The Little Ilford School curriculum reflects our statement of purpose. We aim to be a school community that is `Learning Together, Achieving Together, Succeeding Together.'
To do this we provide a broad and balanced curriculum that supports inclusion, meets the needs of all our students and sets high standards. The aim is to provide support and intervention earlier in the students’ school life to ensure that they are confident and secure in their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. In partnership with the London Borough of Newham, parents and the community, we aim to provide clear progression and continuity across Key Stages 3 & 4 by building on and developing prior learning through links with our partner primary schools, the Manor Park Schools Community Association and KS5 partners.
In Years 7 and 8 students follow a broad curriculum that develops their skills, knowledge and understanding in English, maths, science, history, geography, art, design and technology, MFL (Spanish/ French), music, drama, ICT, RE and PE. Students also have the choice of following a particular passion through Careers School, in a triple lesson every alternate week such as: Dance; Print Making; Robotics; School Newspaper; Song Writing; Visual Effects.
Students in Year 8 choose 4 GCSE Options to study from in Year 9 – 11 combined with our core GCSEs of English Language/Literature; Mathematics; Science and ICT qualifications. Alongside this, students will study core PE and RE. This curriculum offer aims to support all students to achieve at least 8+A*-C GCSEs as well as achieving the EBACC. There are also drop-down days for citizenship to cover sex education and British values.
- To enhance students’ life chances
- To prepare students for the 21st century
- To develop students’ skills to enable them to be economically active
- To create a culture of lifelong learning
- To provide a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum within the context of statutory National Curriculum and GCSE requirements, now and in the future
- To provide a curriculum which is relevant and flexible that allows equality of access for all and acknowledges individual specific needs
- To provide a curriculum enriched by a range of deep support and deep learning opportunities
- To focus with in the curriculum on quality of teaching and learning
- To involve and enable parents as partners in their child's learning
- Enable ALL students to achieve at least the minimum of the national expectations for rates of progress and that more able students progress more quickly
- Aiming for 100% 8+ C+/4+ (including English + maths)
- Ensure that the majority of students can access an EBACC qualification
- Careers School – so that students develop careers skills through creative learning
- LILLs Developing Little Ilford Lifelong Learning skills
- Ensuring development of problem solving, creative thinking and abstract thinking
- Transference of skills
- Ensuring economic well-being.