The curriculum at Moorgate Primary Academy is designed for the children. It covers the National Curriculum (2014) and reflects both the locality and the challenges faced by young people in 21st Century Great Britain. Potential barriers to their ongoing success could include:
- Shortage of valuable life experiences
- Low expectations and aspirations
- A lack of positive role models
- Financial deprivation
- Poor attendance
- Low self-esteem and self-concept
- Vocabulary and poor communication skills
- English as an Additional Language
- Limited parenting skills and parental support
It is paramount that the curriculum directly addresses these barriers. Children will approach their educational career, including that beyond Moorgate Primary Academy, with the belief that their lives are not starved of opportunity, but brimming with possibility. This is encapsulated within the school’s vision statement – Achieve, Challenge, Enjoy! This vision statement also forms the structure for the Academy’s curriculum intent:
There are topics for each phase group that ensure development and progression of skills and concepts. There are curriculum leaders for all subjects who act as advisors to the staff in general. All teachers keep weekly records of class and individual work and the plans are overseen by the Deputy Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team.
During the year in which the children reach their seventh birthday (Year 2) they take the National Curriculum Tests. This marks the end of Key Stage 1. The results of these tests are given to parents individually, together with their school report.
During the year in which the children reach their eleventh birthday (Year 6) they take the National Curriculum Tests again. This marks the end of Key Stage 2. The results of these tests are given to parents individually, together with their school report. Parents will also be given the National Results.
An overview of the currciulum each phase group covers is available by following the links of the menu bar. If you would like further information about Moorgate Primary Academy's curriculum, please contact Mrs. Vicki Eaglefield (Deputy Headteacher).