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Curriculum Intent

The King John School Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum is designed with the central aim of providing a quality education for all our students. We aim to create a stimulating educational experience, developing a passion for learning alongside the knowledge, skills and cultural capital students need to succeed in life. These educational experiences will enable students to achieve in a wide range of different contexts, to develop existing talents, and to discover new interests and passions. We provide an extensive array of sporting and cultural opportunities, and a wide range of fascinating trips and visits to enjoy. The curriculum and the opportunities we provide support our values of Positivity, Resilience, Integrity, Dignity and Equality.

The elements of our curriculum and educational approach are as follows;

  • Stimulating Educational Experience: The curriculum is designed to be engaging and stimulating, fostering a passion for learning. This suggests a student-centered approach that values curiosity and exploration.
  • An inclusive Education: we aim to provide a quality education for all our students, regardless of background or ability. Our focus on equality and dignity demonstrates our commitment to inclusivity and ensuring that every student has the opportunity to succeed.
  • Development of Skills and Cultural Capital: In addition to academic knowledge, our curriculum provides the development of essential skills and cultural capital necessary for success in life. This holistic approach acknowledges the importance we place into both academic and practical skills in preparing students for the future.
  • High Aspirations and Ambition: As a school we set high expectations for our students and provide appropriate challenge and support to help them reach their full potential.
  • Broad and Balanced Curriculum: Our curriculum offers a diverse range of subjects and extracurricular activities, catering to different interests and talents. This ensures that students have the opportunity to explore a variety of subject areas and develop a well-rounded skill set.
  • Flexibility and Support: As a school we recognise the diverse needs of all students, we have introduced greater flexibility in the curriculum, providing support tailored to individual needs. This inclusive approach aims to ensure that all students receive the assistance they need to succeed academically and personally.
  • Preparation for Future Success: The curriculum is designed to prepare students for their future roles as young adults in the world. This includes offering a wide range of courses and opportunities for progression, enabling students to make informed choices about their academic and career paths.
  • Continuous Improvement: We are committed to ongoing evaluation and improvement of the curriculum to better meet the evolving needs of students. This demonstrates a dedication to staying responsive to changes in education and society.

    At the King John School, we are constantly looking at ways to improve our curriculum to better meet the needs of our young people in a rapidly changing world. In particular, we have recognised the additional challenges faced by vulnerable students and those with complex needs. To this end, we have introduced more support from Zenith Minds and raised awareness with all staff of these additional needs, whilst remaining ambitious for academic outcomes with all students.

    Should you have any questions about the curriculum at the King John School, please email Mr Sweeney at kjs@thekjs.com 


The King John School Curriculum