We acknowledge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the students’ learning as well as their wellbeing. Since the closure in March 2020, and the most recent lockdown which ended in March 2021, the team have been working towards redesigning its curriculum to ensure that all of our students can quickly recap on lockdown learning and be put back on track to make good progress in their subjects.
Based in part on the principles of Barry Carpenter’s Recovery Curriculum (2020), as well as integrating the recently revised teaching and learning strategies adopted by the academy prior to lockdown, the curriculum heavily emphasises modular learning and retrieval of knowledge. For the past year students have experienced a blended approach of set home learning, remote teaching via Microsoft Teams and some onsite teaching.
As a result all subjects have revised the curriculum offer for the rest of the academic year 2020-21 to pull together all of these forms of learning in a structured way. To complement the maps and blended learning approach, students will find accompanying subject materials in the sections below to support their learning further.
The March to July planning should help to ensure transparency for students, parents and teachers. Our aim is to reassure and support our students through these unprecedented times and by communicating subject expectations we hope to make them feel confident about how their progress will continue despite the interruptions to their onsite provision.
We will of course continue to update and amend our curriculum plans. Planning for the next academic year can be found under the Curriculum tab and by selecting Curriculum Overview.