Our Curriculum Statement: Intent and Offer
Wood End Park Academy strives to offer our pupils a curriculum that allows children to find their passion in life, and develop the skills they need to make their first steps towards realising their potential. We encourage children to develop meaningful self-management skills throughout their time in our school, developing independence. We believe each moment is a learning experience!
Our pupils have access to shared learning experiences in order to breathe life into the topics we teach. We have a range of in-school workshops and trips where pupils visit places such as museums etc to embed and extend their learning. We believe that every child deserves exposure to the knowledge that they require to make the next step in their learning journey.
Our curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide first-hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use Growth Mindset and Opening Minds to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.
Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local traditions, learning new skills to enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year. We celebrate the wide range of faiths and cultural backgrounds of our school. This allows us to utilise the rich and diverse tapestry of our community to enhance our curriculum. Children leave the academy with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.