Broad & Balanced Curriculum
At Horringer Court Middle School we provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is designed to fulfil the needs of all our students. The aim is to motivate students, to boost their self-esteem and raise their aspirations. The curriculum is intended to provide a varied learning experience that gives students the opportunity to develop their skills and abilities and to achieve their full potential.
At Key Stage 2 all students study the following subjects: Maths, English, Science, Humanities, PSHE, RE, French, Art, Computing, DT, Dance, Music and PE.
At Key Stage 3 all students study the following subjects: Maths, English, Science, French, History, Geography, Art, Music, Computing, PSHE, RE, DT, Music and PE. In Year 8 some students also have the opportunity to study German.
Select a subject to find out more about how it is taught at Horringer Court Middle School and to watch an introductory video.
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At Horringer Court Middle School we believe that homework plays an important part in supporting the learning that takes place in school. Students in Years 5 and 6 are set regular homework in Maths and English.
Students in Years 7 and 8 are set homework in all subject areas. Homework is shared through Class Charts and Google Classrooms and utilises online platforms such as Century to enhance the student learning. More details can be found in the Home Learning pages.
We place great emphasis on reading and expect each child to read for at least 10 minutes every night. We also have timetabled reading time in every lesson with student using a mixture of their own books and subject specific texts.
The school’s library is available for children to choose books at break and lunch times.
Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014
Our curriculum at Horringer Court Middle School takes in to account the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.
The Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO) takes responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the SEND policy and co-ordination of special needs provision, working closely with staff, parents/carers and other agencies.
The SENCO also provides professional guidance to colleagues to ensure students with SEND have full access to the curriculum.
The Trust’s CEO and the Academy’s Principal have responsibility for the overall management of provision for all students.
The Headteacher works closely with the SENCO. The philosophy of SEND and inclusion being linked enables a holistic understanding of students’ needs and appropriate support strategies to be put in place.
The current SEND Governor is Mrs Cara Field.
The SEND Governor regularly meets with the SENCO, ensuring that policies and procedures meet statutory requirements.
The duties of the Governing Body are set out in the SEN Code of Practice 2014
Should you require more information about any aspect of the curriculum, please contact Mr Hyndman on email@example.com.