At Academy Transformation Trust, we believe that it is our core responsibility to ensure that students have access to the very best education possible. One of the most fundamental and influential aspects of a child’s education is the curriculum that they have access to. The power of curriculum is immense. It has the power to not only transform an individual, but to also transform whole communities and shape their understanding of the world and their place in it. Therefore, it is imperative that the curriculum on offer within our academies is truly world class and gives students access to powerful knowledge that takes them far beyond what their own individual experience ever could. In order to achieve this, we must ensure we expose all students ‘to the best that has been thought and said and engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement’. To truly transform lives we must, not only show students what is possible but, inspire and instil the confidence in them to go out and do it.

Approved by the Standards and Outcomes Committee of the Trust Board, March 2020

All learners in our academies will experience a curriculum that​:

  1. Is ambitious and enjoyable through knowledge and skills developed from Foundation Stage to Post 16 and Adult provision. ​
  2. Is knowledge rich, ensuring access to a wide, global cultural capital – thus maximising lifetime opportunities. ​
  3. Is inclusive, nurturing and tailored towards the needs of the individual. ​
  4. Is focused on developing the very best oracyliteracy, numeracy and digital skills – enabling access to the widest learning and the very best careers possible to ensure we develop global citizens.​
  5. Is enriching, ensuring all experience a rich variety of cultural, artistic and sporting activities. ​
  6. Is broad in terms of coverage and (at least) encompassing the breadth of the 2014 English National Curriculum. ​
  7. Celebrates the uniqueness of each educational setting in terms of localised knowledge and skills. ​
  8. Develops character, personal pride and the highest moral standards. ​
  9. celebrates diversity, challenges injustice, promotes equality and encourages the creation of a better world. ​
  10. Is delivered by well-qualified, forward-thinking, skilled, passionate professionals.

Our Curriculum Intent

At Kingsmoor Academy our aim is to deliver an exciting and enriching curriculum for every pupil. The pupils are able to experience a broad and balanced curriculum through the Kingsmoor Learning Pathway. Each term the pupils focus on a theme that has been designed to grab their interests and immerse them in their learning. These themes have the National Curriculum skills mapped and tracked in order to show coverage, progression and a depth of knowledge. The school supports the retention of knowledge through displays, our museum, assemblies, quizzes, theme evaluations and recapping prior knowledge at the start of each topic.

Teachers create a curriculum theme web for each topic which is then shared with the pupils and parents. Each term, in order to extend the pupils’ understanding of the themes further, pupils take part in either an educational visit or have visitors such as performers who deliver theatrical shows, Science experts, History enrichment days etc.

We believe that we are able to discover pupils’ individual talents and interests whilst ensuring that their knowledge, skills and understanding in all subjects increase during their journey through the academy.

Find our curriculum intents below:

Reading and Phonics at Kingsmoor

Writing at Kingsmoor

Science at Kingsmoor

PSHE at Kingsmoor

History at Kingsmoor

Geography at Kingsmoor

PE at Kingsmoor

Art and DT at Kingsmoor

MFL at Kingsmoor

Our Curriculum Implementation

We consider the following principles when deciding how to implement the curriculum intent:

  • When and how to teach new core and wider content.
  • When and how to teach core skills including oracy, literacy and numeracy.
  • When and how to revisit and build on prior learning so that each component of learning can build to become composite learning.
  • What knowledge pupils should be able to use with fluency (speed and accuracy) and by what stage of their education from their starting points.
  • How to sequence learning so that the proximal and ultimate functions of knowledge build over time.
  • How to ensure pupils will make expected or better than expected progress as a consequence of the curriculum purpose, design and implementation.

Our Curriculum Impact

Kingsmoor’s engaging, coherently planned Curriculum aims to ensure children leave our school equipped with the knowledge and skills needed in order to prepare them in their future learning and beyond. We aim for our children to be resilient, respectful, ready, resourceful, responsible and reflective learners who enjoy learning new things and have a genuine interest in the world around them.