Our Curriculum Statement

At Meppershall Academy we believe that a curriculum is everything a child experiences in school, whether planned or unplanned. We have a strong commitment to providing the best possible chance for every child to thrive by engaging in learning both within and beyond the classroom.

Our curriculum is designed to develop the academic, the physical and what is becoming the increasingly important emotional well-being of children. We help them acquire strategies which develop resilience and enhance mental wealth.

We provide a project-based curriculum where connections are made between individual subjects and where children’s interests shape the learning experiences we provide. The curriculum is sequential, building on previous knowledge and skills so that they become embedded in children’s long term memory and can be transferred to different contexts. We plan opportunities for them to be creative, to experiment, explore and vitally, to make mistakes from which they will learn and grow.

We believe our children need to be familiar with the growing locality in which they live and understand how they fit within it. We recognise that for children to thrive in the wider world exposure to the diversity of cultures and faiths that contribute to the richness of our country is important. We have planned activities throughout the curriculum to expose them to this diversity including visits to nearby contrasting localities.

We also believe our children need opportunities to develop their voice so they can stand up for what is right and speak out against things that are wrong. So we seek to include activities to develop their confidence in speaking and listening. We do this through purposeful classroom talk and rich conversations where they express their own opinions and learn to agree and disagree respectfully with others.

Our commitment to ensuring that all children experience a broad education is underpinned by ensuring that they understand the role and purpose of Christian values in their lives. By living these values every day, they will learn to become successful individuals within our community, and be prepared for living in the world beyond.