We aim to empower learners to think about their own learning more explicitly and to enable them
to monitor and evaluate their progress, setting targets for themselves. Our curriculum is
underpinned by metacognition and self-regulation principles which support our vision of happy,
confident and independent pupils.
The academy provides a highly inclusive environment where all learners care for and have respect
for each other. Pupils at all levels are helped to achieve their potential: those who are most able
are challenged and supported through appropriate extension activities and those who struggle are
encouraged and given targeted support to embed skills. All are supported to develop at their own
pace and learn in a style that best suits their individual needs.
The academy’s focus on curriculum development is carefully designed to ensure coverage and
progression. Our text led approach puts literacy at the very heart of our curriculum and leads to
a stimulating and engaging programme of learning which is truly cross-curricular. We firmly
believe that reading underpins all our learning experiences and we encourage a love of reading in
all our pupils.
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities to enhance the curriculum and give
opportunities to take part in both before and after school sessions. This enables us to promote
physical health and wellbeing. We invest our Sports Premium carefully to allow our children
access to a wide range of sporting activities and competitions which as allowed us to achieve the
Bronze School Games Award and Healthy Schools status once again.
Our praise points system encourages children to take pride in their own achievement whilst also
developing a sense of team work which further supports the schools community ethos. Pastoral
support is built into our curriculum, not only through a structured PHSCE scheme but also through
our nurturing school approach.
The school has a range of systems to supports children’s emotional health and wellbeing and
ensures that behaviour across the school is excellent. This year we will be exploring ways to use
our local area much more as the basis of our Geography work, utilising the wonderful
environment around us.
Here at Widnes Academy we have reviewed and revised our Curriculum and are using The Literacy
Tree programme to drive all our topics.
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Widnes AcademyCholmondeley StreetWidnesWA8 0ELTel: 0151 424 2799Email: email@example.com
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