We firmly believe that all children, irrespective of their starting point, are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum. To that end, we are delighted to offer an innovative and knowledge rich curriculum, which enables any student within Northern Education Trust to fulfil their potential and develop the all-important skills and qualities, which will serve them well in later life. The curriculum is designed to give all students the opportunity to develop as enquiring individuals who feel valued and respected, so that they, in turn, learn to value those around them.
This policy sets out the academy’s aims, principles and procedures for the delivery of the curriculum at Northern Education Trust – Dyke House Academy. It reflects the values and philosophy of Northern Education Trust (NET) and it gives a framework for staff, both teaching and non-teaching, to provide engaging learning opportunities for all of our learners. This policy is intended to be used in conjunction with the Learning Journeys for each subject area which detail the learning experience for students in each year group. The curriculum in each Northern Education Trust Academy is an extended curriculum which is personalised for each learner to meet his/her needs. Flexibility in the curriculum allows for adaptations to be made that are responsive to the needs of both individuals and groups of students as they progress through our Academy.
Northern Education Trust seeks to support our students by offering a curriculum that is broad and balanced and appropriate to the students’ ages, abilities and aptitudes. Northern Education Trust values its freedom to make decisions relating to the curriculum, utilising the National Curriculum, the professionalism of its staff and educational best practice to inform appropriate decisions. Our curriculum includes various extra-curricular activities that are organised in order to enrich our students’ experiences as well as the ‘hidden curriculum’ – what the students learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave.
Our curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and that enable personal growth and development. We want our students to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while at the same time develop their knowledge and skills in order to achieve their true potential. Accordingly, Northern Education Trust – Dyke House Academy provides an educational environment which is caring, friendly, well-structured, positive and academically challenging for each individual student.
If you would like any additional information about the curriculum offered at Dyke House Academy please contact Mr. J Almond – Vice Principal at the Academy.