The Trust Vision for the Secondary Curriculum
We value the acquisition of powerful knowledge, as a goal in itself, as an entitlement for all children. We invest significant time and resources into ensuring that all students gain a broad knowledge base to enable them to become active members of their community in the future. Alongside a rigorous and challenging academic curriculum, students also experience a broad range of sports, arts and musical opportunities, ensuring that they have the richest experience a secondary education can give.
The Vision for our Curriculum
At Havelock Academy, we see the curriculum as something that embraces all that we do. We pursue excellence for our students in all areas of their lives irrespective of background. We value the acquisition of knowledge as a core aim of our curriculum. During their 7 year journey, we will seek to prepare our students for an ever-evolving world, acquiring a new broad knowledge base, understanding and the skills required to be socially mobile.
In addition to ensuring that all students receive the very best academic experiences and outcomes, Havelock Academy is also committed to developing the ‘whole person’. Our students will learn to be kind, caring, responsible, confident, and well-rounded citizens. To achieve this, our students will embark on the Havelock Journey, where they will encounter a wide range of situations inside and outside the classroom, during the academic day and after school. These experiences will help to shape the next stages of their lives.
At Havelock Academy, our academic expectations are high, and we believe that success is achieved through a genuine curiosity and a love of learning.
The aims of our curriculum are to:
- Be broad and balanced
- Unashamedly challenge all learners regardless of ability
- Provide a coherently planned sequence and structure in each subject that will enable students to build their knowledge and skills over time
- Develop cultural capital across a wide range of context and experiences
- Prepare our students for the next stage in their academic journey
In addition, our curriculum is underpinned by the 4 Key Principles of the David Ross Education Trust. These are Aspiration, Ambition, Courage and Respect and are a fundamental part of our academy culture and ethos. Our curriculum is therefore designed to be broad, balanced, challenging, and relevant.
Academic life at Havelock is rich, varied, exciting, challenging, exhausting, and enormously rewarding.
Each of the separate page links below detail our curriculum for Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.