Implementation

Our curriculum broadly follows national curriculum.  Our teachers link with specialist Leaders in Education and lead facilitators operating within the Trust family of schools.   We promptly identify and support pupils who start secondary school without a secure grasp of reading, writing and mathematics so that they can access the full curriculum. We gather information from primary schools so that we understand strengths and weaknesses of new Year 7s before they begin life at Salvatorian College: We undertake our own baseline assessments to complement KS2 data. 

Our school curriculum includes the following: timetabled lessons, clubs, trips, and the meta-curriculum.

Our weekly timetable consists of 5 x 1 hour lessons each day (8:50am – 3:10pm). Students are able to use our ‘5 o’clock Homework Club’ after school to complete homework and additional time with teachers, initial teacher trainees and learning support assistants.

Year 11 attend an additional lesson after school each day (Monday-Thursday), ‘Period 6’ from 3:10pm onwards for intervention and targeted learning sessions.

We have an extensive choice of clubs and activities, which are run before school, lunch time and after school, throughout the academic year. All pupils are actively encouraged to take part in a variety of enrichment activities, which include clubs, retreats and school trips, during their time at Salvatorian College.

We offer a curriculum that encompasses the core disciplines of English, Mathematics, Science and Religious Education. We also ensure a breadth and balance to our broader curriculum in our foundation subjects: History, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish), Design and Technology, Music, Art, Drama and Physical Education.

Streaming and setting allows the needs of pupils to be met well.  In addition to smaller numbers in the lower streams, nurture groups in Year 7 ensure the needs of the most vulnerable are met.  There is strong curricular and extra-curricular provision for SMSC. The RE programme is compulsory throughout the School and promotes the spiritual and moral development of pupils.  It is complemented by the role and impact of our school chaplain.  A programme of charity giving exemplifies a concern to care for our neighbours.  Provision for the arts is very strong and includes Music, Performing Arts at KS4.    There is some provision for vocational education with 2 vocational streams.

The most recent review in June 2019 (which combined our staff with lead Ofsted inspectors) found teaching to be of consistently high quality.   It was noted that particular strengths are teacher subject knowledge, behaviour management and the clear and engaging delivery of lesson content.   The positive findings from lesson observations were mirrored by the boys in interviews held.  The review team commented that middle leaders had an excellent grasp of strengths and weaknesses and noted that any weaknesses were being addressed through targeted training and support.

Please find, below, links to department curriculum maps:

ART

BUSINESS STUDIES

DRAMA

ECONOMICS

ENGLISH

FRENCH

HISTORY

HOSPITALITY AND CATERING

PSYCHOLOGY

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

SCIENCE

SOCIOLOGY

SPORTS STUDIES