Alderman Peel

High School

Curriculum

Our Trust's Vision and Strategic Framework


For Children, Families and Communities

The Wensum Trust is a family of schools that believes in putting the children and families within our local communities at the centre of all we do. Our vision is to work together to help every child to develop into high achieving, confident, healthy, caring and resilient members of their family and community; creating a pathway to support their career aspirations, independence and contribution to society.

We value the need to develop positive relationships with every child and every family in order to achieve this vision. We aim to work together to understand and respond to individual circumstances, regardless of background or early life adversities, and to offer the appropriate care during challenges along the way.


Our Strategic Framework

Our new framework has been designed to guarantee that the needs of the whole child are met and that our schools offer every child the best possible support throughout their learning journey. At the core of our values is our own, unique definition of success:

"Children are in school, participating and enjoying their learning and feeling safe; with a sense of belonging and with aspirations towards a future path. Our children are resilient, articulate and, by the time they leave us, they are learners for life."

 

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing is at the foundation of all that we do. Prioritising mental health and wellbeing lays the foundations for future relationships, better health, positive engagement and successful learning.

Click here for more information on our unique approach to mental health.

Learning & Achievement

We maintain high expectations of our children and we aim for every child to make excellent progress at every stage.  A stronger foundation of mental health and wellbeing will enable more children who are less academically driven to engage with their learning and to achieve their potential in school and beyond.

Careers & Life Skills

By giving each child a clear career trajectory, supported by our strategic partners, we lift their aspirations, give them a sense of belonging and help them to become learners for life. They gain a better understanding of the purpose of education and develop into high achieving individuals who are able to better support and contribute to the mental health and wellbeing of their own children or other young people in the future.


Curriculum Overview

The school curriculum seeks to provide outstanding personal development by supporting, promoting and instilling the values of APHS:  

Ambition

  • Motivate students towards achieving ambitious personal and academic targets.
  • Develop an ambitious attitude towards learning and making excellent progress.
  • Challenge students to acquire the key knowledge, skills and understanding required for current and future success, as well as providing the basis for subsequent learning and behaviours to be successful in later life.
  • Build cumulatively deeper understanding and the capacity for skilful performance.
  • Provide a strong academic core through English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subject areas while giving equal value to STEMM, Physical Education and the Arts.
  • Develop ambitious plans for the future through high quality, age-appropriate Careers Information Advice and Educational Guidance (CIAEG) to support future choices

Pride

  • Provide a range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for students to represent and lead their school community.
  • Provide an environment where student achievement is rewarded and celebrated.
  • Be embedded with opportunities for students to develop cultural capital through social, moral, spiritual and cultural (SMSC) education.
  • Develop pride in their local and national heritage as well as support and uphold Fundamental British Values. 

Happiness

  • Help students develop character, personal moral values, respect for religious values and tolerance of other races’ beliefs and ways of life.
  • Support the development of student physical and mental well-being.
  • Provide a wide range of unique life experiences through extra-curricular and super-curricular opportunities.
  • Ensure students learn how to keep themselves and others healthy and safe, including online, through embedded Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
  • Help students to develop healthy and happy relationships with others through Relationship and Sex Education (RSE).

Success

  • Ensure students experience success across a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Ensure students receive an appropriate curriculum for their needs, including life skills, amended curriculum provision or alternative curriculum provision where appropriate.
  • Ensure students can use mathematics and literacy skills across a range of contexts.
  • Ensure high levels of student progress and achievement against challenging national benchmarks.
  • Enable students to acquire a range of nationally recognised qualifications which hold currency for future career and education pathways. 

Please view the 'Curriculum Overview' document below for further information on the curriculum we offer Key Stage 3 and 4.