At Dean Trust Wigan learning is at the heart of all we do and we recognise the importance of providing a needs-led, personalised curriculum for all of our pupils. Everything within the organisation is based explicitly on learning and supporting all our young people to achieve their potential, through fostering high aspirations to succeed in education, work and life.
Learners flourish in an environment where they are encouraged to: be reflective; take risks; try out new strategies and approaches; learn together, supporting each other; and to challenge and be challenged.
The curriculum is designed to meet statutory requirements and support the intended outcomes of the Secondary National Curriculum. It is all the planned learning experiences for students, as well as ensuring they are literate, numerate and technologically adept, with the ability to apply these lifelong skills, attributes and values that will guide their future.
We work closely with our feeder primary schools and the aim is to develop a coherent curriculum that ensures progression, building on our learner’s experiences in the primary phase and supporting their holistic development to ensure they become well rounded young people.
The curriculum is intended to help young people to:
In addition we believe that the curriculum should:
Our curriculum complies fully with our duties in the Equality Act 2010 Equality Act 2010, and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 , with reasonable adjustments made to ensure the curriculum is accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs. We are an inclusive school and equality of opportunity underpins everything we aim to achieve as a school to ensure that all of our community can ‘Believe Achieve and Succeed’.
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