Our Curriculum

What makes the curriculum unique at Jerry Clay Academy?

The children are at the heart of our curriculum.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop and build their self-esteem and self-confidence.

We encourage our children to have high aspirations and strive for the best.  We want our children to be responsible and effective by the time they finish their journey at Jerry Clay Academy and move onto the next phase of their lives.

Over the last two years we have been developing the curriculum  that we provide for our children.  Our main aim is to provide exciting, stimulating connected learning which the children become fully absorbed in using a cross-curricular approach.  We strive to encompass as many curriculum subjects into each topic, making them relevant and meaningful for our children.

We use a number of different approaches to explore and deliver the topics to ensure we enable our children to develop all the skills they need to be confident and successful learners.  All our children are involved in the planning stage of new topics as we value their ideas and contributions; we believe that children learn best when they are able to steer and direct their own learning.  We want our children to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning and spark a desire for life long learning.

 

The Curriculum Aims of the School

 

Jerry Clay Academy aims to provide a balanced curriculum based on the following principles.

  1. To help pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills.
  2. To help pupils to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life and employment in a fast changing world.
  3. To help pupils to use language and number efficiently.
  4. To instil respect for religious values, and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life.
  5. To help pupils to understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.
  6. To help pupils to appreciate human achievements and aspirations.