Montsaye Curriculum Aims
Pathfinder Schools exist to deliver the very best educational outcomes for every learner. At Montsaye Academy, we believe that organisation of the curriculum is paramount for our students to be given the opportunity to learn the skills required to be a successful in their learning so that we can be ensure we deliver our aims. As part of the Pathfinder Schools family, we aim to go beyond the ambitions of the National Curriculum, catering for our pupils’ development as active citizens, each with the ability to explore their own greatness whilst being prepared for examinations and life beyond the Academy.
Our pledge to students
Montsaye students, during their time with us will be developed into:
- Learners who achieve excellence through positive learning experiences; making good progress.
- Resilient individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
- Aspirational people who can be responsible citizens and make a positive contribution to society.
To achieve these aims, we have developed a curriculum which:
- Gives opportunities to create a culture of high aspirations.
- Meets the needs of all individuals.
- Raises standards of achievement.
- Allows all to achieve success regardless of starting point.
- Prioritises reading
We are very proud of the curriculum we offer. During their time with us, all students will be experience:
- Clear lines of progression over 7 years, ensuring good progress.
- A broad and balanced offer so that students’ are given the opportunity to experience a range of subjects at Key Stage 3.
- A three year Key Stage 3
- A range of optional subjects are made available at Key Stage 4 so that students can specialise in areas most relevant to them and their career aspirations.
- More contact time in English and Mathematics to ensure students have the core skills required to be successful going forward.
- A SMSC programme built around the core values of Excellence, Resilience and Aspiration, with ERA days to give students the full learning experience.
- A supportive induction into secondary school for all year 7 students.Extra-curricular time that encompasses sports, arts, cadets, revision master classes, and a wide range of other clubs that include a multitude of interests.
How this impacts out students:
The Key Stage 3 curriculum is broad and balanced offering students the opportunity to experience 15 subjects meeting all national curriculum requirements. This breadth of experience gives students a more informed choice when selecting options for GCSEs at key stage 4. The emphasis on the full range of EBacc subjects at Key Stage 3 for all students facilitates a higher percentage taking these subjects forward to GCSE and compliments the government ambition to see 75% of pupils studying the EBacc subject combination at GCSE by 2022, and 90% by 2025.