Our Curriculum intent:
More than just grades: At Wickersley School and Sports College, we want to send all students out into the world able and qualified to play their full part in it, through an ambitious, creative and innovative curriculum which empowers students with the skills, knowledge and attributes to allow them to succeed in their next phase of education and their working life.
We aim to engender a love of learning, self-belief and aspiration by:
- Removing barriers and development of basic skills
- Developing skills for learning
- Developing personal attributes
- Enriching their experiences and broadening their horizons
What barriers do we want to remove?
Literacy, numeracy, oracy, vocabulary.
What skills for learning do we want to develop?
- Critical thinking
This is reflected in subject curriculum intent and long term plans.
What personal attributes do we want to develop?
Risk, resilience, relationships, responsibility – driven through R2L.
How do we enrich their personal experiences and broaden horizons?
A variety of experiences, trips, residentials, extra-curricular activities, D of E, experiential learning in the classroom, opportunities to contribute to the school community (council, leadership team, RP reps (in development) and wider community (charities, litter picks) and careers education, employability skills and WRL activities.
For us, our job as a school is not just to prepare students to pass a bunch of exams at the end of Year 11, and again in Year 13, although let’s face it, that’s as important as it’s ever been. Just as important is enabling our young people to develop the knowledge, skills, attributes and personal qualities they will need to succeed in their working lives well beyond leaving school. Our mission statement is “We want to send every young person out into the world able and qualified to play their full part in it”. These aren’t just words to us – they inform what we do and are sewn into the fabric of our school.
We want our students to go out into the world, and become successful, happy, fulfilled adults who will be good citizens and make a positive contribution to society.