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South Chingford Foundation School

We pride ourselves on our unique environment which equips every student with skills, knowledge and enriching experiences.

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Academic Curriculum

Our curriculum combines the best of traditional, creative, modern and practical subjects to provide our students with a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum.

Offering a range of core subjects, from humanities and languages to information technology and performing arts, our curriculum aims to fulfil the school’s ambition to mould students into well-rounded and responsible citizens, who play an active role in the 21st century. By stimulating, inspiring and challenging our students, we ensure their academic achievement, the development of learning skills and the ability to make informed decisions about their future, enabling them to build firm foundations for their success.

Curriculum Rationale

The curriculum at South Chingford is designed to offer all our students:

  • A broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all students
  • A fundamentally high calibre, rigorous and academic curriculum
  • Opportunities for personal development and enrichment
  • A curriculum which embraces and celebrates diversity as part of our inclusive and comprehensive ethos; where as a result we thrive in a culture of mutual respect.

These key strands run through our curriculum offer and as school, we have embraced the research on how to deliver an effective curriculum that will that will ensure we provide the best possible outcomes for our children. We aim to achieve this by:

  • Build on prior learning including what has been learnt at KS2;
  • Map the knowledge and skills that will be covered in each subject over 5 years and:
  • Ensure that they are well-sequenced for coherence;
  • Have high challenge to allow all students to make good progress;
  • Use current educational research and thinking to ensure it best meets the needs of students;
  • Strive to deploy staff who have excellent subject knowledge that is continuously developed and led by specialist subject leaders responsible for curriculum design and delivery;
  • Interleaving and interweaving of knowledge is a feature of our curriculum delivery as research shows us that this best helps students retain knowledge
  • Utilise assessments to accurately identify that core knowledge has been learnt and applied as well as informing future learning
  • Is regularly quality assured to make sure it is implemented well.