At Harris Academy Chafford Hundred we believe that providing a broad, rich, and deep range of learning experiences is essential for the development of the young people who study with us. A well-planned curriculum, delivered through excellent teaching will provide our students the opportunities to excel, exceed and explore in response to the challenges of a rapidly developing world.
Our curriculum will be ambitious for all children, as this will provide them with the skills, knowledge and understanding to develop into informed, knowledgeable adults who can make an impact in their chosen field. It will offer breadth and depth and ensure that they are not held back by paucity of experience or financial constraints.
Overall, we believe that a well-designed curriculum is essential in tackling educational disadvantage.
Our rationale is founded on the following ten principles:
i. the curriculum must assist all students in securing high quality qualifications to be best prepared for their future education, employment, and training
ii. all students must study a curriculum which is wide-ranging, balanced, and rigorous
iii. the curriculum must be designed around effective understanding of the transition from primary to secondary education and the subsequent transition into further and higher education
iv. the curriculum must be engaging; learning is fun and it must be rewarding for all
v. the foundation of all learning is knowledge, so we plan and deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum
vi. learning is ‘sticky’ and generative; the more students learn, the more they can learn in the future
vii. core skills are to be mastered within and across all subjects, so the development of skills is also a keen focus of our planning
viii. enrichment, both within the curriculum and beyond, is essential in bringing learning to life, and so must be explicitly planned
ix. employability and preparedness for work must be incorporated into curriculum planning
x. the curriculum must help students to develop spiritually, morally, culturally, and socially. Alongside this, incorporating our HACH character traits of Zest, Grit, Confidence, Responsibility and Kindness into the curriculum
For further details or to discuss any element of the curriculum please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01375 484580.
The full curriculum policy can be downloaded from our Teaching and Learning page
For prospective students and parents of the 2022/23 intake, below you can see a video from Year 7's Head of Year, and some of the students talking about their experiences of the Year 7 curriculum.