Curriculum Vision

Aims of the Curriculum

The curriculum at Stanchester Academy supports the aims, ethos and values of the school by:

  • Promoting an environment in which every child will be challenged and supported to raise their potential in an increasingly technological age
  • Offering an experience which is personalised to the needs of the individual and supports the demands and expectations of the twenty-first century
  • Providing a curriculum which broadens our students’ emotional and multicultural awareness, values and reward success and balances the need for hard work with a sense of enjoyment for school life as a whole
  • Ensuring that all students are provided with appropriate support and challenge as and when they need it
  • Providing opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve
  • Equipping students with the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy and ICT/computing
  • Promoting an enquiring mind and capacity to think rationally

The National Curriculum

In addition to supporting the aims, ethos and values of our school, the Stanchester curriculum meets the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and the three key aims for all young people; namely that all young people should be:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

Organisation of the Curriculum at Stanchester Academy

From September 2020 the timings will vary according to the 'bubbles' students are assigned to. Year groups will follow different timetables to enable the Academy to adhere to Government guidelines related to Covid-19. The start and end time of the day is unchanged.

Our taught curriculum is currently delivered through a fortnightly timetable with each day divided into 5 periods of 60 minutes, resulting in a 50 period fortnight. The timing of the day is as follows:

8:15 Warning Bell
8:20 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 9:30 Period 1
9:30 - 10:30 Period 2
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Period 3
12:00 - 13:00 Period 4
13:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 13:50 Assembly / Tutor Time 
13:50 - 14:50 Period 5
14:50 End of the School Day