About Our Curriculum
We follow the National Curriculum in all subjects. We believe that children should receive a broad and balanced curriculum in order to achieve success.
Our curriculum encompasses the following subjects: English, Maths, Science, Computing, French, Design Technology, Food Technology, Art and Design, Textiles, History, Geography, Religious Education, Music, Physical Education, Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship.
These are taught both as separate subjects and in more cross-curricular approaches. We firmly believe that you may learn English in one room but you apply it everywhere. It is the same for maths, computing etc.
We believe in tapping into as many learning opportunities and styles as possible. We also believe in nurturing independent learners able to sustain focus for longer periods of time.
We are not all about classrooms. We believe in challenging our pupils’ learning and understanding through educational visits to places such as the Milton Keynes Science Festival and visits to school by authors, motivational speakers and speakers who talk about important historical events, e.g. a Holocaust survivor.
Our curriculum is both broad and balanced and provides pupils with a huge range of activities. In Year 5, focused and dedicated class teachers take the majority of lessons; specialist teachers teach the other curriculum areas e.g. music. In Year 6 English, Humanities and RE are taught by effective literacy teachers and maths and science by motivated maths teachers with the children still benefitting from specialist teachers in areas such as Computing. In Years 7 and 8 the curriculum is nearly all delivered by specialist teachers who are passionate about their subjects and dedicated to supporting pupils to achieve their full potential.
Our curriculum is not just 5 lessons a day, 5 days a week. By the time the pupils leave us 95% of them will have been involved in extra-curricular activities: Football, Netball; Art Club; Steel Pan and Samba Bands; Lingo Singers and drama productions such as ‘Oliver!’’ - to name but a few! Our dedicated staff offer residential visits to venues in the United Kingdom and Europe, where they can improve develop sporting or personal skills or learn how to ski.
We see Gilbert Inglefield Academy as a milestone on the road to a successful future career.