Curriculum Intent

CURRICULUM INTENT

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At Marshwood CE Primary Academy, we have designed a curriculum to meet the needs of our school and the rural community we serve.

Our Marshwood M’s: ‘Motivate, Mentor, Master’ sit at the heart of our decision-making and shape our curriculum intent, implementation and impact.

We MOTIVATE our pupils in the joy of learning through a broad, balanced and inspiring curriculum that is driven by pupils’ needs and interests.

We MENTOR our pupils’ and enrich their learning by connecting them to their local, national and global world and by opening doors to new experiences and opportunities.

We support every pupil to MASTER and excel, regardless of the challenges they may face and are committed to building an inclusive school that raises aspirations for all.

 

We provide a curriculum that: 

 

  • is tailored to meet the needs of our pupils and school community
  • is rooted in the context of our school and its locality, culture and heritage
  • provides a broad range of experiences that inspire our pupils and connect them to their local, national and global world
  • provides opportunities for pupils to understand and develop our core Christian values of: Love and Compassion, Thankfulness, Service, Peace, Forgiveness and Endurance.
  • is ambitious for all pupils
  • develops our core learning powers/behaviours of: Perseverance, Concentration/Focus, Inquiry, Effort, Imagination, Reflection and Collaboration, alongside Independence.
  • recognises and celebrates the unique contribution each individual makes to our school community
  • provides enrichment opportunities to broaden and enhance the curriculum experience
  • secures pupils’ core skills, knowledge and understanding to an age appropriate level and beyond
  • is adapted and developed to meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • provides full coverage of the National Curriculum and appropriate progression from EYFS to Year 6
  • prepares pupils well for the next phase of their education and life beyond school   
  • is flexible and responsive to pupils’ interests, feedback and evaluations, including how well they perform in internal and external assessments

 

Our pupils will:

 

  • develop as confident, ambitious and reflective learners who are inspired to achieve their best and make a positive contribution to our school and the wider world
  • develop a love of learning and an understanding of how to learn and become lifelong learners
  • demonstrate our core Christian values in their behaviour and interactions with others
  • feel a sense of belonging and pride in their school and the wider Acorn MAT
  • be well prepared for life in 21st Century Britain
  • experience equality of opportunity, addressing any gaps in their knowledge, skills and understanding, to diminish social disadvantage
  • achieve at least age-related expectations across the curriculum including in reading, writing and mathematics except where this is not possible due to an identified learning need
  • have the opportunity to fill any gaps in their knowledge, skills and understanding so that they make good progress in all subjects
  • achieve well in external assessment against national benchmarks at the end of each key stage
  • have the opportunity to develop and pursue their interests, talents and future goals through a wide range of opportunities and experiences
Announcement

Notice to Parents

The Trust Board of Acorn Multi Academy Trust has agreed to submit a request for a variation to be made to the Admissions arrangements for Marshwood CE Primary Academy for 2021-22, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance.

The variation requested is that " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship". Please follow this link to the amended 2021 Admissions Policy and Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

We are open from Tuesday 2nd June for children who are eligible to return in Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and those classed as vulnerable and children of critical workers. Please email marshwoodoffice@acornacademy.org for further information.

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