Our School Intent is based on the STAR principle, which is basis of the Schools ethos, our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which prepares pupils for adult and working life.
Self-Belief: We believe all students have the right to learn what is in our full curriculum offer; we have a duty to ensure all students are not provided with a narrowed or marginalised version and to develop their self-belief to comprehend and complete tasks to a good standard.
Trust: We want all students to achieve a full understanding of the knowledge specified in the curriculum for each year. We use rigorous examinations and assessments on demand and constant in-class assessment to judge the progress of our students. Meadowcroft school will only put students through this when we trust the learners are ready, these relations with the learners have to be built on trust.
Aspiration: We won’t constantly amend the curriculum offer. Whilst we will make occasional adjustments to meet the needs of CYP through annual vocational options in the secondary phase, we will aim for stability for all our young people. This will allow teachers to develop expertise and teaching materials to support the curriculum. This in turn will support our students to have the ambition to achieve their learning goals.
Respect: Our curriculum specifies the knowledge that should be taught, provides resources to assist with this and exemplifies successful learning. It leaves the job of bringing knowledge to life, of providing context, humour and memorable classroom moments to our teachers. This is because each of them is individually skilled and learning is, at its best, a personal experience and respect is founded on relationships between teachers and students.