Windsor High School and Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
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Curriculum

Our moral purpose is to ensure that all students, regardless of background and ability, have the opportunity to unlock their academic and personal potential.

Our inspiring curriculum challenges students and provides them with the platform for future success. It is built upon best practice and informed by researchers and thought leaders.

Our curriculum aims to empower all learners in creating a pathway to success in university, their career and life. As summarised by Christine Counsell:

"A curriculum exists to change the pupil, to give the pupil new power. One acid test for a curriculum is whether it enables even lower attaining or disadvantaged pupils to clamber in to the discourse and practices of educated people, so that they gain powers of the powerful."

Our teaching and learning vision is to 'engage, enthuse and inspire every lesson, every day'. Our ten teaching and learning principles in our teaching and learning cycle ensure that the curriculum is delivered effectively so that all students make progress regardless of background and ability.

360 Cycle

All students across maximise their learning by having the opportunity to revisit learning and correct their misunderstandings.  The curriculum is organised into three cycles of learning, each cycle lasting 12-13 weeks in total. Within each cycle there are three distinct phases:

  1. Phase One (approx. 1 to 9 weeks) - Teach, embed, assess.
  2. Phase Two (approx. 1 week) - Performance stock take
  3. Phase Three (approx. 2 weeks) - Review and re-do

Implementation

Our curriculum intent will be implemented through ‘engaging, enthusing and inspiring every lesson, every day.’ Our WAT teaching and learning cycle, through which our 10 teaching and learning principles are embedded, ensures that the curriculum is delivered effectively so that all students make progress regardless of background and ability.