Intent

At Watling Academy we believe that all students should have access to a balanced and ambitious curriculum across a broad range of subjects. Our curriculum is designed to provide students with breadth and depth of knowledge, in line with the National Curriculum, drawing on the best that has been thought, said and done, and to challenge students to think critically about the world around them. Our curriculum supports students in developing key skills, habits and dispositions to be successful independent learners, to enable them to access a full curriculum and to make continued progress in their learning.

The curriculum in each subject area capitalises on opportunities to develop our students understanding of three specific areas. We believe these are important for students at Watling Academy to explore within their learning, to help them to reflect on their role within the local community and to develop the relevant skills to contribute and play their part in tackling the environmental challenges facing our local and global community.

Specific principles underpinning our curriculum intent

  1. Milton Keynes: Students at Watling Academy will gain a deep understanding of the past, present and future development of Milton Keynes. This will support students in their understanding of issues affecting our town and their ability to play an informed role in working to solve them.
  2. STEM: A focus on developing STEM related skills across the curriculum will enable students to take full advantage of opportunities within this growing employment sector in Milton Keynes.
  3. Environmental Sustainability: Students at Watling Academy will develop a deep understanding of the environmental challenges facing our local and global community. This will equip students with the knowledge and skills to make informed and confident contributions to tackling these environmental issues.

Our curriculum encourages all students to develop the Watling values of Respect, Responsibility and Kindness.

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