Whitefriars Curriculum

Sequential and systematic development of content and skills across our

Our curriculum allows pupils to make rapid progress and achieve academic excellence. It has high expectations and aspirations for every pupil. It is based on our unwavering belief in the limitless capacity for everyone to achieve great things. It is rooted in our understanding that what we become and achieve comes from great teaching, hard work and fantastic support.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced. It equips pupils with the knowledge and skills to achieve top grades at GCSE and A-level. It allows pupils to acquire this knowledge and remember it. It equips our pupils with the character and learning power to lead successful lives. Our curriculum is a through-school curriculum which systematically and sequentially develops content and skills as pupils journey from age 3 to age 18.

The curriculum embraces and meets all requirements of the National Curriculum and enhances this according to the needs of our community. It provides access to the best that has been thought and said. It promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils and allows them to appreciate human creativity and achievement. There is a real focus on spoken language, reading, writing and vocabluary integral to all aspects of learning.

Our curriculum ensures pupils read a lot because of the profound impact on educational outcomes. Our curriculum represents, celebrates and values the rich diversity and inclusivity within our school community. It fully caters for the needs of pupils for which English is not their first language and for pupils with special educational needs and disability.

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