Our Curriculum

At Manor Park Academy, we have developed a bespoke curriculum that aims to create learners who will succeed in the 21st century.  We have established a rich, relevant and purposeful educational experience that allows us to develop the whole child and meet the needs and interests of individual pupils. Our curriculum provides learning that has local, national and international dimensions. These are embedded to Visible Learning principles and are driven through our 6 learning dispositions which are fostering independence, communication, resilience, supporting others, respecting others and building confidence.

Our connected curriculum allows children to build on their learning, progressively acquiring the knowledge and skills needed for the next stage in their education. This means ensuring children are confident in reading, writing and maths, which supports them in fully accessing the broad curriculum and enrichment opportunities available. Pupils are given opportunities to rehearse and embed these skills daily. They are challenged not only to develop their understanding, but to master and articulate it. As a result, our pupils are successful, self-motivated, independent learners who love to learn. The Visible learning effect size of a pupils own desire to achieve is at the heart of every lesson.

MPA develops the skills and attitudes that help children become life-long learners and succeed in their future. These are embedded in our curriculum, dispositions and celebrated in all classes and in our wider community.

Our pupils’ cultural capital is also built through our determination as a school to offer all children opportunities outside of set curriculum events. We strive to offer pupils the best chance to see and take part in a wide range of experiences which broaden their horizons through our 11 Before 11 programme. This is a list of eleven opportunities which the children can achieve before they leave our school in Year 6. Some examples of these are; sleeping under the stars; creating a flash mob in the local shop and crossing a border. MPA has an international dimension via Erasmus projects with links with schools in Estonia, Italy, Turkey and Spain.

Connected curriculum overviews.

Please select your child's year group to view their curriculum overviews. This will give you information about the topics they will learn about throughout the year.

Miss Confidence
Captain Independence
Doctor Respect
The Communicator
Super Support
Resilience Girl