The breadth of the curriculum includes what is taught within each key stage
The balance of the curriculum includes how the provision is tailored to meet the needs of individual learners.
The delivery of the curriculum is the pedagogy and philosophy that underpins the way we work with students.
The ‘hidden’ curriculum refers to the unwritten, unofficial, and often unintended lessons, values, and perspectives that students learn in school. It is the emphasis on ‘cultural capital’ which will provide opportunities and expose students to experiences beyond the taught curriculum. While the “formal” curriculum consists of the courses, lessons, and learning activities students participate in, as well as the knowledge and skills educators intentionally teach to students, the hidden curriculum consists of the unspoken or implicit academic, social, and cultural messages that are communicated to students while they are in school. These are the expectations and beliefs that drive us forward and permeate all that we do. Whilst this an area that evolves and grows, it is something that we also plan, develop and evaluate to ensure that we equip students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to move successfully forward, ensuring they have the widest choices possible when they leave us. We believe our curriculum is ‘broad and balanced’ in every sense.