The school’s vision is modelled in the Performing Arts curriculum, where we believe in inclusive education for all.

We believe that all of our students deserve a curriculum that meets their differing needs and enables them to fulfil their unique potential.

We want our students to be successful members of the community and to maximise their life opportunities.

It is the intention of the curriculum to enable this.

Core Values Across Performing Arts

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Our curriculum intent is:

  • Coherently plan, sequence and adapt our curriculum to meet the unique needs of all of our learners.
  • Offer breadth of study at KS3 that is sequential in leading to study at GCSE level; all students will be stretched and challenged over 5 years, taking into account different starting points.
  • Develop effective literacy and numeracy skills through digital technology creating learners who are confident and competent readers, writers and speakers, with essential analytical skills needed for life.
  • Embed a range of wider enrichment opportunities and experiences, at least one per year, to ensure our learners have an educational experience that is rich and varied.
  • Encompass the whole school core values through the Performing Arts curriculum.

As a result the Performing Arts curriculum will:

  • Develop knowledge, understanding and skills needed to communicate effectively as performers.
  • Encourage active engagement in the process of theatre study and develop self- confidence and self-esteem through performance.
  • Develop independent learners with enquiring minds by nurturing imagination and creativity for all forms of Performing Arts.
  • Enable students to understand other viewpoints through improvisation, text exploration and performance.
  • Provides lessons with a variety of opportunities for students to engage in developing skills in teamwork, problem solving, as well as exploring and refining performance technique.
  • Develop digital skills to remove all barriers to learning to enhance appraisal skills allowing the growth of evaluative and critical judgements about performing.
  • Allow students to develop and refine skills further through the creation of their own devised work and the study and the performance of a variety of theatre crafts.
  • Provides students with a chance to lead the drama and make decisions that will affect the wider community.
  • Provides the study of different genres to allow students to see the importance and function of performance - not only for entertainment but also for reflecting life itself.
  • Give students the freedom to experiment in a safe and secure environment.
  • Enables opinions to be voiced without the threat of being judged or discriminated against.
  • Ensure students are challenged and stretched by developing their leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills in order to provide foundations for every aspect of school life

Instrumental Teaching

We currently offer instrumental tuition in the following instruments:- woodwind, upper and lower strings, brass, drum kit, guitars and singing. Lessons are provided by the Staffordshire Performing Arts for an additional charge.

Curriculum implementation

The curriculum maps demonstrate the implementation the curriculum in each subject area.

The curriculum maps show KS3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) and KS4 (Years 10 and 11).

KS3 Curriculum Content

Performing Arts

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