Curriculum Purpose

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.


14th October 2019

CPD Newsletter w/c 7/10/19

Thank you to everyone who attended a CPD session or Curriculum Network on either 30th September or 4th November. In total 158 teachers and support staff from across both the GEP and Athena Trusts attended an event and we have invited feedback via Survey Monkey to help with future planning. Please can you fill out this survey if you haven’t already. Further thanks goes to everyone who managed to navigate our new Eventbrite system in order to sign up, and we ask that everyone use this method going forward if directed so we are able to arrange the right size of room and correct number of resources. If you have any problems with using Eventbrite, please contact Jackie Blackwood at In response to requests from schools, the team are currently planning further CPD sessions and will ensure any new sessions are highlighted on this bulletin which is designed to display at a glance what is coming up over the next couple of weeks. Sessions on dyslexia and behaviour management are both in the pipeline: details are forthcoming. Each month we will also update and attach the full schedule for a full view of what is available. In the meantime, please don’t forget to book upcoming CPD sessions ASAP to secure your place! CPD Bulletin (7 Oct 2019) - edits to timetable(s) If you require further information please contact: Jackie Blackwood – George Abbot Teaching School Manager e: t: 01483 888047Read Full Article
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