Excellence for All
Our vision for Edgar Wood Academy is one where all students:
Make excellent progress in their learning, regardless of social background, ability, gender, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.
Are engaged in an inclusive, knowledge rich curriculum which delivers breadth and depth of learning for each individual.
Become resilient and accomplished learners, who can work in a co-operative and inclusive environment which promotes respect and accelerates progress for all groups.
Progress to an aspirational education and career.
Develop a personal sense of respect, responsibility and appreciation of the rights of others both in school and the wider community.
Develop the essential skills and attitudes essential to thrive in the global economy of the 21st Century.
The curriculum at Edgar Wood Academy is broad and balanced with an emphasis on effective recall and depth of knowledge and understanding, and development of high-level skills. This will ensure all our students engage with, and study, material which is essential for a well-rounded education. We offer a traditional academic programme, benchmarked against the national curriculum, with some aspects of vocational learning. It is designed so that all students make outstanding progress in their learning, regardless of ability, gender, social background or ethnic origin.
Our curriculum is contextually relevant and captures students’ interests, provokes serious thinking and intellectual curiosity, and makes sure students have the ability and confidence to acquire and apply knowledge in and out of school. Drawing on a wide range of pedagogical research, including the work of Rosenshine, author of ‘Principles of Instruction’, and Mary Myatt, ‘The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to coherence’, the school provides an ambitious, knowledge-rich curriculum that supports deep learning.
There will be an increased emphasis on literacy, and reading in particular, in order to reduce the educational gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students and develop all students’ cultural capital. More can be found on our dedicated literacy page.