CURRICULUM

Our knowledge rich curriculum is built on the strong pillars of powerful and ambitious knowledge, reading , vocabulary and scholarship. These provide the foundations for our children to access the disciplinary and substantive knowledge which will open magical new worlds and reduce educational inequality. Equally important as substantive and disciplinary knowledge, is the hinterland knowledge which allows students to experience the true majesty and meaning of a subject and its role in the story of humanity.We value the uniqueness of the individual subjects which provide the warp and weft of the curriculum tapestry and allow subjects to approach curriculum planning in the way that best suits that particular subject.

We are passionately committed that every child will be a reader and leave Thurstable on or above their chronological reading age. Reading will be central to all aspects of school life as we are creating a culture of reading for purpose and pleasure. We guarantee that every child will read silently for 30 minutes every day and that all of our students will have read 30 high quality books by the end of Year 11.

Our curriculum provides a coherent learning experience for our students as it is carefully sequenced to ensure that students are ready for and notice new learning. Above all else, we are striving to structure and implement our curriculum so that it has the impact of long term learning and not just short term performance.

Finally, our curriculum must develop the whole child in their learning journey and we have focused our wider curriculum around: employability, future choices, community and participation in the sporting and cultural life of the school. We are striving to develop educated, tolerant and kind citizens who are ready to actively participate in a global and diverse society.