Curriculum Intent 


At the Midland Academies Trust we believe that our pupils are entitled to an inheritance of a deep knowledge of the best that has been thought, said and done. 

We believe that our academies should give pupils the knowledge and confidence they need to take part in the important conversations that guide the direction of our country and society. We believe this knowledge, valuable in itself, will empower our pupils to live rich, meaningful lives wherever they find themselves as adults. 

Our firm belief in the transformative power of knowledge means we have put a great deal of care and thought into what our pupils learn. Our Knowledge Curriculum supports the development of long term memory and learning. This means that knowledge is deliberately visited and re-visited across a module, across a term and a year, and then across 5 years, shifting from short to long-term memory.

Core Principles

1. Ensuring pupils experience a curriculum that gives them the best opportunities for: 

a. Progression to the next stage of their learning, to include FE and apprenticeship routes post 16/post 18; 

b. Successful contribution to the economic life of their region and nation; 

c. Development as active citizens involved in their communities, 

2. Ensuring a rigorous academic curriculum that is challenging, enriching and accessible. 

3. Ensuring a challenging vocational curriculum in partnership with NWHC, local employers and other partners which is responsive to the economic needs of our region and nation. 

4. Ensuring continuity and progression through intelligent assessment which informs learning programmes. 

5. Ensuring the promotion of the core values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance, with particular regard to the Equalities Act 2010. 

6. Ensuring pupils are fully prepared to achieve their maximum potential in national examinations. 

7. Ensuring pupils develop and apply work relevant skills through intra-Trust, national and international competitions, working in partnership with NWHC and other organisations. 

8. Ensuring that high standards of literacy, numeracy and learning behaviour are promoted throughout the curriculum in all areas. 

9. Ensuring collaboration across the Trust in order that: 

a. Specialist staffing is available to all pupils; 

b. All pupils are able to access a full range of options at KS4; appropriate alternative provision is available as required. 

10. Ensuring pupils are able to receive work experience as appropriate and that work related learning is aligned to the priorities of the Local Enterprise Partnership, with each academy offering a specialism in a local priority.





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