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22/09/22

Forest School fun at Magna Carta! https://t.co/0WAD9fL0ef

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21/09/22

Fabulous masterpieces created by our pupils during Matisse Month! We are very proud of what you have achieved. https://t.co/XCBqvKXL6W

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14/09/22

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Monday 19th September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. Our schools will be closed on this date. Schools will resume at normal time on Tuesday 20th September. https://t.co/DJ2PVRmbKD

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09/09/22

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BMAT and our schools are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national mourning. https://t.co/lPaBCTyGlX

06/09/22

Welcome back to school! Have a great year. https://t.co/Kuils55efo

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02/09/22

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📢OPEN EVENTS FOR OUR ESSEX SECONDARY SCHOOLS 🗓️For Sept 2023 Year 7 intake 🔴 8 Sept pm 🟢 15 Sept pm 🟡 17 Sept am 🔵 20 Sept pm 🟠 22 Sept pm We're looking forward to meeting our prospective students and families👋 https://t.co/WR3pw6wwHE

12/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for an Admin Assistant 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/eZWrHo82gs

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08/07/22

We are proud of you! Grade 1 horse care achieved! https://t.co/cj9xIvzl1S

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28/06/22

The Great Fire of London at Magna Carta! Year 2 houses going up in flames! ! https://t.co/bqMQEOAUL3

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24/06/22

A great day out for Cancer Research! We are proud of ourselves! https://t.co/y2WWsr3lPk

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24/06/22

Medals galore at Race For Life MC! https://t.co/9qYNLzamPx

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24/06/22

Race For Life! Raising funds and keeping fit and healthy! https://t.co/HaspjCKt9J

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23/06/22

Willow visit to the Sea Life Centre. https://t.co/I7bc19T5tM

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23/06/22

Willow class working hard at creating a spray of hands. https://t.co/5CsM9e7v92

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23/06/22

Such concentration! https://t.co/ZhAseIPalL

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23/06/22

Exploring negative space in Maple. https://t.co/xaBFl1l5lY

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22/06/22

We are proud of our learning! https://t.co/4oZ11KG7YI

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22/06/22

Matisse month continues at Magna Carta! https://t.co/G7bKcAROXB

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16/06/22

Welcome to Matisse Month at MCPA! Young artists in Ash learning about his work and being inspired to create their own masterpieces. https://t.co/6axitQJekD

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Our Approach to the Curriculum

The table below demonstrates our approach to the curriculum. We always start with the grammar (or knowledge). We then give plenty of opportunities for pupils to practise using their knowledge; this is the dialectic. Finally, once pupils are secure in their knowledge, we ask them to communicate it in different ways; this is the rhetoric. This is the Trivium approach to curriculum.

Grammar

(the knowledge- learn facts and skills)

Dialectic

(questioning, thinking, practising, arguing, exploring)

Rhetoric

(communicating the knowledge- expressing and articulating)

 

PRINCIPLES

 

  • Retention
  • Recall
  • Repetition
  • Low stakes testing
  • Build cultural capital
  • Debate
  • Question
  • Challenge
  • First hand experience
  • Experiment
  • Enquiry
  • Problem solving
  • Critical evaluation
  • Structured speech
  • Perform
  • Make things
  • Showcase products of learning
  • Contribute to discourse about shared valued

 

FORMS OF ASSESSMENT

 

  • Multiple choice
  • ‘Show me’ on mini whiteboards
  • Tests of memory and recall

 

  • Pair/Share
  • Deeper questioning
  • Complex dialogue between teachers and pupils
  • Peer dialogue and assessment
  • Essays
  • Performances
  • Mastery teaching

 

As an academy, we have to make difficult choices about what to include in our curriculum and what to leave out. The English and Mathematics curricula follow the National Curriculum models. There is a rationale for teaching each unit of work in the wider curriculum. Furthermore, it should be clear how each unit of work promotes, achieves or contributes to the following:

How does this unit of work promote the following?

Curriculum Drivers: How does this unit of work support a broad and balanced curriculum?

How does this unit of work contribute to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils?

Fundamental British Values

Knowledge of the World

Spiritual development

Teaching the Prevent strategy

Enterprise and Aspiration

Moral development

Teaching pupils how to stay safe

Investigation and Enquiry

Social development

Promoting healthy living

Local, National and Global

Cultural development

 
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