Curriculum Overview

Statement of Intent

At Timbertree Academy, we are determined that every child, regardless of background, will achieve their very best. Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all our pupils; an education which brings out the best in them, gives them a strong understanding of the world around them and prepares them for success in later life. We aim to shape the citizens of the future, enabling them to make a positive contribution to our society and the wider world.

Our curriculum is designed to provide children with the core knowledge they need for success in the next stage of education, to maximise their cognitive development, to develop the whole person and their individual talents and to allow all children to become active and economically self-sufficient citizens. We want our pupils to be both interesting and interested with strong morals, emotional intelligence and integrity.

The design of our wider curriculum is evidenced based and driven by research findings of cognitive science and evidence-led principles and practices that lead to excellence in the classroom. By the time pupils have left Timbertree Academy, they will have mastered a range of both procedural knowledge (skills) and factual knowledge through repeated low stakes cumulative quizzing; opportunities to deliberately practise and apply what they have learned through careful planning for progression and depth via our spaced and interleaved sequences. Our curriculum is customised to meet the local needs of our pupils. Our long term sequencing is supported by evidence-led learning modules and high-quality teaching resources that clearly outline what pupils should know, be able to do and remember at key points in their Primary education.

Curriculum Principles and Structure

Our end goal is for all children to succeed, regardless of their starting points. Our curriculum is deliberately designed to give our children the tools and provision to know more, do more and learn more. Our priority is to improve teaching through evidence-led structure and practice, so that all children get amazing teaching. Ultimately our ambition is to erode deficits in cultural capital. We aim to do this by:

  • Providing a coherent, structured, academic curriculum that leads to sustained mastery for all and a greater depth of understanding for those who are capable.
  • Providing a rich ‘cultural capital’.
  • Providing and promoting character education

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