Hamwic Education Trust schools follow the National Curriculum (2014) and the Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (April 2017) which sets out the substance of what is taught and learned. Alongside this curriculum, our schools enrich pupils’ experiences in unique ways, relevant to local communities and the world in which our young people will live. Find out more about our teaching & learning.
When designing the curriculum, our schools are committed to providing an inclusive curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils, regardless of background, sexual orientation, gender, faith, race, ability and disability, in line with the protected characteristics.
Our schools promote pupils’ cultural capital in a range of unique ways through wider experiences and opportunities. Schools design their curriculum with the following guiding principles:
- The most valuable knowledge and ideas in each subject are clearly identified, building from foundational to specialised knowledge and revisiting concepts in increasingly complex ways
- Learning is organised and sequenced in ways that develop strong retainable schemas and reduce misconceptions
- Experiences are meaningful, leading to changes in pupils’ long-term memory, and helping them to think persistently and deeply
- Teaching is underpinned by research-led pedagogy, connected to the subject discipline, which results in pupils knowing more and doing more
- Assessment captures pupils’ accumulated knowledge over time, increasing the accuracy and timeliness of teacher response to pupil need.