At Westbury Academy we offer a rich curriculum which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all our pupils, whatever their starting points, as they progress through each key stage.

The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to develop the knowledge and skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education. It is important that our curriculum considers the development of the whole child and does not concentrate solely on academic success.

Powerful Knowledge

Our curriculum establishes what our pupils are entitled to learn and what ‘knowledge-rich’ means in our context and for our community. We aim to
balance what our pupils know, what our pupils can do, and the first-hand
activities they access, to ensure we meet all our pupils’ needs and prepare
them to engage with a broad range of options and subjects that enable them to achieve their best possible outcomes.

Our curriculum is designed to establish where pupils will encounter important information, skills and experiences within each subject and topic to ensure we deliver a comprehensive curriculum entitlement considerate of their previous educational experience and special educational needs.

The Whole Journey

Our curriculum establishes what our pupils are entitled to learn and what ‘knowledge-rich’ means in our context and for our community. We aim to balance what our pupils know, what our pupils can do, and the first-hand activities they access, to ensure we meet all our pupils’ needs and prepare them to engage with a broad range of options and subjects that enable
them to achieve their best possible outcomes.

Our curriculum is designed to establish where pupils will encounter important information, skills and experiences within each subject and topic to ensure we deliver a comprehensive curriculum entitlement considerate of their previous educational experience and special educational needs.

Celebrate the Individual

Our curriculum celebrates the diversity of skills, knowledge and cultural wealth in our community to ensure that academic success, creativity and problem solving, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning.

Westbury Academy supports the individual special educational needs of each pupil and provides opportunities for social and emotional development throughout the curriculum. The JIGSAW personal, health and social education programme and Commando Joe’s character education programme are threaded throughout the school, with the Duke of
Edinburgh award scheme offered in key stage 4.

The delivery of our curriculum offer is flexible to individual pupil attainment levels and interests. This ranges from 1-1 and group interventions as need is identified, to entering pupils for higher level papers at GCSE, and our key stage four curriculum subject offer is adaptive to pupil interests to support pupils to access the next stage of education or employment best suited to their aspirations.

We aspire for our curriculum to instil our Trust-wide values; building Confidence, providing Challenge, and promoting Curiosity, Character and Creativity.