Ranelagh School

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Curriculum Statement

The intent of the curriculum matches the Ranelagh School Learning Profile.  We believe that the curriculum should enable all young people to be:

Curious learners

Creative learners

Empathetic learners

Independent learners

Confident learners

Resilient Learners

Our intention is that the curriculum:

  • Is broad and balanced and inclusive
  • Delivers opportunities for students to learn to be successful, to gain useful transferable skills whilst acquiring relevant knowledge, stepping stones and a route to mastery
  • Creates an aspirational, high achievement culture to enable our students to make ambitious choices post-16.
  • Affords opportunities for all students to develop a high level of literacy and numeracy required for success in the wider curriculum and adult life
  • Expands student’s perspectives through a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities to promote their sense of moral and social responsibility
  • Ensure that all students are able to thrive and develop as healthy individuals and good citizens
  • Ensures that all students are safe and understand how to keep themselves and others safe
  • Fosters a strength of character and resilience that will help students to cope with choices and overcome challenges that they are likely to encounter in life
  • Provides an appropriate range of opportunities and experiences to inspire students to succeed in the next stage of their education, training and employment

In essence, our curriculum seeks to empower and enable, giving students the currency to allow them to realise their aspirations. Our curriculum is sequenced to give our students a coherent and consistent learning experience that builds upon the previous Key Stage, across all subjects. It is challenging, aiming to support students towards outstanding outcomes and developing in them the skills needed to be successful at each stage. This is underpinned by a deep learning and thinking experience, both in and out of the classroom. Students are helped to gain confidence in applying what they have learnt to a range of scenarios, analysing information and drawing conclusions and evaluating outcomes, opinions and judgements, all of which are skills essential to further study and life beyond school.