Our Curriculum Intent
The Curriculum Overview
At the Skegness Infant and Junior Academies our vision is to create a primary academy that encourages its children to secure key knowledge, be given real experiences and have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a range of contexts. Central to our curriculum is children developing a sense of self, others and the World. These key elements are closely linked to our RICHER School Values. A key component of our curriculum development is to ensure that the children can have the opportunity to revisit prior learning, ensuring that key facts and vocabulary are secured.
We want to help each child become a caring, confident and curious young person who has a passion for learning and achieving.
We will do this by supporting, guiding and inspiring our children through excellent teaching practices.
By working with our families, we strive to provide inclusive opportunities and shared experiences within the academies where everyone is valued and successes are celebrated.
Please see our Support for Parents area for further information on how to support your child further in the curriculum.
Equality and SEND
Equality and SEND
Our curriculum is tailored to ensure it meets the requirements of the Equality Act and SEND regulations with an inclusive approach, through creating equality of opportunity and fostering good relations, ensuring pupils are not unlawfully discriminated against because of their sex, race, disability, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Provision for SEND pupils is tailored to their requirements through a graduated approach and via their IEP (Individual Educational Plans). These are reviewed and amended so to ensure that they reflect their current requirements.
As part of the Greenwood Academies Trust we benefit from being part of a wider community. Working within a group of East Coast Academies, the East Coast Curriculum Cluster Group meet to skill share, exchange ideas for curriculum development and provide challenge through moderation activities.
• Motivate and challenge our children to achieve academic success.
• Partner with families to create an aspirational school community.
• Appreciate the uniqueness of each child and recognise their potential. Support, guide and inspire through excellent teaching practices.
• Staff have high expectations of themselves and all children.
• Teachers are expected to impart knowledge accurately and with enthusiasm which generates high levels of commitment from children.
• We expect children to make rapid and sustained progress in lessons.
• We expect teachers to support children in developing independence.
• We expect teachers to systematically check understanding, intervening in a timely manner when needed.
• We expect children to be challenged.
• We expect teachers to regularly provide high quality marking and constructive feedback to children.
We use curriculum partners to support the delivery of our broad and balanced curriculum. These include:
We engage children with Reading Eggs and use these to support our Reading curriculum.
'The Write Stuff' approach by Jane Considine to support writing in our academy.
Also see our Developing Language and Writing section on the website for further information.
Our phonics is delivered through the Little Wandle Phonics scheme.
See our Phonics section on the website for further information.
We follow White Rose Maths overview and draw on these resources to drive standards in mathematics.
To support the teaching and learning of Science.
Many of our staff have MIE expert experience, and we use these tools effectively throughout our curriculum.
To support the teaching and learning in Computing, including Internet safety.
To support the delivery of our wider curriculum subjects.
Our RE curriculum is supported by the aims and objectives in the Lincolnshire Locally Agreed Syllabus.
To enrich teaching and learning of our Physical Education.
To support the delivery of history teaching and learning.
To support with delivery of PSHE and Citizenship.
We are a PiXL academy, and we use these resources to support teaching and learning in our curriculum.