Curriculum Aims

At Everest Community Academy we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which creates: 

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make good progress and who thrive in life beyond Everest.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to society.
  • A culture and ethos which focuses on our core values; aspire, enrich, belong

It is essential that the curriculum is organised in such a way that it provides students with the opportunity to learn expected behaviours and be successful in their learning so that we can deliver our mission and aims.

Strategic intent

To develop a curriculum which:
  • Creates an aspirational high achievement culture to enable our students to make ambitious choices at 16.
  • Challenges stereotypes regarding what our students are capable of.
  • Takes into account individual needs and styles.
  • Gives self-confidence and respect and allows everyone to experience success.
  • Improves rates of progress and raises standards of attainment. 
  • Secures the fundamental building blocks of learning in terms of literacy and numeracy.
  • Empowers learners to value education and believe that it is exciting.
  • Allows students to experience a broad curriculum to cater for a wide range of experiences.
  • Establishes strong behaviour for learning principles.
  • Supports the spiritual, cultural and moral development of our students

Curriculum principles

  • Clear progress over 5 years to meet ambitious targets.
  • There should be depth before breadth.  Maximise learning time in all subjects.
  • Additional time is given to English and mathematics to ensure that students have the essential skills needed for life and to access the full curriculum.
  • Targeted support and additional challenge to ensure all students make at least national rates of progress.
  • Carefully planned activities through tutor time and assemblies to address SMSC and aspirations.
  • PSHE is integral to the rounded pupil and a key feature of the pastoral programme
  • Support induction into secondary school for all Year 7 students.
  • Bespoke pathways for different groups to ensure that they experience as full a range of disciplines throughout their schooling.
  • Learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

 

 

 

 

School
Ambassadors

Harley

Harley

Year 10
''I really enjoy attending Everest every day, its a great place to come to school. My favourite subject is Drama''
Mr John

Mr John

Head of Year
''I have received so much support, advice and training which has helped me to develop my teaching and open doors to further my career''
Isabelle

Isabelle

Humanities Star
''My favourite thing about  school are the lessons; they are really fun and engaging''
Mrs Edwards-Peal

Mrs Edwards-Peal

Everest Learning Team
'As part of the ELT I contribute to the development of learning. My role includes developing new ideas for the classroom to accelerate pupil progress'  
Laney

Laney

Sports Captain
''The sports facilities at Everest are excellent, allowing us to experience a wide range of sports. I am proud to represent the school as a sports captain''
Kai

Kai

EPIC Member
''As a member of EPIC I listen to the student voice and help the staff make decisions on how to further improve our school''
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