Curriculum Statement of Intent

At The Brunts Academy we are committed to providing a purposeful and empowering curriculum that fully prepares our students for the next steps in their educational journey, as well as the challenges of the wider world. A curriculum in which core skills are at the heart of all we do and in which our young people are engaged and excited to learn.  The curriculum is designed to recognise student’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow students to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. Our curriculum embraces the community in which it is situated, recognising local history, heritage, geographical and business links and most importantly, the high aspirations of all our students. We place strong emphasis on the cultural development of all our students and our school is part of The Evolve Trust which has identified a clear set of values that underpin everything we do.

Every student is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We constantly provide an array of enrichment opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.

 

Curriculum Design Principles

  1. Research on cognitive and schema development theory underpins our design with regular opportunities for knowledge revisits and retrieval;
  2. Knowledge and the capacity it provides to apply skills is a priority;
  3. Progression of content and concepts is clearly thought out, with clearly defined expectations for the end of each Milestone;
  4. Reading is a priority as it is the key to unlocking the rest of the curriculum;
  5. It has breadth because narrowing the curriculum damages the life chances of all students, but particularly the most disadvantaged.

 

 

Vision for Curriculum - The Four Key Principles

As with all Evolve Trust Academies our curriculum principles underpin our core values.  The design of the curriculum reflects the overall trust vision and supports the Trust Curriculum Charter.  The Evolve Trust is committed to providing a purposeful and empowering curriculum that fully prepares learners for the next steps in their school career, as well as the challenges of the wider world.  A curriculum in which core literacy and numeracy skills are at the heart of all we do and in which children are engaged and excited to learn.  The curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.  Our curriculum embraces the community in which it is situated, recognising local history, heritage, geographical and business links and most importantly, the aspirations of all our children.  We have four guiding principles for our curriculum:

 

 

Subjects

Please use the links below to access information about each subject area and the knowledge organisers for Key Stage 3. …more


SMSC Education at the Brunts Academy

1. Introduction The Brunts Academy recognises that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural element of students’ education is crucial to their development as an individual, allowing them to take their rightful place in the community as local, …more


GCSE key information

This page will contain information to support students as they work towards their examinations. Message to all Year 11 students from the Brunts Academy Sixth Form Team We fully understand that this is an anxious time for all of you and although …more


Clubs & Activities

Here at The Brunts Academy we have an amazing range of exciting enrichment opportunities for our students. These opportunities range from sports, including yoga, rugby and football, to future technologies such as robotics, VR and drone flying. …more


British Values

At The Brunts Academy we take our responsibility to prepare our students for life in modern Britain very seriously. We ensure that the British Values set out by The Department for Education are actively promoted, discussed and embedded across the …more


Parent Curriculum Flyers

We have put together a summary of what will be covered within Key Stage 3 lessons this half term. We hope you find it useful and recommend discussing your child’s work with them on a regular basis to see how they are getting on. Please do not …more