At The Hyndburn Academy our aim is to provide an excellent education that brings out the best in students and prepares them for success in education and life. Our curriculum challenges and supports our students, equips them with powerful knowledge, maximises their learning and nourishes the whole person. Student representation flows through our curriculum. The curriculum is designed to build on and take students beyond their immediate experiences.
Our curriculum is well sequenced and supports the development of students’ ideas through a logical structure. We provide opportunities that allow students to master their curriculum and prepare them for the next stages of their education.
Subject specialism is at the heart of our curriculum. The stability of our curriculum allows students to develop subject mastery over time. We are careful to provide sufficient time through our curriculum, for students to experience the key principles that flow through it.
Students currently follow a three-period per day timetable. These individual lessons last 100 minutes each and are complemented by a morning registration. We start every day with registration/tutor time and our Key Stage 3 students have a period of DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time every day to develop their oracy and literacy. This time is essential to support students to fully access the curriculum and make good progress within both their Key Stages.
In years ten and eleven students' learning is also supported by our targeted intervention sessions which run before and after school. These are structured, data-driven intervention sessions that supports students to achieve their personal best in their GCSE and vocational courses.
At The Hyndburn Academy we are continually reflecting on our curriculum and work hard to ensure the package that we provide to students is engaging for all.