Wider School Setting
Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School, based in Wedmore, Somerset, is an integral member of the Wessex Learning Trust. The Multi Academy Trust umbrellas 14 schools and promotes a seamless educational pathway for pupils aged 2 to 19. Although each school has its own identity, strong connections and networks promote and maintain a well-constructed curriculum. A curriculum that celebrates breadth, depth and richness, allowing each pupil to confidently progress and transition from one phase to the next in their educational journey.
At Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School we strive to create a caring Christian community, where diversity is celebrated and all are empowered to achieve their full potential. Living out our core Christian values, we aim to provide a happy, fair and safe environment to enable our children to be reflective, confident and open-minded global citizens of the future.
Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School Curriculum
Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School serves upper key stage two and key stage three children and aligns its provision with the 2014 National Curriculum. The three-tiered system, of which Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle school is central, prides itself on; its unique transition points, its ability to track and monitor pupils across multiple key stages and its skillful capacity to rapidly progress pupils’ educational attainment in preparation for KS4.
Year 5 and 6 pupils’ experience a strong welcome at Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School. Its broad curriculum differs from that of a traditional primary model and a well-considered, scheduled blend of both year and subject specialists present our pupils with challenge, depth and richness across its content. In years 5 and 6, the distribution of curricula time embeds the core skills whilst simultaneously supporting and developing pupils in both a pastoral and wider academic capacity.
Year 7 and 8 pupils’ experience a secondary approach to curricular distribution. All lessons are taught in tailored rooms with subject specialist teachers. The distribution at key stage three is balanced and weighted to stretch pupils in a broad and dynamic capacity. The curriculum aims to deepen pupils understanding of their prior learning, scaffold and promote the application of new skills and instill a resilient mindset to new academic approaches. A pupil’s educational journey focuses on developing the whole child, through well-planned and proportioned pastoral and academic alignment.
Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School's curriculum promotes equality and has an inclusive philosophy. The curriculum allows pupils to appreciate their own and others cultural beliefs, respect opinion and embrace difference. The school adopts a wide range of teaching and learning styles to cater for the needs of all children and additional provision is available to those who require support. Pupils’ are well monitored throughout their learning journey and early intervention strategies are adopted where appropriate through a variety of mediums.
Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School has high expectations of its pupils. Challenge and stretch are instilled at all ability levels to encourage creativity, curiosity and independent thinking. Pupils’ are encouraged to problem solve, reflect and adopt a ‘can do’ positive attitude. Pupils’ take ownership of their learning, take pride in their work and are able to confidently articulate the academic and pastoral expectations of the school.
Inclusion and the Curriculum
At Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School all class teachers are responsible for providing a curriculum that is suitable for all pupils in the class, including those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) with support from the SENDCo. We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to ensuring our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. Our inclusion statement emphasises the importance of providing an inclusive learning environment for all pupils including those with SEND. Additional information on this can be found in our Special Education Needs Information Report and Equalities Policy.