Curriculum intent

In education, the ‘curriculum’ is broadly defined as the ‘totality of pupil experiences that occur in the educational process’. 

The intent of the curriculum matches many of Greenford High School’s core aims. In essence, we believe that the curriculum should enable all young people to become:

  • Successful learners who are READY to learn, make progress and achieve.

  • RESPECTFUL & responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

  • Confident young people who are able to live SAFE, healthy and fulfilling lives.

  • Aspirant individuals who are ‘Learning to Succeed’ and, as a result, committed to learning at university, through apprenticeships and throughout their careers.

Our intent is that the Curriculum:

  • Provides a broad and balanced curriculum that is truly comprehensive and accessible to all pupils. 

  • Delivers opportunities for students to learn to be successful, to gain useful, transferable skills whilst also acquiring relevant knowledge.

  • Enables high standards of academic achievement where outcomes empower students to progress to Higher Education.

  • Affords opportunities for all pupils to develop a high level of literacy and numeracy required for success in the wider curriculum and in adult life. 

  • Expands students' perspectives through a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities to promote their sense of moral and social responsibility.

  • Ensures that all pupils are able to thrive and develop as healthy individuals and good citizens. 

  • Ensures that all pupils are safe and understand how to stay safe. 

  • Fosters a strength of character, and resilience that will help pupils to cope with choices and overcome the challenges they are likely to encounter in life. 

  • Provides an appropriate range of opportunities and experiences to inspire pupils to succeed in the next stage in their education, training or employment. 

"The curriculum is outstanding... pathways cater extremely well for the needs of all students of different abilities and aspirations... Early entry for the more able students at GCSE is used effectively... They are well prepared for their future life after school with good provision for literacy and numeracy, and excellent access to information and communication technology (ICT)."

OFSTED

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 the school offers a broad and balanced curriculum, with students studying a core EBacc offer of  Maths, English, Science, Languages, Geography, History and Computer Science alongside PE, Music, Design & Technology, Art, Drama, RE and PSHE.

There is extensive provision and, where needed, intervention through years 7 & 8 for the development of core numeracy and literacy skills, particularly in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Pupils are set according to ability in Maths, English, Science, Languages and Humanities from Year 7, providing opportunity to target support for less able students and ensure stretch and challenge for the more able. Maths and English have additional staffing resources allocated at KS3 to allow for smaller classes.