A broad, balanced, rich and meaningful curriculum is vitally important as it enables students to be effective learners, providing them with the skills and knowledge required to successfully navigate the wider world. We aim to provide every pupil with a curriculum that is varied, balanced, challenging, engaging, personalised and motivating to them as individuals.
Teaching and learning supports our vision and we believe in lifelong learning for the whole school community. We believe that learning should be enjoyable, enabling learners to thrive and develop and to lead happy, rewarding and as far as possible, independent lives. This is our aim for all students regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity, religion or culture.
Everyone in our school has the right to learn and work in a safe, calm, purposeful, stimulating and supportive learning environment. We aim to develop a challenging, creative and diverse learning ethos where all members of the community are encouraged and supported to achieve their best.
At Melland High School, we are committed to inclusion, our curriculum offer is fully differentiated to meet the needs of all students. Additionally, we aim to reflect the context of the community and city in which we are based. Our curriculum offer is ambitious and staff are supported to deliver a bespoke curriculum package, which is both creative and ambitious. We ensure that students have a range of learning opportunities to develop the knowledge and understanding needed to enable them to play an active role in their community and to acquire the skills needed for lifelong learning. All students have Education, Health and Care Plans and outcomes are integrated throughout the curriculum and via Personal Learning Intention Maps.
We work closely with a range of different agencies including Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, CAHMS, 42nd Street and school nurse. Where appropriate, joint working ensures that goals set for individual students by other agencies can be embedded into their school curriculum.
The key drivers which underpin the curriculum at all levels are:
Literacy/Communication, Numeracy, Creative IT and Media, Skills for Life/Employability Skills and Personal Development. An annual whole school cross-curricular focus for example in communication, reading and writing ensures that our key drivers are supported and embedded across the curriculum.
Through our drive for outstanding teaching and learning we aim to foster:
Our overarching goals within KS3 and KS4 are to:
Additionally, our overarching goals within 6th Form are to: