Sybil Andrews Academy

Curriculum

About Our Curriculum

The curriculum at Sybil Andrews Academy provides students with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.   

The curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers develop stimulating lessons to promote development of all students.  

The curriculum is coherent, in that it is arranged in order which is securely based in evidence associated with age-related progression in each subject area. All facets of the curriculum’s content reinforce one another (textbooks, teaching content, pedagogy, assessment, drivers and incentives).  

The curriculum is built with the development of individual students in mind. It is planned and sequenced in subject areas so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before, with clearly defined end points, moving surface learning into deeper learning over time.  

The curriculum is broad and rich, it remains as broad as possible for as long as possible, but equally content is taught for the right amount of time in-order-to deepen students’ understanding.  

The curriculum reflects the school’s local context by addressing typical gaps in students’ knowledge and skills to ensure all students at each school become productive members of society. 


Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014

Our curriculum at Sybil Andrews Academy takes in to account the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.

  • The Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO) takes responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the SEND policy and co-ordination of special needs provision, working closely with staff, parents/carers and other agencies.
  • The SENCO also provides professional guidance to colleagues to ensure students with SEND have full access to the curriculum.
  • The Trust’s CEO and the Academy’s Principal have responsibility for the overall management of provision for all students.
  • The Headteacher works closely with the SENCO. The philosophy of SEND and inclusion being linked enables a holistic understanding of students’ needs and appropriate support strategies to be put in place.
  • The current SEND Governor is Angela Whatley. The SEND Governor regularly meets with the SENCO, ensuring that policies and procedures meet statutory requirements.
  • The duties of the Governing Body are set out in the SEN Code of Practice 2014.

Our Curriculum by Key Stage

You can also view a more in-depth overview of each of the subjects offered at Key Stages 3 and 4 by going to our Subjects Page.

Key Stage 3

SubjectPeriods/
fortnight
% of
curriculum
English714%
Maths714%
Science714%
French510%
Geography36%
History36%
RPE24%
Drama24%
Music24%
Art24%
DT & Food4*8%
Computer science4*8%
PE & Health510%
PSHE12%
* indicates subject on rotation

Key Stage 4

SubjectPeriods/
fortnight
% of
curriculum
English8 (Y10), 9 (Y11)16% (Y10), 18% Y11)
Maths8 (Y10), 9 (Y11)16% (Y10), 18% Y11)
Science918%
French510%
RPE (Y10)24%
Option 1510%
Option 2510%
Option 3510%
Asdan510%
PE Core24%
PSHE12%


Further information

Should you require more information about any aspect of the curriculum, please contact Mr Harrison Ruffell on hruffell@sybilandrewsacademy.co.uk.