Curriculum Overview

We are excited to be launching a brand new, interactive curriculum timeline in September 2021.

In the meantime, you can view our curriculum information below.

Curriculum Intent

At Morley Place, our curriculum is carefully designed, implemented and reviewed to ensure that our core values shine through in everything that we do. We strive for excellence on a daily basis to ensure children are responsible, resilient and ready for the next chapter in their lives.

Aims

At Morley Place, we have an ambitious curriculum that is carefully designed, implemented and reviewed to ensure that it gives all pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils and including pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. This is underpinned by our core values and we strive for excellence on a daily basis to ensure children are responsible, resilient and ready for their future. We are committed to delivering a broad and balanced curriculum that is carefully planned and sequenced to provide sufficient knowledge and skills that build over time and prepare our pupils for future learning. We work closely with our feeder infant school, Rowena Academy to ensure a smooth transition and that our curriculum builds sequentially from theirs.   It encourages our pupils to be creative, inquisitive individuals, who enjoy a challenge. We offer exciting, worthwhile learning experiences that are relevant to individual needs, raise aspirations and broaden horizons, so that every pupil is ready and fit for their future. These experiences, along with an inclusive and stimulating environment helps learners to be immersed in, and enjoy their education so that pupils of all abilities can achieve their potential. All children, including the most able are challenged to expand their skills and knowledge through varied curriculum opportunities.  Those who find learning more challenging (e.g SEND, Pupil Premium) are given targeted support to help them know and remember more, embed skills, develop at pace and learn in a way that best suits their individual needs. We develop their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know and do so with increasing fluency and independence. We want our pupils to be active learners, who ask questions, seek knowledge and build resilience, creating a lifelong love of learning. Our curriculum is underpinned by a focus on reading and oracy to create a language rich environment, so that children can thrive and become confident, literate individuals that can better access learning in all subjects. PE has a high profile and pupils are introduced to a wide variety of sports, with additional, free after school clubs such as dance, athletics, orienteering and football on offer. We firmly believe that being healthy and fit helps children to be better learners, promotes positive mental health and wellbeing and further develops life and leadership skills.

The Academic Layer
The Personal Development Layer
The Enrichment Layer
The Book-led Curriculum