Our Curriculum Intent
Throughout Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, and 9) and Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), the school complies with all statutory elements of the National Curriculum.
At Haygrove School we believe that every person matters and it is important that everyone:
- Aspires to be the best that they can be.
- Is challenged and empowered to take risks, show initiative and be enterprising in a secure environment.
- Recognises, supports, celebrates and promotes achievement.
- Respects diversity within the community and develops caring, respectful and positive attitudes.
- Promotes and models mental, physical, spiritual, social and emotional wellbeing.
- Makes a positive contribution to the development and maintenance of a sustainable school environment and takes responsibility for their impact on the wider environment.
It is essential that all students:
- Engage in a personalised curriculum which meets current needs, future aspirations and equips them to become flexible and adaptable lifelong learners.
- Are encouraged to enjoy active learning with and from each other.
All children will experience an ambitious, well-balanced and comprehensive curriculum that develops intellectual and moral character. As a result, this will improve life chances, inter-personal relationships, social mobility and preparedness for employment. Our curriculum will encourage everyone to have a positive impact on society.
Our aim is that the school curriculum should be:
- Well-balanced and comprehensive offering a broad range of experiences for as long as possible. We continue to offer a 3-year Key Stage 3 curriculum that includes Design and Technology, Arts, Modern Foreign Languages and PE.
- Informed, intellectual, developmental and moral. Our purpose is to develop well-rounded global citizens and this aim is embedded into our Character Education strategy and underpinned by our Literacy and Reading strategy and our overall belief in academic potential.
- Focused on improving life chances for young people by raising aspirations and employability. Our engagement with employers for curriculum development and our comprehensive careers education programme, alongside our school-wide student leadership opportunities help to make this happen.
- Aimed at enabling young people to build positive relationships with other people so that they can make a positive impact on the local community. Our school-wide involvement in fundraising and our engagement with our Trust-wide partner schools, plus the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities that are available to our students all support this intent.