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The Shire MAT


Our curriculum celebrates a love of reading as our learning is heavily based around key text drivers. Our rationale for this is to provide our children with a rich experience of language and the written word. We believe reading and a love of books is the key not only for academic success but gives our children a window on the wider world and is an essential skill for independence throughout life.

 The Shire Multi Academy Trust have designed and planned our curriculum to offer a breadth of experiences which contribute to every child receiving a full and rich curriculum.

The range of experiences we offer support our Trust vision and ensure our children benefit from a full range of academic, spiritual, moral, social and cultural activities. These activities enrich their lives and those of our whole school community and make them proud of their British values and diverse society to which they belong and play an active part. We are proud that are curriculum gives our children the skills, confidence and self- belief to lead a happy fulfilled life by encouraging them to aim high and work towards their goals and dreams in life.

At the Shire Multi Academy Trust we place high priority on ensuring children’s physical and mental well- being are met. We understand that children will not be successful learners unless they are emotionally secure; therefore we carefully design and adopt a flexible approach to ensure that we meet and respond to the emotional needs of individual children, which may arise. Our balanced curriculum ensures that every child receives and appropriate mix of academic and personal development which means that in practice our curriculum places equal importance on core and foundation subjects. Our careful curriculum design ensures depth within planning; we build in many opportunities for repetition and practice of essential skill in every subject. This guarantees that children are able to revisit previous learning which allow them to gradually develop a deeper understanding of the skills and processes within subject, at their own pace and in the best possible way for each individual child.  Our curriculum is enhanced by visits out, visitors and workshop in, residential visits, music and sporting events to mention a few! 

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