Curriculum Overview

At Sandymoor Ormiston Academy, we continually strive to enrich our students’ experiences more than any other school and offer our students the best that has been thought and said;

'As a united family together we embark on an exciting voyage of discovery into a somewhat unchartered future. We are proud to be developing the next generation of trail blazers who have a firm belief that, for them, anything is possible; that their dreams are within reach. Pupils who are proud to be curious and creative and find new ways of achieving their potential with the confidence and self-belief to fly!'

You can read all about our curriculum areas by following the subject links under this tab.

Being part of Ormiston Academies Trust

Sandymoor Ormiston Academy is proud to be part of Ormiston Academies Trust. The purpose of the curriculum is based on OAT's purpose as a Trust:

  • Teach – the curriculum sets out the knowledge and skills pupils are entitled to.
  • Develop – the curriculum sets out how pupils will develop socially and emotionally.
  • Change – the curriculum should be designed so that any pupil can excel, so that no one is disadvantaged.

OAT have developed a curriculum statement and set of principles in collaboration with schools, to ensure it meets the needs and requirements of our teachers and pupils. OAT's view of the curriculum is that:

  • It extends between the ages of 2 and 19.
  • It includes both the formal timetabled curriculum and all the informal learning and development that occurs outside the timetable.
  • It is a plan or strategy for progression for our pupils: how we move them from a state where they have not acquired specific knowledge, skills, experience and dispositions, to a state where they have acquired these.
  • It encompasses everything that pupils acquire: what they know, what they can do, what experiences they have had and how they are likely to behave.
  • It involves a deliberate choice to select, from all the possible knowledge, skills, experiences and dispositions, those which we believe pupils should acquire.
  • It responds to well-designed assessment which tells us whether pupils have acquired what was intended.

Download the OAT Curriculum Statement below.

Curriculum Statement