Our Curriculum Intent
The aim at Emmanuel Junior Academy is to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful and life-long learners, with high aspirations and the learning agility to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society now and in the future. In our school, there is a strong focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social, cultural and relationship understanding. The building blocks of our curriculum ensure that children are well equipped with the knowledge, skills and wealth of language to prepare them for life in modern Britain, overcoming the contextual barriers to social mobility. Their sense of responsibility as current and future citizens is at the heart of all our teaching and learning. Children are taught to be respectful, be courageous and be safe.
Emmanuel provides a highly inclusive environment where learners enjoy their education. Pupils at all levels are helped to achieve their potential. All pupils, regardless of their starting points, are encouraged to expand their skills and knowledge through rich, broad curriculum opportunities.
Emmanuel’s focus on curriculum development is carefully sequenced to ensure coverage and progression. It provides pupils with memorable experiences, in addition to diverse and rich opportunities from which children can learn and develop a range of transferable skills. We are a reflective school and continually strive to improve our teaching and learning in the light of current research, including research into the science of memory. Our teachers focus on teaching simply, practicing thoroughly, feeding back constructively and embodying excellence. Reading and vocabulary development are the key drivers in our curriculum, as we believe these are both vital tools which enable all children to access a broad curriculum and develop the cultural capital needed to thrive and be successful.