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Nicholas Hamond Academy has 'World Class Curriculum'

Swaffham academy has earned the World Class Curriculum Mark from The Curriculum Foundation

Posted by Stephanie Broad | January 13, 2016 | Teaching

The Curriculum Foundation defines a world-class curriculum as one that is based on principles reflected in the locality and context of the school or academy.

Part of the Academy Transformation Trust family of academies, The Nicholas Hamond Academy has received official confirmation of their accreditation.

As a result of both analysis of international research and its work with schools around the world, The Curriculum Foundation has identified ten principles of a World Class Curriculum, organised into four domains:

  • Values, aims and principles
  • Key competencies for learning and life
  • The world’s major branches of learning
  • Community, local, national and global contexts

A World Class Curriculum prepares young people for the 21st century, equipped with the knowledge and competencies to make them effective lifelong learners. It also broadens horizons while ensuring learning is relevant to pupils’ lives.

Academies and schools audit themselves and submit their evidence, which is then rigorously scrutinised on site by a team from The Curriculum Foundation.

The Nicholas Hamond Academy was praised for the way it builds the spread and depth of learning opportunities and the extent to which pupils understand the purpose of their learning.

Principal Cheryl Hill said: “We are incredibly pleased to have earned this recognition for our curriculum. 

“Staff throughout the academy work hard to ensure that pupils are challenged and that they are getting the most from their education.

“We will continue to develop new and creative ways to enhance learning experiences for our pupils who play an important part in shaping the future through Pupil Voice opportunities.”

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