Wyvern College Curriculum Statement

Wyvern St Edmund’s Curriculum Intent is grounded in our vision that every students is the best version of themselves that they can be.

“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” John 10:10

Our curriculum enables students to live to the full and be the best version of themselves by allowing students to:

discover their interests, talents and passions because they feel safe and they have found their place in the world by offering a wide range of experiences

-achieve self-actualisation to fulfill their academic, spiritual and social potential

-achieve more than they thought possible

-open their mind and be inspired by the world around them

-build resilience and be fully prepared for and excited by the next stage of their education and on into their futures.

How do we achieve this?

  • Thought-through plans based on clear curriculum intent.
  • Great assessment.
  • Great teaching and therefore great progress.
  • Creating webs of knowledge.
  • Finding ‘stars’ in every subject.
  • Trips and visits.
  • Championing every student.
  • Building character and resilience.
  • Providing moments of awe and wonder.
  • Challenging every individual.
  • Providing a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Ensuring students are able to access a range of appropriate qualifications.
  • Providing comprehensive careers education/PSHEE.
  • Developing cultural capital.
  • Off-setting disadvantage wherever we find it.

The curriculum at Wyvern St Edmunds is designed to provide challenge and support in equal measure to ensure that all students can achieve their God given potential regardless of their ability or talent. Our curriculum is progressive so that it logically builds knowledge, skills and understanding. We regularly review our curriculum to guarantee that it fits the needs of our students and we pride ourselves on providing an innovative and individualised approach to teaching and learning.

Our curriculum gives students the opportunity to achieve academic success, with a strong focus on disciplinary thinking, whilst also developing them as independent learners and responsible citizens. Our moral purpose to equip students with the best possible chance of success in their futures is at the heart of every decision we make. This gives us a clear focus when we make decisions about the qualifications and programmes of study on behalf of our students.  Our school values of courage, commitment and compassion, and respect, resilience and responsibility as well as the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of students are key features of our curriculum design and lesson planning in all subject areas.

As a Church of England Academy we place high value on the teaching of religious studies in order to provide students with knowledge of faith, spirituality, religions and beliefs. In doing so we are teaching our students to uphold the ‘British Values’ of tolerance and understanding and equipping them with the skills necessary to be responsible citizens.

Within our disciplinary thinking we have designed a broad curriculum grounded in the areas of Maths, English, Science, Physical Education, Humanities, Languages, creative subjects and Technology. Within each subject is a focused and sequenced curriculum that develops a full range of skills and knowledge.

The curriculum is supported by the pillars of

  • Character
  • Culture and Cultural capital (including British Values)
  • Financial education
  • Digital literacy
  • Literacy, Oracy and Numeracy

All students have an equality of opportunity and access to the curriculum, which is broadly in line with the national curriculum, providing the opportunity for all students to access the English Baccalaureate.

The impact of our curriculum will create students who are prepared for their future and who:

  • Fully understand themselves and their talents and are therefore confident, resilient and driven to achieve.
  • Demonstrate their full academic, spiritual and social god given potential.
  • Are positive, open, caring citizens.

Please click here for a more detailed explanation of our curriculum and the principles which lie behind it.

If you wish to know more please contact the Deputy Headteacher, Mr Daniel Jeffries at djeffries@wyvernsteds.org.