Greenshaw’s curriculum embraces everything the students experience at school. Our fundamental aim is to meet the individual needs of all students across the full ability range by delivering a differentiated and supported curriculum which has high expectations, encourages active learning, delivers academic success and builds self worth. More specifically, the chief aims of the education provided by lessons, extended work and curriculum enrichment activities are as follows:
- to help all students to achieve their full potential in all areas of learning and experience, through a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated according to the varying ability and motivational needs of the students;
- to help all students secure the maximum possible success in public examinations;
- to help students to develop a wide range of mental attributes such as will advantage them in their chosen career and aid them in the development of their learning throughout their lives;
- to help students to acquire a wide range of physical and practical skills and to help them utilise those skills in a variety of different contexts;
- to engender in students a love of learning for its own sake, helping them to recognise the pleasure and enjoyment that can be gained from the acquisition of new knowledge and understanding and the development of new skills;
- to help students to develop such qualities of character and personality as will help them to take their place as active citizens in a pluralistic, multicultural, democratic society;
- to help students to develop an awareness of moral values, to recognise the existence of moral values other than their own and to respect the moral values implicit in the ethos of the school;
- to help students to acquire knowledge and skills that will contribute to their development as mature adults, helping to prepare them for their future lives at home, at work, at leisure and in continuing education;
- to create a curriculum that allows for progression and continuity within and between key stages and which is coherently implemented and organised;
- to facilitate equality of access to the curriculum for all students;
- to teach the curriculum through a wide variety of teaching styles and through the creation of learning situations appropriate to the needs of the students;
- to create an environment that is conducive to learning, where students feel free to adopt a positive attitude towards their education and where all forms of success and achievement are recognised and celebrated.
To find out more about the school's curriculum, please contact Mr Mirtschin, Deputy Headteacher.