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Introduction

Firstly, we believe passionately that our curriculum should be broad and balanced.  Our curriculum provides a broad range of experiences for our children.  Our children's backgrounds, our culture and our climate for learning provide the following drivers that underpin all areas of our curriculum.

At The Academy Selsey our curriculum is designed to support the school’s vision of supporting pupils to become the best versions of themselves they can be. Staff are firmly committed to the principle of providing a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum that supports inclusion and is tailored to the wide range of needs, aspirations and interests of all our pupils by providing the highest quality of learning and teaching.

Inclusivity

Staff will take every opportunity to ensure all pupils, whatever their ability, make the best possible progress and achieve the highest standards in subjects and qualifications. Pupils will be encouraged to discover their own strengths as staff recognise that equal opportunity does not mean identical provision for all.  Pupils identified as being academically gifted will be encouraged to achieve exceptionally high standards. Such pupils will be given extra support, guidance and appropriate opportunities to develop and will receive a challenging experience across the curriculum.  Pupils with Special Educational Needs will be supported, both within and outside the curriculum.  Much of the support will be undertaken in class through ensuring that “quality first teaching” takes place.  Additional support in class will be provided by teaching assistants working closely with class teachers. Further support will occasionally be offered by small group work and on an individual basis through withdrawal sessions. The aim is to encourage mature, confident pupils who are proud of themselves and who can experience success.

Children enjoy a full spectrum of academic, physical, spiritual, moral, social, cultural activities that enrich their lives.  Our curriculum provides appropriate balance:

• All children should feel clever and experience the feeling of accomplishment in a wide range of areas.

• Our curriculum gives pupils an excellent mix of academic and personal development.

• Our curriculum gives equal importance to core and foundation subjects.

• Physical well-being and mental well-being are both valued and prioritised by our careful consideration of curriculum design.

• SMSC development, along with a well-planned and structured programme of personal development underpins all our work and is as closely monitored as academic subjects

• We carefully balance the requirement for pupils to reach ARE in core subjects with our wider curriculum aims of providing a balanced range of enriching experiences.