Gossey Lane ‘Rainbow’ Curriculum
Our Curriculum is based on The Rosenshine Principles for learning.
What drives our curriculum?
We need a balanced curriculum which ‘eliminates the gaps’ for our pupils.
1. Reading as a key skill
2. Experiences outside Shard End.
3. Social disadvantage.
How are these gaps addressed by Gossey Lane Curriculum?
1. Creating a ‘Culture of Reading’ quality texts throughout school, and a drive to improve pupils reading skills. Accessing texts that may not be available in the home
2. Quality experiences are available locally, to be planned into the curriculum. WOW openers, quality materials, excellent visits/ visitors.
3. Social disadvantage is addressed by immersing pupils within a topic through all of the above.
A good standard of Reading and Maths is developed along -side the above.
A progression of skills ensures pupils knowledge and skills move forward as they make progress through school.
Evaluation of this is through Mind maps created throughout the topic, and through presentations made by pupils toward the end of their topics on their new learning. Presentations may take a variety of form, art gallery, podcast, letter etc.
Cultural Capital- introducing pupils to the best that has been thought and said, is planned within each topic.
Knowledge organisers support the building of knowledge and applying that knowledge as skills (implementation)
The end point to the Gossey Lane Curriculum is designed so that our pupils are Globally aware citizens, who take advantage of experiences for learning, show responsibility and can fulfil the Gossey Vision:-
Acceptance, Strive, Pride, Independent, Reflective, Exceptional
Teachers will become experts in topics enabling pupils to embed concepts into long term memory.
Teachers create an environment which is focused on pupils
Reading is prioritised, pupils must read widely and often
Phonics is prioritised
Work is demanding
Pupils are taught how the brain works (short and long term memory)
Pupils are prepared for Secondary life and beyond.
Progress is measured in terms of; knowing more, remembering more, being able to do more.
Personal development at Gossey Lane Academy
We teach pupils to build confidence and resilience.
How to engage with society, and provide opportunities to do so.
Develop as active citizens.
Understand fundamental British Values.
Understand Equal Opportunity and be Inclusive.
Learn Character skills (skills builder.)
Understand how to be mentally healthy.
How to have a healthy life style.
Understand safety on line.
Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development at Gossey Lane Academy.
We teach pupils to be Reflective (on life.)
Have knowledge and respect for different faiths and religions, feelings and values.
Know the difference between right and wrong and apply it to their own life.
Understand that theirs and others actions have consequences.
Understand different cultures.
Have a knowledge of British Democracy, and Parliament.
Be able to respond to, and take part in cultural opportunities for example in the arts, music and sport.