The Academy curriculum aims to provide opportunities for all students to learn and to achieve.
It will build on students' strengths, interests and experiences and develop their confidence in their capacity to learn and work independently and collaboratively. It will equip them with the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology, and promote an enquiring mind and capacity to think rationally. By providing rich and varied contexts for students to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills, the curriculum will enable students to think creatively and critically, to solve problems and to make a difference for the better.
The Academy curriculum aims to promote students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
It will promote equal opportunities and enable students to challenge discrimination and stereotyping. The Academy's curriculum will promote students' self-esteem and emotional well-being and help them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect for themselves and for others, at home, the Academy, work and in the community. It will develop their ability to relate to others and work for the common good.
The curriculum will provide opportunities to reflect on what it means to be a British and global citizen. The curriculum will explicitly reinforce what it means to be British by developing the values of tolerance, equality, democracy and freedom of speech. We will encourage students to engage with communities, faiths and customs form beyond their own experience and challenge injustice, inequality and extreme behaviour when they encounter it.
The curriculum will take into account that children and young people through the internet and social media have access to ideas, information and ideology which could place them at risk of harm. Our curriculum will promote discussion of sensitive topics, including terrorism and the extremist ideas that are part of terrorist ideology, and learn how to challenge these ideas.