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Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School
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Curriculum

Vision statement

 

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.

 

Curriculum

 

The curriculum at Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School aims to build on the work of our partner First schools and introduce each pupil to a wide range of experiences, knowledge and skills so that they leave us ready for the new challenges that lie ahead. We encourage our pupils to be independent and resourceful learners with a highly developed sense of personal reflection and motivation. To engender this, we work hard to make lessons and other activities relevant, challenging and fun.

 

We strive to build each pupil's confidence and celebrate all forms of success. We use appropriate technology and teaching aids to support and embed learning and use a variety of teaching and learning styles including role play, group work, independent research and traditional teacher led activities.

 

At Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School, pupils will:

 

  • experience a broad, deep knowledge rich curriculum;
  • be literate and numerate;
  • have high expectations for their behaviour and achievement;
  • build their character;
  • develop their cultural, social, moral, mental and physical well-being and resilience;
  • secure strong foundations for progression.

 

We believe that a carefully planned and structured curriculum is the foundation upon which excellent learning and personal development is built. The curriculum is designed and implemented in such a way that builds on prior skills and knowledge and prepares our pupils for the next stage in their formal education. Development of language and building knowledge are integral to curriculum planning. Subject leaders carefully construct the curriculum to promote deep understanding of a wide range of topics. Teachers plan learning that allows pupils to embed and recall knowledge through techniques such as interleaving of topics and spaced practice.

 

We believe that our curriculum will:

 

  • ensure that the sequence of learning builds on previous knowledge and prepares them for future progression;
  • meets the needs of pupils of all abilities and enables all pupils to fulfil their potential;
  • prepares pupils to make informed choices about KS4 option choices and careers beyond school;
  • helps pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds and the ability to question and argue rationally;
  • allow pupils to acquire an appreciation and respect for their own and other cultures and beliefs.

 

Curriculum design

 

External speakers and Trips & Visits

 

To complement the work done in the classroom, we have a range of trips and visits which make use of our locality as well as the visiting places of interest further afield. Our pupils are also exposed to guest speakers who enthuse and broaden their understanding of the curriculum being taught.

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