our intent is that our curriculum provides a framework so that all our pupils can become 10:10 people and have life in all its fullness; embracing their God-given gifts and meeting the needs and aspirations of each individual. This involves the development of knowledge and skills that build understanding in preparation for pupils' next stage of education and careers in the future. Globally, in modern British society and locally there is a need for enthusiastic, reflective, independent, and respectful young people and we aim to foster these qualities through our wider curriculum. 

St Edward’s provides subject-based teaching at both Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6) and Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8). Our intent is to provide subject specialists who are well qualified and up-to-date with all aspects of their subject teaching. Who teach their chosen disciplines in rooms and with resources to support this endeavour. 

Pupils study the National Curriculum, in Years 5 - 8. In all years’ pupils study English; Maths; Religious Education; Science; Computing; Geography; History; French; Physical Education; Computing; Music; Creative Studies (Food, DT and Art). In some subjects, pupils are taught in mixed ability classes, and in others, such as English and Maths they are taught in ability groups.

In Year 8,  pupils undertake the Arch Bishop of York Young Leaders Scheme. More information on this course can be found here.

ICT is used extensively to enhance learning across the Academy.

British Values are also a fundamental and integral part of our curriculum.

The school has excellent sports facilities and we aim to offer as wide a variety of PE activities as possible as evidenced by the many teams that are visible in our PE corridor.

We also offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities and educational visits to enhance the learning experiences of our pupils.

To see an overview of assessments that take place for each year group, please click on the Adobe pdf documents on the right of the page.

To view subject-specific areas of the curriculum please click on the links on the right or on the drop down menu above.

Link to the National Curriculum

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-secondary-curriculum

Our curriculum at all levels is built on a foundation of inclusivity and equality and aims to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Education Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. We aim to make all of our curriculum accessible and enjoyable for all.

If you would like to receive more information on our curriculum please contact the Academy using the details on the contact page.