At Temple Learning Academy, we understand that students who know more can do more and consequently, they succeed. We have carefully mapped a 12-year curriculum which maximises opportunities to develop powerful knowledge, year on year. Our Curriculum Leaders have carefully mapped and sequenced the knowledge required for students to excel in their learning, allowing them to move from confident knowledge, to skilled application and then to perceptive prediction and innovation.
Within our primary setting, we are mindful of the knowledge which children need to acquire and retain to build on previous learning through a well-planned sequence of lessons. Each sequence of lessons is carefully mapped, starting with links from the EYFS curriculum, to ensure children are ready for the next stage of their learning. Teachers are clear about prior learning and revisit this with low stakes testing combining a cumulative pedagogical approach with the introduction of new knowledge. Teachers are constantly assessing whether the new knowledge has been retained before moving on in the sequence of planned lessons
Within our Secondary setting, curriculum staff will continue to enhance the academic, cultural and personal understanding of the students and allow them master the knowledge necessary to succeed academically. Within each sequence of teaching, students will both drive forward into challenging new content and return, iteratively, to what they have learned before. This will enable them to demonstrate increasing academic strength and dexterity as the depth of their subject knowledge advances.