Learning Programmes


Dear Parent/Carer

In order to provide you with a more in-depth breakdown of our curriculum, we are using 'Learning Programmes' which will be updated half-termly. Having trialled this approach with some Key Stage 3 subjects in the last academic year we hope parents and carers see the value in the additional detail and clarity the programmes provide.

The aims of the Learning Programmes are numerous, including mapping out content to be covered in each half-term, guidance as to how the content will be assessed, opportunities for stretch and challenge, and, on occasions, key pieces of work which will be teacher marked and will contribute to assessment judgments. Furthermore, in the event of pupil absence, access to the Learning Programmes will minimise potential impact on progress and lost learning time in the classroom as they will be available on the website.

Please note that, although the vast majority of subjects follow the same format, there may be occasions where classes are on a carousel or are re-adjusted to ensure lab space. As a result, programmes in those areas may differ from class to class e.g. Technology.

As with any new initiative there will be teething problems and the remainder of this academic year will give us the opportunity to tweak and ultimately review the success of the Learning Programmes. As always, I would be grateful for your feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Having recently launched MILK, the Learning Programmes will be another step in ensuring clarity between school and home and we would ask for your patience as we introduce this system.


Mr D Rainey

Acting Principal 



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