Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all our students; an education which brings out the best in all of them and prepares them for success in life. Our curriculum is designed to provide children with the core knowledge they need for success in education and later life.

We aim to bring out the best in every studentOur vision at Sedgehill Academy is to deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum that is cohesive,    cumulative and highly sequenced. It is academic, rigorous and challenging, and designed with long-term memory in mind; students’ knowledge, skills and understanding are cemented by frequent and systematic revisiting.

  Wherever possible, the curriculum is sequential and chronological, contextualising content to secure students’ understanding of how the small details form a part of the bigger picture and how it’s relevant. This helps students make links between their subjects, such as the crossover between history and literature, for example.

The curriculum is progressive in quality and quantity across the years and key stages and mapped in precise detail. This ensures consistency and a shared understanding of high learning expectations. 

Please take a look at the curriculum maps below for an overview of what is taught by subject at each stage.

Sedgehill Academy is part of the biggest multi academy trust in the country (United Learning). Teachers and leaders across the trust have been involved in developing the United Learning Curriculum as a core academic curriculum, founded on these key principles:
  • Entitlement

    Entitlement - We believe that all children have the right to learn what is in the United Learning Curriculum. Sedgehill Academy aims to ensure that all children are taught this Curriculum offer with day to day teaching typicality a continuing focus and clear progression planning and sequencing in every subject studied

  • Mastery

    Mastery – We want all students to achieve a full understanding of the knowledge specified in the Curriculum for each year, and teaching should not move on until this is achieved. This stretches across all age ranges and abilities at Sedgehill Academy

  • Stability

    Stability – We won’t constantly amend the Curriculum: while we will make occasional adjustments in the light of feedback and experience, we will aim for stability over many years, so that teachers can develop expertise, and we constantly build assessments and teaching materials to support the Curriculum

  • Concepts not context
    • Concepts not context – The Curriculum is intended as a concise specification of knowledge and content to be taught and learned; it is for schools and teachers to decide how to teach and bring it to life.

Click on the boxes below for an overview of the curriculum by subject in each year group.

The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
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