Overview of our Curriculum:

Curricular Responsibilities 

OVERAL CURRICUALR RESPONSIBILITY

 Mr T.Martlew

Principal

INTENT, IMPLEMENTATION and IMPACT DIRECTION OF CURRICULUM

Miss L.Sharma

Deputy Head – Quality of Education

CURRCIULUM DELIVERY – T&L

Mrs G.McDonald

Assistant Head T&L

CURRICULUM INCLUSIVITY

Sonal Desai

Inclusion Manager

SUBJECT SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITY

MATHEMATICS

Miss R.Donaghy

ENGLISH FACULTY LEAD

Writing across the school and Y4-6 Reading

Miss A.Khan

 

ENGLISH

Phonics and Early Reading EYFS-Yr3

Mrs L.Thomas 

WIDER CURRICULUM - Miss L.Sharma

Deputy Head – Quality of Education

FACULTY MEMBERS

Miss L.Stephenson-Garwood  (Yr2)

Anam Siddiqi (yr2)

Mrs K.O’Brien (Yr2)

Joint Lead Teacher RE

Mrs J.Tulley (Yr6 – TA)

Zoe McLennon (yr3)

Mrs K. Bramson (DH-P)

Lead Teacher Science & PSHE/Citizenship

Miss A.Allen (Yr3)

Sabiha Hussein (Yr4)

Miss M.Townsend (Yr5)

Lead Teacher History

Miss H.Zafar (Yr4)

Jon Duffy (EYFS)

Mrs J.Barlow (Yr1)

Joint Lead Teacher The Arts

Miss C.Maruthamuthu (Yr1)

Ben Smith (Yr1)

Miss C.Hall (Yr3)

Joint Lead Teacher The Arts

Mr N.Haskins (SEND)

Joint Lead Teacher RE

Rochelle Folkes (SEND)

Mr L.Berwick-Sayers (Yr5)

Lead Teacher Geography

Mrs A.Doherty (EYFS)

 

Miss G.Harvey (Yr6)

Joint Lead Teacher Design and Technology

 

Miss H.Ainsworth (Yr6)

Joint Lead Teacher MFL

Mrs L.Roman (PPA – TA)

Joint Lead Teacher MFL

Miss M.O’Keefe (yr4)

Joint Lead Teacher Design and Technology

Mrs K.Champion (PPA-UQT)

Lead Teacher PE

Mrs S.Downey (EYFS)

Curriculum Weighting  

The academy delivers the curriculum as discrete subject areas with clearly outlined progressions from EYFS-Yr6 and beyond. Each subject is taught in line with the programmes of study from the National Curriculum. This ensures at the very least we deliver the full breadth of the national curriculum and in most subjects - significantly more. The curriculum both ACP and the Ark Oval versions are T shaped curricular where a theme is used to make appropriate links across subjects (Hirsch) but without those links being tenuous and unproductive to a deeper subject knowledge.

Curriculum Programmes 

EYFS

EYFS Curriculum

Year 1

Ark Curriculum Plus Model – Centrally provided curriculum model based on Ark Oval Curriculum and other academies experiences and expertise. Adapted to meet needs of AOPA children and reflect our local context.

Year 2

Ark Oval Primary Curriculum – In house curriculum developed to promote academic and character objectives in line with the context and needs of our pupils.

Year 3

Ark Curriculum Plus Model – Centrally provided curriculum model based on Ark Oval Curriculum and other academies experiences and expertise. Adapted to meet needs of AOPA children and reflect our local context.

Year 4

Ark Curriculum Plus Model – Centrally provided curriculum model based on Ark Oval Curriculum and other academies experiences and expertise. Adapted to meet needs of AOPA children and reflect our local context.

Year 5

Ark Oval Primary Curriculum – In house curriculum developed to promote academic and character objectives in line with the context and needs of our pupils.

Year 6

Ark Oval Primary Curriculum – In house curriculum developed to promote academic and character objectives in line with the context and needs of our pupils.

Recall and Remembering 

In addition to subject assessment the academy makes use of other recall and knowledge building activities:

Leitner Card System: this is a vocabulary and fact based recall system for spaced learning deriving from the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve. The children review key words and facts at the beginning of each lesson and the definitions/facts. Based on their performance these cards are then spaced over the week to promote retention of key information and its application in lessons. 

Register Recall: The register in AM and PM is answered with a key fact or definition - these are designed to access information which is NOT CURRENT and may come from previous modules, terms or years.

Morning slides: The academy has a soft start from 08:20-08:35 and during this phase the children have questions posed from current units, prvious learning and previous years. 

Curriculum Documents

Please see below the links to the overviews for the ACP (ARK Curriculum Plus) and Ark Oval Curriculum).

Ark Curriculum Plus - Overview and Reading Spine

Ark Oval Primary Curriculum 2019/20

 

From January 2020 curriculum information for parents will be sent home in the below format. 

Reception Curriulum Overview Autumn 19-20.pd