Broadway Academy Curriculum Rationale
We encourage all students to develop their character throughout their time at Broadway. This is achieved by encouraging students to live out and practise the Academy values of Integrity, Respect, Optimism, Responsibility, Appreciation, Aspiration, Aspiration, Generosity and Inclusivity. Our curriculum is tailored to the particular needs of our community and designed to enable all students to maximise their academic potential so that they can flourish, whilst at school and throughout their lives, as pro-active British Citizens. We have a particular emphasis to ensure that students who come from poor families excel in all aspects of Academy life. We provide a safe, caring and inspirational learning environment based on high quality learning, exceptional pastoral support and a stunning co-curricular programme. The ethos of our Academy is captured in our school motto: ‘Our Children, Our Community, believe it can be done’
What makes us unique?
- We put the development of character at the heart of all that we do through a systematic review of every student’s curriculum and co-curricular experience.
- We systematically review our practice to ensure constant improvement and the highest academic standards are achieved.
- We have an expectation of the highest standards of behaviour, attendance and achievement from the whole of the Academy community.
- Children are at the heart of the school and are given the support to ensure that they flourish
- Broadway Values are embedded. We encourage all members of the Academy community.to live out our values.
- We have a relentless focus on ensuring students from poor families excel in all that they do.
- We ensure our students are religiously literate, have a deep understanding of different faiths and have a love for our country’s heritage, culture and values.
- We ensure that all students have the necessary skills for successful employment: excellent attendance, punctuality, good humour, teamwork, adaptability and resilience.
- We develop student’s oral communication so that it is exceptional and have a relentless focus on Literacy and Numeracy.
- Developing students written work with a particular focus on extended writing.
- Students are encouraged to be grateful and to serve the local community.
- We provide wrap around pastoral and academic care with students often in school after hours, at weekends and during holidays.
- We particularly encourage participation in co-curricular activities including drama, sports, arts, Duke of Edinburgh, Cadets, clubs, academic interventions, interfaith activities and residential activities.
- We work closely with the faith, business and the wider community to enhance the experiences of our all our students.
- The academy provides an exceptional service, in its provision for the community, and in its outreach initiatives.
We have designed our curriculum to:
- Develop student’s character
- Develop a deep appreciation and love for our country’s heritage and to develop within students a strong sense of identity
- Ensure students from poor families excel in all aspects of Academy life
- Ensure all students have exceptional ability in literacy and numeracy
- Encourage students to broaden their horizons
- Be creative and imaginative
- Encourage a love of learning
- Provide a depth and wealth of knowledge
- Ensure students develop skills for further education and /or employment
- Ensure no one is left behind
- Ensure challenge and enjoyment
- Ensure rapid progress so that all children reach their full potential in all aspects of their lives
- Provide unique and relevant experiences
- Have clear progression in all areas
- Develop independence and the ability to work at home.
Aims of the curriculum and co-curricular programmes
- To develop good character
- To embed Broadway Values in all aspects of Academy life
- To ensure all students and in particular poor and disadvantaged students excel academically
- To enable our children to flourish as human beings throughout their lives
- For students to be resilient; mentally, spiritually, physically and economically
- To prepare students for further education and/or employment
- Children are confident, open minded, tolerant and demonstrate Broadway Values and the school ethos
- Students develop a deep sense of gratitude and compassion for others.
- Leadership ability and skills are developed at all levels.