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Our Zoned Curriculum

To ensure our curriculum is implemented effectively, with clear intentions for our children’s development and resulting in positive impact for each child, our curriculum is divided into 5 zones, as pictured below.

Zone

Intention

Subjects

Church School Zone

The Church School Zone seeks to enable life in all its fullness, the Academy’s Christian vision, through highly effective delivery and teaching of worship, values-based education, religious education and personal, social and health education.

Worship

Values

PSHE

Religious Education

Core
Zone

The Core Zone seeks to enable life in all its fullness, the Academy’s Christian vision, through ensuring all pupils have the necessary skills to read, write, use mathematical skills and scientific understanding to explore, discover and reason in the world around them.

Literacy

Phonics

Maths

Science

Our
World Zone

The Our World Zone seeks to enable life in all its fullness, the Academy’s Christian vision, through equipping our pupils with curiosity about, and skills to investigate, the changing world and the diverse communities within it.

History

Geography

Computing

Online Safety

Languages

Arts
Zone

The Arts Zone seeks to enable life in all its fullness, the Academy’s Christian vision, through encouraging exploration, awareness and appreciation of the arts of different cultures, traditions and faiths while developing confidence in the skills of imagination, creativity, problem solving, performance and evaluation.

Art

Drama

Design and Technology

Music

Dance

Physical Education and Play Zone

The Physical Education and Play Zone seeks to enable life in all its fullness, further enhancing the Academy’s Christian Vision through highly effective teaching and delivery of Physical Education and the provision of active, inclusive and imaginative play opportunities.

Physical Education

Sports Premium

Enhancing Play

Cranfield Church of England Academy is a dual-site school, in which the parity and movement forwards of our curriculum is a joint effort between both sites. Working in collaborative ‘zone’ teams, with staff members from each site, each led by a member of the Senior Leadership Team serves to empower subject leadership and unite our sites better and ensure consistent expectation and drive across all zones.

Each zone’s curriculum action plan details the key priorities in the current academic year and correctly prioritised to the current needs of our curriculum’s development.

Action plans are drawn from and linked back to the Academy’s Whole School Objectives and established collaboratively within each zone. Half-termly Curriculum Zone meetings are held at the beginning of each half-term in which the team focuses on the progress of their action plan. The findings of these meetings are then brought to Senior Leadership Team meetings, ensuring excellent oversight of our broad and balanced curriculum’s intent, implementation and impact. Groups of learners attainment and progress is shown feeding through each zone as a key priority, and is monitored by our SENDCo.