CURRICULUM STATEMENT

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.

Aims

  • 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

Underlying Principles:

  • 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 accessan 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.

 

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