Our Curriculum Vision
At Heworth Grange, we are justly proud of the individualised and personalised curriculum which enables all our pupils to succeed.
Our curriculum vision applies to all our young people, regardless of background, gender, sexual orientation, or ability
Our young people will develop a life-long love of learning through our rich, broad and balanced curriculum and expert delivery
All students at Heworth Grange School are without exception entitled to a world-class education that is holistic, ambitious and aspirational.
It is vital that we prepare our young people so that they are empowered to become engaged, positive and respectful citizens through a dedicated focus on personal development.
We are responsible for ensuring our young people are confident to pursue ambitious next steps in education, employment or training which will support their future careers.
Knowledge and Skills:
Through our curriculum, students:
- Build knowledge and understand how concepts and skills link between topics and subjects
- Develop confidence in communication skills and have the opportunity to critically question and debate
- Develop a love of reading and the skills to read fluently, having the opportunity to explore wider significant and inclusive texts
- Learn to self-regulate and work independently as well as collaboratively
- Learn about the world about them and inclusive historical contexts
- Will have the opportunity for deep thinking and to get into their ‘flow’.
- Develop strong mathematical fluency.
Active Ingredients that feature in all subject curricula:
- Key concepts
- Knowledge rich
- Skills, including problem-solving opportunities
- Identification and expert teaching of missing knowledge and skills due to low cultural capital
- Understanding of common misconceptions
- Retrieval and links to prior knowledge and scaffolding to next steps
- Big picture route through
- Expert explanations for key concepts
- Expert modelling
- Key questions, open, closed, and hinge
- Literacy-oracy tier including explicit teaching of tier 2, 3 words, writing and reading
- Assessment formative and summative
- Personal development focus, careers, SMSC, PSHE, FBV, self-regulation, independence
- Interleaving supports spaced learning
- Dual coding supports EAL and SEND students
- Where appropriate, a consistent approach to teaching numeracy