Curriculum at Smestow Academy
Through our curriculum, we intend to build people through the development of key skills, knowledge and understanding.
This intent to provide an excellent education for all of our students is rooted in a desire to bring out the best in every student and prepare them for success in life.
We aim to provide our students with a learning journey that deepens their knowledge, skills and understanding across all aspects of the curriculum and develops their character through the academy values.
Subjects are faculty based. We have four faculties: Commerce, Communications, Humanities and Science/PE/Technology. Each has a Head of Faculty with support from a Teaching and Learning specialist.
The curriculum is planned to be seamless and subjects use schemes of learning, learning journeys and associated resources to ensure students develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and character to be successful.
Our curriculum encompasses the specific subjects taught within the four faculties and the wider curriculum. This ensures that students develop as well – rounded individuals through a planned programme of PSHE, RSE, RE and Careers.
Our academy Intent, Implementation and Impact document, details the ambition for our curriculum, how this is implemented and the impact we expect it to have for our students. This document can be viewed via the link below.
The curriculum overview for each subject plus the learning journeys, which support students to understand what they are learning, when and why, can all be found in the specific subject learning journey tiles and document folders below.
If you would like any further information about our curriculum, content or our approach please email firstname.lastname@example.org and address your email for the attention of Mrs R Beazley.