Introduction

CURRICULUM INTENT

We plan and deliver a knowledge-engaged curriculum (a balance of knowledge and skills) within which every individual is supported to achieve their full potential, develop self-respect, respect for others and develop the skills and cultural capital they need to prepare themselves for life in a changing world.

Our curriculum is underpinned by traditional values, yet ensures we are forward thinking to inspire the next generation through new technologies and developments. The importance of a broad and balanced curriculum is reflected in our three year Key Stage 3 curriculum, allowing students to retain breadth in their learning, before they specialise and become experts in examined courses in Key Stages 4 and 5 whilst continuing to study a contemporary curriculum that teaches them fundamental British values, relationships education, physical education and personal development and prepares them for their next steps in education, employment or training. The taught curriculum, and our students’ enthusiasm for it, is strengthened by our extensive extracurricular and enrichment offering throughout the school and sixth form centre.

Students are supported in their learning through rigorous assessment and feedback to develop resilience in their learning, responding to feedback to improve their work and achieve more.

Our overriding goal is for students to develop and master a mix of knowledge and skills through a challenging, engaging and relevant curriculum that allows them to achieve highly, empowers them to feel confident in their learning and in looking to the future, and inspires in them a love of learning.

Taverham High School is divided into five faculties, led by a Head of Faculty, each of which comprises a number of subjects. The faculty structure can be found below:

FACULTY STRUCTURE

Maths

English

Science

Creative Arts and Technical Studies

Historical and Global Studies

Social Sciences

Mr Gerrard

Ms Webb

Mrs Kent

Mr Eastick

Mr Cromwell

Miss Green

Maths

Further Maths

English Language

English Literature

Media Studies

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Art

Design & Technology

Drama

Music

PE

Computer Science

ICT

Geography

History

MFL

Business

Child Development

Classics

Economics

Health & Social Care

Personal Development

Politics

Psychology

Religious Education

Sociology

If you have any subject-based questions about the curriculum or homework please contact your child's Subject Teacher, the Head of Department or the Head of Faculty for the subject concerned.