Synergy Multi-Academy Trust is made up of schools, both secondary and primary, from north Norfolk. The Trust was initially established by Reepham High School and College in 2015. Our vision is simple; for all of our schools to work together to provide teaching and learning of the highest quality and for all of them to provide an exceptional range of educational experiences and opportunities.
THE WHOLE CURRICULUM
- We teach a broad and balance curriculum which allows children to achieve across a wide variety of subjects. This is known as the Whole Curriculum. The Whole Curriculum includes the areas below.
- We teach the new National Curriculum (2014) as directed by the DfE as we are a maintained primary school federation. This includes the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Geography, History, Art and Design, Design and Technology, Music, PE and Languages (KS2).
- In addition, we teach RE according to the current Norfolk Agreed Syllabus (Sep 2012)
- We also teach PSHE as part of the wider curriculum which includes E-Safety and also Sex and Drugs Education Programmes.
- We also teach the EYFS according to the current Framework (Sep 2012)
- Assessment of these subjects is through the methods adopted by the DfE, currently Levels (especially for Years 2 and 6 in 2014-15) until the Performance Indicators are finalised (expected in Spring 2015).
- We assess through on-going qualitative methods using Assessing Pupil Progress systems to communicate with pupils, parents and carers how they are progressing and what their next steps are AND also with quantitive assessments at half-termly intervals. Progress is monitored and intervention programmes or Individual / Group Education Programmes are set up to support pupils not making at least expected progress based on prior attainment.
PUPILS WITH SEN&D
- We ensure that all pupils have access to the curriculum and therefore, where necessary we make reasonable adjustments to the provision in order to ensure all pupils are included. We work to the current SENCoP (Sep 2014) and have appointed SENCOs in each school to ensure there is effective Provision Mapping for all levels and types of need. We consult external agencies when necessary to gain further support and guidance.
- It is imperative that all pupils feel valued and respected in the school throughout their time with us. This is supported through programmes involving PSHE but also ensuring that all pupils feel equal in terms of access and that no barriers exist in relation to ability, disability, gender or gender orientation, race, religion.
- We ensure that throughout their education, pupils are taught the British Values of being;
- PART OF A DEMOCRACY;
- The right to INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY;
- MUTUAL RESPECT and;
- TOLERANCE OF DIFFERENT FAITHS;
- RESPECT FOR BRITISH INSTITUTIONS.
Opportunities are given within discrete lessons focussing on PSHE along with opportunities within the wider curriculum.
Revised – November 2014
To be Reviewed – Autumn 2019 (or if legislation changes beforehand)