Ark Globe Academy Curriculum

Preparing our students for university and to be leaders in their community.

Principles for Intent
Principles for Implementation
Principles for Impact
The academic curriculum structure is shaped by two key principles: The academic curriculum is implemented according to the following key principles: The impact of the academic curriculum is evaluated according to the following principles:
1. Depth  
  • More time to English and Maths
  • Backwards planning
  • Securing foundational knowledge
  • University readiness
1. Content  
  • Knowledge-rich
  • Meaningful content
  • Focused on the subject as a discipline
  • Curriculum mapping
  • Objective driven SoL
1. Attainment  
  • Ks2 Reading, Writing & Maths
  • Progress 8
  • Attainment 8
  • % Grade 4+ Ebacc
  • % 3+ A*-C at KS5
2. Destinations  
  • EBacc focus
  • Powerful knowledge that build social and cultural capital
  • Vocational pathways
  • Bespoke for students with more complex needs
2. Communication  
  • Literacy & oracy focus
  • Explicit teaching of vocabulary
  • Full sentences
  • Student to student discussion (Write-Pair-Share, Just a Minute)
  • Bounce, agree, build and challenge
  • Discussion and debate
2. Alumni  
  • Globe Primary progressing onto Globe Secondary
  • Destinations of Secondary and Sixth Form students
  • % attending Top Third universities
  • Alumni network
  3. Checking understanding  
  • AfL
  • Low-stakes tests
  • Independent task in each lesson
  • Formative assessments every half term
  • Summative assessments x2 a year
3. Awareness & Engagement  
  • Engagement with current affairs
  • Engagement with school life
  • Involvement in social action
  • Participation in extra-curricular activities
  • Participation in supra-curricular activities
  4. Critical thinking  
  • Purpose-driven activities
  • Big questions
  • Analysis and evaluation
 
  5. Child-centred  
  • Smaller classes
  • Positive relationships
  • Differentiation
  • Intervention incl. extra numeracy and literacy
  • Live marking
  • Well-worn path