Our Curriculum Impact

The impact of our curriculum is that students now leave with the skills, personal qualities and academic qualifications needed to play a positive, productive role within their local community.  They have increased ambitions and are now confident in their ability to thrive in post-16 study.  This is illustrated in the increased number of students studying Level 3 courses and a rapid increase in the number of students attending the more prestigious sixth form institutions. 

Students now develop a greater depth of ‘cultural capital’, gained through a broadening range of timetabled subjects.  These are now linked to an extensive and growing number of ‘memorable experiences’ which make connections to local or global contexts.  These experiences are designed to deepen their understanding of the material taught in the classroom and spark areas of interest, which may last a lifetime.  In addition, we ask all our students to play an active role volunteering, doing charity work or through initiatives to help the environment, ensuring they understand the lasting impact they can have on local or global issues.       

Our literacy and oracy program is designed to ensure that all learners are equipped to understand the world around them, and have the skills needed to express their views and make an argument.  We are keen to develop their love of reading and help them to use a broader vocabulary, which will allow them to diminish any social disadvantage.  We want all our learners to leave with the confidence to express their views in an empathetic, tolerant and respectful way.

Our aim is that students leave Manor Croft with a better understanding of themselves and the world around them.  They appreciate the opportunities available to them and have the ambition and confidence needed to be successful in an rapidly changing world.

Our aim, through our curriculum is to develop young people:

  • who are not disadvantaged by the social context in which they live
  • who have the literacy and numeracy skills needed to succeed at school and beyond
  • who have the confidence, resilience and knowledge to stay mentally healthy
  • who feel included in their community with an active desire to contribute politically, socially, culturally, environmentally and economically
  • who have high expectations of self and an ambitious vision for their future
  • who have a work ethic that results in them achieving, and exceeding, their academic potential
  • who are respectful, tolerant and empathetic towards the values and beliefs of others
  • who are happy and have a desire to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle
  • who have a range of transferrable skills to succeed in learning, life and work including: creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and willingness to challenged accepted norms
  • who are capable of making informed decisions and are aware of their rights and responsibilities