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Curriculum Intent

At Erdington Academy we are committed to our vision of “Enriching lives; Transforming futures” and endeavour to do this through a strong curriculum, that is carefully organised and well taught.

We want our curriculum to develop students’ hearts and minds, so they can bring positive change to themselves, their communities and beyond.

Our Curriculum is purposeful, academically rich, coherently planned and sequenced so our students have a deep subject knowledge in a broad range of subjects . Our values of ambition, dedication, integrity, excellence, and tradition are integral to the day-to-day life at the academy to ensure our students have a deep sense of belonging and are aware of the positive part they play in society and beyond.

The broad and balanced curriculum offer is pupil centred and ensures that the needs of all students are met, both inside and outside of the classroom and that students are given a variety of opportunities to expand on their cultural capital.

At Erdington Academy, all students will have a curriculum underpinned by the following guiding principles:

Broad and Balanced: Promoting, intellectual, social, moral, spiritual, cultural development.

Ambitious: Promoting the best that has been said and done within each discipline.

Knowledge Rich: Knowledge is thoughtfully selected, sequenced, and mapped so that it is remembered.

Diverse: Promoting an appreciation of the richness in difference and diversity within our communities and society that enables them to explore new perspectives, experiences and contexts.

Strong Core: Ensures that the basics are embedded, so that students can access the wider curriculum and seeks to promote high levels of literacy and numeracy, in and across the disciplines.