KS3 Curriculum Vision

Swanlea School Curriculum

Swanlea School Vision

At Swanlea we will:

  • Develop socially confident, responsible, resilient and independent learners
  • Create respectful, empathetic and active citizens who value democracy, liberty and the rule of law in British society
  • Develop highly numerate, literate and articulate young people, instilling a life-long love of learning
  • Promote cultural capital and celebrate difference, instilling an understanding and appreciation of diversity
  • Nurture aspiration and ambition challenging all to achieve, readying pupils for the global work place
  • Promote student wellbeing, safety and healthy lifestyles, positively managing their academic, personal and social lives

Swanlea School Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum will:

  • Realise our school mission, vision and values ​
  • Have breadth, balance and coherence ​
  • Be ambitious, academic and challenging for all ​
  • Be rigorously constructed and sequenced to enable deep, long- term learning, preparing pupils for the next stage of their education
  • Instil a life-long love of learning, equipping students with powerful knowledge and skills​

Swanlea School’s curriculum comprises the total learning experience of our pupils, designed to realise our mission, values and vision.

Our curriculum has 2 strands:

Formal curriculum – the powerful subject distinctive knowledge that students need to learn; what students experience in the classroom. It is carefully sequenced content that creates a coherent learning journey for our students from year 7 to year 13.

Extended curriculum – the opportunities both inside and outside of lesson time that deepen students’ cultural experience, social confidence and wider skills and knowledge.