Curriculum Intent

The curriculum at Dukesgate Academy aims to develop the children's understanding of the world around them and prepare them for the next stage of their education. We want our pupils to be well-rounded members of society with strong morals, emotional intelligence and integrity. The three drivers for our curriculum are: ‘Powerful Knowledge’, ‘Education with Character’ and ‘The Best in Everyone’.

Powerful Knowledge

The design of our wider curriculum follows the research findings of cognitive science based on metacognition. By the time pupils are ready for Year 7, they will have mastered a range of both procedural knowledge (skills) and factual knowledge through repeated low stakes quizzing; opportunities to deliberately practise and careful planning for progression and depth.

Education with Character

Our curriculum is customised to meet the local needs of our learners and to build strong characters and individuals. We want students to try things they cannot do, to persist in the face of difficulty, and to become resilient in overcoming obstacles.

The Best in Everyone

United Learning schools are a group of schools which aims to provide excellent education to children and young people across the country. We seek to improve the life chances of all the children and young people we serve and make it our mission to bring out 'the best in everyone' – students, staff, parents and the wider community. The Curriculum we provide promotes: ambition, confidence, creativity, respect, enthusiasm and determination in every way possible so that every child can truly be their best selves in every way possible.

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