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04/03/24

Fridays are GASP Motor Project in our Learning Support space. A selected group of Year 9 and 10 Students explore motor mechanics, engineering, and foster connections. Our Formula One team is making great progress with their sports cars ! Take a sneak peek at their work! pic.twitter.com/ZLCIii5ELY— Guildford County Sch () March 4, 2024

04/03/24

Excitement is building for "Wind in the Willows" . Dress/Tech Sunday, the cast and crew have put in tireless efforts. Opening night is just around the corner – can't wait! 🎭 pic.twitter.com/FLuV0EbTMo— Guildford County Sch () March 4, 2024

03/03/24

🎓 Year 12 students gained invaluable insights from City expert Jane Vessey on Finance, Investments, and Trading careers. Thank you for your wisdom and advice, Jane! #weareguildfordcountyschool pic.twitter.com/vCfGtS1xkt— Guildford County Sch () March 3, 2024

02/03/24

Last half term we had a fun packed week where our curriculum was brought to life. This included a VE themed day in YR 6, Stone Age day in YR1, YR2 marching around dressed as Romans & YR4 turning galactic for their Space Day! pic.twitter.com/ODvfdfM8XF— Loseley Fields () March 2, 2024

01/03/24

Today atWoodkirk Academy Lincoln Minster School Waltham Toll Bar Academy George Abbot School HoeValleySchool Ewell Primary School pic.twitter.com/CYdrMYgo3c— Onatti Productions () March 1, 2024

29/02/24

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative teaching assistant to join us in our vibrant and ambitious primary school.For more information please visit:https://t.co/v4eBpzpq1M#Farncombe pic.twitter.com/2qOgYXOvP7— Loseley Fields () February 29, 2024

29/02/24

Year 12 Geography crew at Slapton Ley field centre are conducting field research on infiltration rates, soil characteristics, and carbon content in woodland and arable land. They also simulated storms to study runoff and infiltration impact. A hands-on learning pic.twitter.com/ssPS9t6p1z— Guildford County Sch () February 29, 2024

29/02/24

'How to earn 11 marks on the NEA2 Practical!' Mrs Hancock spent a couple of hours working with her students looking at equipment and techniques to boost grades when presenting food. Well done to those who attended, some fantastic products plated. pic.twitter.com/IfV7t5i4w2— George Abbot School () February 29, 2024

29/02/24

Great to see so many enthusiastic pupils at George Abbot School today. Thank you so much Carrie Dunn for an inspiring day of events all about the history of women's football and becoming a sports journalist. pic.twitter.com/gEsEcs1qvQ— Guildford Book Festival () February 28, 2024

28/02/24

Our stunning set for “Wind in the Willows” is in the final stages of production and getting ready for next week. A huge thank you to the art department, Mrs. Nicole, and our amazing Year 12 Students for all their hard work. The show is almost here! Have you bought your ticket ? pic.twitter.com/LfXsPwOmgN— Guildford County Sch () February 28, 2024

28/02/24

Year 12 Geography squad in Slapton hands-on learning! Analysing beach sediment, investigating size variations, roundness, and sphericity to understand beach dynamics. Rain didn't stop their Totnes exploration either!#weareguildfordcountyschool pic.twitter.com/9xsQ9uFv5D— Guildford County Sch () February 28, 2024

27/02/24

Deeply honored to have Sophie Power, esteemed GB ultra runner, speak at our Year 13 assembly. Her captivating tales of resilience left a lasting impression, inspiring students to overcome obstacles. Grateful for her insights & eagerly await her future endeavors. pic.twitter.com/LVtKeXLOG6— Guildford County Sch () February 27, 2024

27/02/24

Year 12 Geography field trip to Slapton off to a great start! Team trekked 8K along the bay, explored North Hallsands, analysed beach pebbles at Beesands,and delved into the historical significance of the 'swimming tank'- a UK Sherman tank recovery, linking History with Geography pic.twitter.com/3jvUBGvOl4— Guildford County Sch () February 27, 2024

27/02/24

Great game tonight for the Yr8 netball team. A close game with the girls showing great versatility and playing a range of positions. Gabbot managed to just come away with the win. Shout out to Bella and Sophia for girls of the game pic.twitter.com/SFEqnb9GCu— George Abbot PE Dept () February 27, 2024

27/02/24

A pleasure to have Holy Trinity, Worplesdon, St Joseph's, Bushy Hill and Boxgrove join us for our first orchestra rehearsal. The hall was full of such talent and enthusiase. We can't wait to hear the music Lilja has written and arranged, on stage at G Live in March! Well done ☺️ pic.twitter.com/G2MvmIVgs3— Northmead Junior School () February 27, 2024

27/02/24

Great game tonight for the Yr8 netball team. A close game with the girls showing great versatility and playing a range of positions. Gabbot managed to just come away with the win. Shout out to Bella and Sophia for girls of the game pic.twitter.com/SFEqnb9GCu— George Abbot PE Dept () February 27, 2024

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Curriculum Purpose

Curriculum Purpose Statement

“Excellence with Integrity and Equity”

Our curriculum purpose framework provides a rationale for learning that helps us, as a trust, to focus our strategic thinking, our school improvement priorities and our allocation of time and resources.

In line with our values, we are clear that we want to provide all our young people with learning that inspires and which enables all to achieve excellence. In the pursuit of this we will be brave innovators, recognising the value of working together to improve outcomes for all. Furthermore, we are determined to pursue these ambitions with integrity – where the subjects studied are those that provide our learners with the best that has been thought and said and where they are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of the adult world.

We also believe that excellence should be complemented by equity: central to the work of our schools is the provision for our most vulnerable learners including the disadvantaged and those with special educational needs or disabilities. Empowered by this curriculum we will achieve outcomes that drive social mobility and give everyone freedom of choice throughout their lives.

 

Curriculum Principles

  • Across our trust, the curriculum will be designed to ensure our young people thrive, achieve and flourish. It will enable them to understand what it is to be human and equip them for life so that they become kind and model citizens. It will not only develop our young people academically but socially, emotionally, culturally, physically, creatively and spiritually. Our commitment to providing learners with a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities will add depth and breadth to our provision and allow our learners to follow their hobbies and interests outside of the formal curriculum. We will ensure that we engage our learners in an ambitious and high-quality careers programme that, in our secondaries, meets the requirements of the “Baker clause” and Gatsby benchmarks, encouraging them to be aspirational and ambitious so that they can secure a bright future and enjoy fulfilling careers.

 

  • Through our curriculum - and our commitment to evidenced-based pedagogy - learning is the foundation of every lesson. Our approaches to teaching and assessment will be based on the latest research.  We pay attention to how the brain and memory works. Our teachers plan learning so that it is clearly sequenced, presnt the curriculum so that it is intelligible to young minds and use assessment to expose learners’ thinking and to adapt their teaching. Excellence in learning for all is the outcome. These approaches are supported by trust-wide systems for teacher professional development and quality assurance that drive continuous improvement.

 

  • Our knowledge-rich curriculum will be designed to ensure the very best academic outcomes for our young people and at its heart will be our schools’ determination to achieve excellence with equity and integrity. We strive to bring advantage to the disadvantaged, where barriers to learning are successfully overcome and where there are no limits to the achievement and ambition of all our learners.

 

Please refer to the trust's Curriculum Purpose Policy Statement for more details and our schools' own policies regarding local curriculum arrangements.