The Curriculum at Woodham


The curriculum at Woodham Academy has been designed to maximise the learning potential of all students and promote ‘Achievement for All’. All students have equal access to a challenging and stimulating curriculum that provides opportunities, for the most able as well as supporting those from a lower starting point, to be successful. The curriculum balances the requirements of the need for the school to demonstrate its effectiveness through a progress 8 curriculum as well as providing a genuine element of choice for students during the options process as students enter KS4.


British Values

Preparation for life in modern Britain is delivered through a variety of cross-curricular themes. The fundamental British values of democracy are delivered through our PCC programme and KS3 and 4 History provision. Through the citizenship curriculum delivered during Specialist Days, students are taught about democracy and government in Britain as well as the process of elections and government. In all years students follow a democratic process of electing members onto their year group and school council.



Assemblies at Woodham are an important part in developing students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. The assembly rota changes on an annual basis and themes reflect current issues.


Careers Education


At Woodham our stated aim is ‘Achievement for all’. In Careers Education this translates as every student making the right choices for progression. Each student is entitled to high quality Careers Education, Information and Advice and Guidance (CEIAG), which includes that which is impartial and independent.

Special Educations Need and Disabilities (SEND)


At Woodham Academy, we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.



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