Curriculum Strategy for Midland Academies Trust
The Midland Academies Trust believes that all children and young people are gifted and talented in their own unique way and that each is capable of being successful in their learning. The Trust continuously strives for excellence within teaching and learning, supported by assessment processes, which enhance students’ life chances.
The trust prioritises the development of the whole person as part of an education for wisdom through which our students will be enabled to make enriching choices for their lives, for themselves and for others. Our aim is for our students to have respect for all, a depth of knowledge and understanding about their world and a commitment to make a positive contribution to their communities and nation, in addition to a love and a desire for further learning.
1. Ensuring students experience a curriculum that gives them the best opportunities for:
• Progression to the next stage of their learning, to include FE and apprenticeship routes post 16/post 18;
• Successful contribution to the economic life of their region and nation;
• Development as active citizens involved in their communities,
2. Ensuring a rigorous academic curriculum that is challenging, enriching and accessible.
3. Ensuring a challenging vocational curriculum in partnership with NWHC, local employers and other partners which is responsive to the economic needs of our region and nation.
4. Ensuring continuity and progression through intelligent assessment which informs learning programmes.
5. Ensuring the promotion of the core values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance, with particular regard to the Equalities Act 2010.
6. Ensuring students are fully prepared to achieve their maximum potential in national examinations.
7. Ensuring students develop and apply work relevant skills through intra-Trust, national and international competition, working in partnership with NWHC and other organisations.
8. Ensuring that high standards of literacy, numeracy and learning behaviour are promoted throughout the curriculum in all areas.
9. Ensuring collaboration across the Trust in order that:
• Specialist staffing is available to all students;
• All students are able to access a full range of options at KS4; appropriate alternative provision is available as required.
10. Ensuring students are able to receive work experience as appropriate and that work related learning is aligned to the priorities of the Local Enterprise Partnership, with each academy offering a specialism in a local priority.