At Temple Learning Academy every learner is recognised as a unique individual who will contribute to shaping a positive future for themselves and others through personal and collective success.
Every aspect of our curriculum provides a seamless approach to learning which empowers students from all backgrounds to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to reach their full potential and go forward into the world as ambitious and courageous individuals. The curriculum builds a culture of excellence that allows students to meet the world through memorable lifelong learning experiences, enabling students to achieve their full potential and leave Temple Learning Academy fully equipped to contribute positively to the world around them.
Our curriculum is designed to achieve the aspirations of all our families and to meet the learning and development needs of all our children, responding to the uniqueness of each individual through exceptional, personalised provision. This demands an exciting, innovative and first-rate curriculum that delivers excellent progress and transforms children’s lives.
Our values which underpin our curriculum are:
Creativity: We value everyone’s ideas, contributions and interests. Embracing the new prepares us for the future.
Resilience: We always learn from our mistakes and keep trying until we achieve our goals.
Ambition: We aim high to be the best we can be; we are confident in the pursuit of this goal and proud of our successes.
Inclusivity: We value the gifts each individual brings and we respect and celebrate our talents, similarities and differences.
Care: We are responsible for ourselves and have a moral responsibility for those around us locally and globally.
Our holistic curriculum raises achievement for all, developing ‘the whole child’ and exceptional attitudes to learning so that children make outstanding progress academically and through the unique richness of the life of the school. All of our pupils will be successful because they will develop enquiring minds and master independent learning skills; they will be responsible, confident, brave, resilient and emotionally intelligent; they will be highly literate and numerate and fully equipped for work and the world around them; they will have a secure future and they will understand their role and responsibilities as local, national and global citizens.
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. Children also learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences are planned around their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between staff and families and children. All aspects of our curriculum will seek to maximise the power of our partnerships with children, families, and other schools, agencies and organisations.
Temple Learning Academy is a genuine all-through school and our curriculum must deliver continuous progression and successful learning experiences for all pupils as they move through each year of our school. Our mission and our passion are about combining the best “primary” practice and best “secondary” practice, and exploring the wealth of opportunities that come from understanding children’s learning and progress in our school as one continuous journey from ages 4 to 16.
Our curriculum is fundamentally broad, balanced and inclusive and provides equality of opportunity for everyone, ensuring future success for all our pupils as they progress into adult life and into future education and employment.
Our curriculum is a knowledge-rich curriculum, which has been carefully mapped out across all subjects to develop powerful knowledge – knowledge which is systematically developed to predict, explain concepts and enable students to envisage alternatives. This knowledge is not just that prescribed by the national curriculum or by exam boards, but knowledge which allows students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject and foster a full appreciation for each discipline and its importance in the world.
The vast majority of the knowledge and understanding that pupils will acquire through our curriculum is based upon the national curriculum, shaped through collaborative partnerships with other primary and secondary schools, and standardised against the overarching curriculum vision of the Red Kite Learning Trust.
The curriculum strands that run throughout the Academy are:
English, including Communication and Language, Phonics, Reading and Writing
Mathematics and Computing
Humanities, including Geography, History and Religious Education (RE)
Modern Foreign Languages, with a whole-school focus on Spanish
Design and Technology
Arts, including Music, Art and Drama
Physical Education and Development
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) and Citizenship
Sex and Relationships and Health Education (SRHE)
Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) & Employability
Fundamental British Values
The curriculum for each curriculum subject area can be accessed here.
The curriculum structure can be accessed here.
Our curriculum also includes a wide and varied extra-curricular offer that is facilitated through structured lunchtime activities and an extended school day. A broad and balanced range of clubs are offered in all year groups to develop children’s character, health, social skills and interests, and further support academic progress where appropriate. We also use home learning as means of consolidating and extending the learning which occur within the classroom, and we foster support from parents and carers through regular home-school contact.
If you have any questions about our curriculum please contact Miss A Smith, Deputy Headteacher.
Tel: 01132 645456