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  • Volleyball (Y10-11)

    Volleyball (Y10-11) Year 10: Wednesday lunch time Year 11: Monday after school Club enrol details will be found on the clubs section on Edulink. < Previous Enriching the Curriculum Secondary Clubs Next > Lead teacher: Mr Golding

  • String Ensemble (Year 7-11)

    String Ensemble (Year 7-11) When: Friday 1.15 – 1.45pm Where: Music Classroom A Club enrol details will be found on the clubs section on Edulink. < Previous Enriching the Curriculum Secondary Clubs Next > The String Ensemble is open to all players of Violins, Violas, Cellos and Double Bass. The ensemble will develop instrumental skills and encourage general musicianship skills through-out the year, as well as develop a good social network of like-minded musicians. Musicians will have the opportunity to participate in events such as school concerts, open mornings and evenings, celebrations, the annual school carol service in December, and ‘Go West’ Festival in July, and wider community events. Pupil Music Leaders will be supporting colleagues in running this club.

  • House Leaders

    House Leaders < Previous Pupil Leadership Next > The House Leaders represent and lead the four different Houses at our school. We ensure that there is a wide range of activities and competitions so that everyone has a chance to represent their own House and help to win the coveted House Cup. We work with Miss Humm to support the Westgate Community Challenge to make sure that our House members are able to gain their Bronze, Silver or even Gold badges. we celebrate this success by leading assemblies and promoting our ethos.

  • Fiddle Group (Year 7-11)

    Fiddle Group (Year 7-11) Wednesday 1.15 – 1.45pm Where: Music Classroom A2 Club enrol details will be found on the clubs section on Edulink. < Previous Enriching the Curriculum Secondary Clubs Next > The Folk Group is open to all players of the Violin and will develop instrumental skills and encourage general musicianship skills through-out the year, as well as develop a good social network of like-minded musicians. Musicians will have the opportunity to participate in events such as school concerts, celebrations, ‘Go West’ Festival, open mornings and evenings, and community events. Pupil Music Leaders will be supporting colleagues in running this club.

  • Computing | Computer Science

    < Previous Curriculum in-depth Next > Computing | Computer Science “Thriving in a digital world” Our Computing curriculum intends to: Develop pupils’ understanding of Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy in order to prepare all pupils to thrive in an increasingly digital world; Develop these strands to enable pupils to apply computational thinking to be better problem solvers; Enable pupils to be confident users of IT, applying IT effectively to real world situations and to know how they and others can use IT safely Secondary Choices Process Learn More Computing All subjects use Computing as part of their curriculum access and delivery. Pupils will develop their knowledge often by using focused research requiring effective use of the internet, as well as having the opportunity to develop their IT literacy and capability using subject relevant applications, particularly in Maths, Design & Technology and Media. ​ Most subjects make use of Computing for effective home learning management, exam preparation and revision helping develop skills required for both GCSE and beyond. the GCSE Computer Science course will develop and apply analytic, problem-solving, design, and computational thinking skills. In addition, aspects of these skills are developed within other subjects including Maths and Science The Personal Development lessons focus on the safety aspects and reporting of concerns. At KS4 the Computing curriculum is delivered through a combination of Computing lessons, integration with other subjects and through personal development lessons. Computing compliance document V .pdf Download PDF • 292KB Why Learn Computing? A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with maths, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. Computer Science has real relevance in our modern world. The course will give an in-depth understanding of how computer technology works and a look at what goes on “behind the scenes”. The course provides excellent preparation for higher study and employment in the field of Computer Science. The increasing importance of information technologies means there is a growing demand for professionals who are qualified in this area. EYFS | KS1 Content KS2 Content Year 7 & 8 Content Year 9 Content Year 10 & 11 Content What will pupils learn in Computing? Pupils' confident and assured use of new technology is developed through its application across the curriculum. Discrete skills in coding and programming are taught over the primary years which culminates in a programming project in Year 6 led by a specialist teacher of computing. As part of the syllabus we will reflect on the need for ensuring safe use of computers and the internet. Key stage 1 course contents Pupils are taught to: Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions. Create and debug simple programs. Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs. Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content. Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school. Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies. Long Term Plan: Computing

  • Catering

    < Previous Parent Area Next > Catering Secondary Phase Menu Blue Dot £2.60 .pdf Download PDF • 15.78MB Blue Dot Meal Deal - Item List Sept 23 .pdf Download PDF • 382KB Innovate Cold Drink Tariff Poster .pdf Download PDF • 678KB Innovate Grab & Go Tariff Poster Sept 23 .pdf Download PDF • 612KB Innovate Homebaked & Sweet Treats Tariff Poster Sept 23 .pdf Download PDF • 656KB Innovate Jacket Potato Tariff Poster Sept 23 .pdf Download PDF • 399KB Secondary School Menu .pdf Download PDF • 2.19MB For Secondary Phase the New Cunningham’s CRB Fusion Mobile Pre Order App is available. Fusion online ​ Primary Phase Primary Phase pre-ordering Innovate ​ Primary School Menu .pdf Download PDF • 346KB Please contact the school for allergen information. ​

  • Physical Education

    < Previous Curriculum in-depth Next > Physical Education “To inspire pupils to discover a lifelong love of sport and exercise” Our PE curriculum intends to: Experience as many sports as possible to find those which will develop a lifelong love of sport. Have the opportunity to participate within our school community in a wide range of extracurricular activities. To develop the skills and aptitudes needed to excel. Secondary Choices Process Learn More Why Learn PE? A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. EYFS | KS1 Content KS2 Content Year 7 & 8 Content Year 9 Content Year 10 & 11 Content PE is taught as a discrete subject from Year R. We provide additional teaching resources form Year 3 transitionaing into specialist PE provision using our full facilities from Year 4. Key stage 1 course content Pupils will develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They will learn to engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Pupils will be taught to: Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

  • Hairspray production

    Hairspray production Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday after school Club enrol details will be found on the clubs section on Edulink. < Previous Enriching the Curriculum Secondary Clubs Next > Auditions and rehearsals will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 3.05 – 4.30 p.m. (5.00 pm after Easter) Acting only rehearsals will run on Mondays. Dance rehearsals will run on Wednesdays with choreographer Brittany Chalk from Integr8 Dance Main role and singing rehearsals will run on Fridays from 3.00 - 4.15 p.m. Performances are due to take place on Monday 13th to Thursday 16th May 2024. Cast A will perform on Monday 13th and Wednesday 15th May. Cast B are due to perform on Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th May. If you're not a dancer in the production, Brittany will still be helping choreograph your scenes so be prepared to attend on Wednesdays. A schedule of auditions and rehearsals will be shared on EduLink along with an Audition Pack with info on songs, script extracts and characters you can audition for. Any questions - please speak to Mr Mills or Mrs Riddel

  • Drama Club (Year 8)

    Drama Club (Year 8) Friday. 3.00 - 4.15 pm. Year 8 Upper School Hall. Max. 40 participants. Club enrol details will be found on the clubs section on Edulink. < Previous Enriching the Curriculum Secondary Clubs Next > The Year 8 Drama Club is the perfect opportunity for Year 8s to enjoy working with people from across the year group who love Drama. The club will run on Fridays from 3.00-4.15pm and will involve a lively mix of games, exercises, improvisation and playmaking. Pupil leaders will be supporting teachers in running this club. Pupils who attend will have an opportunity to develop their confidence and skills in weekly games and workshops. It promises to be serious fun! Members of the Year 8 Drama Club will be encouraged to audition for this Year's School Production of Hairspray! The Club will pause during the production In the Summer Term, after 'Hairspray', the club will re-start and will explore scenes from 'Harry Potter and The Cursed Child'. There will be the opportunity to perform extracts in our Summer Arts Festiva l. We look forward to seeing you all there. Any questions - please speak to Mr Mills or Mrs Riddel

  • Support Vacancies

    Support Vacancies Early Years Practitioner Nursery ​ Closing date: Learn More Work with us

  • Prom Committee leader and PSA link

    Prom Committee leader and PSA link < Previous Pupil Leadership Next > As the senior council representative for Prom Committee, I make sure that the year 11 prom is fun and accessible for everyone. This includes being very organised in orchestrating fundraising events for the prom and being involved in all the other aspects such as the yearbook. Then, communicating this to the other senior council members and teachers. We also support the PSA (Parent and Staff Association). We ensure that the school and parents work together in order to raise money for school projects. We suggest projects through speaking with other groups and organise pupil involvement.

  • Science

    < Previous Curriculum in-depth Next > Science “Through discovery and collaboration, we flourish” Our Science curriculum intends to: Make critical thinking and independence the foundation of learning and inspire a love of learning, self- discovery, and collaboration in all our pupils; Develop pupils’deep understanding of the world around them and their role in creating an environmentally sustainable future for our planet; Enable pupils to make safe and healthy choices Secondary Choices Process Learn More Why Learn Science? Science provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They develop an understanding of how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. There is a significant overlap with other subjects, such as Design & Technology, Mathematics, Geography, Physical Education and Food, Preparation & Nutrition and so cross-curricular links are regularly explored within lessons. EYFS | KS1 Content KS2 Content Year 7 & 8 Content Year 9 Content Year 10 & 11 Content Science is planned around half-termly topics, the curriculum provides pupils with the opportunity to learn subject-specific knowledge and understanding, explore links across subject areas and practise their writing. As pupils progress through the Lower School they will receive a breadth of subject specialist teaching using specialist facilities in Science - inlcuding use of our designated KS2 Science laboratory. Long Term Plan Science

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