Athena Schools Trust
Curriculum Purpose Statement
Athena Schools Trust provides a curriculum purpose framework from which each school can define their specific curriculum intent to suit its context and values.
Athena Schools Trust believe in a curriculum which provides an inclusive and holistic education for all children and fosters an optimistic culture of high expectations for the individual, the school and the trust as a whole. Our curriculums are designed to develop strong foundations which will prepare children for the next stage of their lives and their education, and stimulate and inspire a love of lifelong learning.
This curriculum intent is best expressed by stating our hope for a curriculum which allows children to BREATHE and be the best they can be.
B – bold. Bold in design, provides depth of understanding and breadth of content
R – responsible. Fosters a sense of responsibility in our children to learn for themselves and use their learning to shape the world around them.
E – excellent. Provides all opportunities to demonstrate excellence in all aspects of our work. Excellent in both our provision and in the outcomes our young people achieve.
A - aspirational. Unashamedly aspiration in its scope and seeks to inspire students to broad and diverse horizons.
T - together. Collaborative by design, incorporates pupil voice, and recognises that an effective curriculum is evaluated together and applied universally.
H - holistic. Informs and develops the whole child, while incorporating high academic outcomes and wider, holistic educational values and aims across the whole curriculum.
E - expectation. High in expectation and supports everyone to fulfil their potential.