The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Our Curriculum

We aim to meet the needs of all pupils in the school by providing a broad and balanced curriculum where all children can experience success and build on their strengths.

Ofsted noted in September;

'Most pupils are motivated and engaged in lessons. They contribute well to discussions and are willing to grapple with ideas to find answers and come to conclusions. '

The National Curriculum gives us a framework of what is to be taught and it is within this framework that we organise our own curriculum.  We recognise the importance of English and Maths within the primary school, but also feel that children need a more rounded education. 

   With this in mind we have adopted a creative approach which is topic based, and has been developed with children, parents and staff.  This encompasses all the foundation subjects as well as using English, Maths, science and ICT to enhance learning, exploring cultural links where ever possible. 

Our curriculum has been developed with children, parents and staff and has the flexibility to be adapted for each new class of children, working from their interests and previous knowledge.

We as a school reviewed the curriculum at the end of 2017 and added topics of interest to the pupils.  We have also begun to have yearly whole school themes. These are 6 days, one per term, where the whole school works together.  For this year it is our birthday year and we are 140 years old.  We will be having whole school days to celebrate this.

Where possible we explore cultural links within topics to develop children’s understanding of the diverse world around them. We are very proud of our community links and try to take part in, and promote, local celebrations and traditions.

We provide a termly topic overview to parents to engage all of our parents in their childs learning and encourage them to support the class topics from home. 

In addition to this we promote positive emotional health and help children to develop social and emotional skills through PSHE. 

   In each subject we have developed a progression of skills in order for children to experience the building blocks of learning in each subject which develop through the years. Allowing a breadth of experience and through variety of media and opportunities.