Our aim at Stimpson Avenue Academy is to provide a curriculum which:
- is innovative and challenging;
- demonstrates a clear progression from EYFS through to Year 6;
- encourages and values enquiry, creativity, problem solving and independence;
- engages and motivates pupils;
- is inclusive and accessible to all of our learners;
- creates a sense of enjoyment and a thirst for knowledge;
- provides our learners with the skills they will need to become critical thinkers of the future.
Our well-developed curriculum is underpinned by the statutory National Curriculum and the EYFS Framework. We enhance and adapt this with well-planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. Our curriculum approach is knowledge-engaged; we focus on developing knowledge and skills across the curriculum. We review and revisit skills and knowledge regularly and develop our learners to become resilient and reflective.
At Stimpson, we offer a well-planned curriculum, delivered by dedicated staff in an ethos of care and support, which is centred around our core values. Our curriculum provides our pupils with the necessary life skills to be able to make a valuable contribution to wider society.
Read, Write Inc
At Stimpson Avenue Academy our children follow Read Write Inc. for phonics.
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Relationship and Sex Education
At Stimpson Avenue, we follow the Jigsaw curriculum for Relationship and Sex Education (RSE).
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The RE curriculum is determined by the local Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE), which is responsible for producing the locally agreed syllabus for RE. Agreed Syllabuses used in schools (maintained or academy), which are not designated with a religious character must ‘reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain’. Schools with a religious designation may prioritise one religion in their RE curriculum, but all schools must recognise diverse religions and systems of belief in the UK both locally and nationally.
EMAT’s Teaching and Learning Framework
The curriculum is the totality of our pupils’ experiences of education. Our curriculum is broad, balanced, rich and varied. We provide pupils with high-quality education and experiences so that they are ready for each next stage in their education and are prepared for their lives in modern Britain. Our Teaching and Learning Framework sets out the key principles and theoretical perspectives that inform our curricular thinking. It sets out what we believe are important features of the most effective teaching, learning and assessment practices, informed by reliable research. It gives us a ‘shared language’ with which we review, refine and improve our pupils’ educational experiences. The principles contained within it are not a ‘checklist’, but a conceptual framework that underpins our work to ensure our pupils’ successful learning.