Curriculum Vision and Aims 

Below are the overarching vision and aims for the curriculum which have been developed and shaped through collaboration with Trustees, staff and local academy committee members.

ATT Curriculum Commitment Top 10

All learners in an ATT academy will experience a curriculum that:

  1. Is ambitious and enjoyable through knowledge and skills developed from Foundation Stage to Post 16 and Adult provision,
  2. Is knowledge rich, ensuring access to a wide, global cultural capital – thus maximising lifetime opportunities.
  3. Is inclusive, nurturing and tailored towards the needs of the individual.
  4. Is focused on developing the very best oracy, literacy, numeracy and digital skills – enabling access to the widest learning and the very best careers possible to ensure we develop global citizens.
  5. Is enriching, ensuring all experience a rich variety of cultural, artistic and sporting activities.
  6. Is broad in terms of coverage and (at least) encompassing the breadth of the 2014 English National Curriculum.
  7. Celebrates the uniqueness of each educational setting in terms of localised knowledge and skills.
  8. Develops character, personal pride and the highest moral standards.
  9. Celebrates diversity, challenges injustice, promotes equality and encourages the creation of a better world.
  10. Is delivered by well-qualified, forward-thinking, skilled, passionate professionals.

Ravens Academy Overarching Curriculum Statement

All learners at Ravens academy will experience a curriculum that:

  1. Is consistent with the ATT curriculum commitment to be ambitious, challenging and engaging.
  2. Develops pupils’ understanding and helps them to acquire key knowledge and skills in each subject of the national curriculum.
  3. Prepares pupils are able to achieve in the next stage of their education and adult life.
  4. Develops pupils’ personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development alongside academic achievement.
  5. Enables pupils to work together, behave well and have positive attitudes to learning.
  6. Recognises the specific context in which our pupils live, for example we include beach studies and within personal development have a strong focus on diversity as Clacton-On-Sea predominantly White British heritage.

We have implemented the Dimensions curriculum which addresses all the above. Each subject has a clear rationale and lesson plans to support teachers. Each theme is designed to link together concepts and knowledge. Our action plan ensures quality first teaching in every subject and identifies when each Curriculum leader will carry out training for staff and monitor the quality of teaching and learning in their subject. We have organised the delivery of the curriculum so that each unit has a predominant subject focus, for example geography in the summer term 2020. This enables leaders to evaluate the impact of the curriculum over time.