Connah's Quay High School

Ysgol Uwchradd Cei Connah / Connah's Quay High School

Curriculum

Connah’s Quay High School’s curriculum comprises all learning experiences, including formal, informal and non-formal, that we provide for our learners. This includes the National Curriculum, (Revised 2008), religious education, collective act of worship, sex education, careers education and work related education.
 
The school curriculum will:
•Cover the National Curriculum according to the current statutory requirements.
•Seek to offer appropriate choices beyond statutory requirements which reflect the needs and interests of the learners adapting to meet the needs of learners in
specific cohorts.
•Incorporate regular assessment and reporting as detailed separately in the schools (Reporting, Recording and Assessment Policy).
 
Within the school curriculum, all learning programmes will secure for all learners, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender, difference in ability and disabilities, an entitlement to a number of areas of learning and to develop skills, knowledge, understanding and learning behaviours necessary for their self-fulfilment and development as active and responsible citizens.  It also makes clear and high expectations for learning and attainment explicit to learners, parents, teachers, governors, employers and the public, and establishes national standards for the performance of all students in the subjects it includes.
 
In addition, the National Curriculum also has an overarching statutory inclusion statement.  This outlines how teachers can modify as necessary, the National Curriculum programmes of study to provide all learners with relevant and appropriately challenging work at each key stage.  It requires teachers to have due regard to the three principles that are essential to developing amore inclusive curriculum. 
 
These are:
•Setting suitable learning challenges
•Responding to learners’ diverse learning needs
•Overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of learners.
 
 Purpose
At Connah’s Quay High School we are committed to developing an appropriate curriculum: meeting the needs of each individual and society by being flexible, diverse and innovative.
Our curriculum has two overarching aims:
•To provide opportunities for all learners to learn and achieve
•To promote learners holistic development and prepare all learners for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
To achieve these aims we need:
•A curriculum that develops confident independent and lifelong learners, by encouraging “anytime anywhere learning”.
•To ensure all learners are challenged and supported at whatever level they are working.
•A personalised curriculum, with choice and clear but flexible pathways, delivered using a wide range of structures, learning styles and assessment for learning opportunities.
•To prepare learners for a rapidly changing world by encouraging creativity, flexibility and a willingness to learn new skills.
•To develop a caring attitude, with an awareness of right and wrong and an acceptance of personal responsibility.