We have identified a set of curriculum aims, designed to ensure we enable Waltham Toll Bar students to make positive contributions to the world:
We are ambitious for all pupils to achieve as a result of the education they have received. Specifically, we want our curriculum to enable pupils to;
Historically, our economy came from the fishing industry operating in the ports of Grimsby. Today, the area continues to be shaped by its connection to the North Sea. Employment in ports, manufacturing, and food processing sectors are at the core of the work opportunities for those that live here. The recent success of offshore wind farm clusters, off our coastline, continues to ensure an increasing number of businesses are now choosing the Port of Grimsby as their base. Although blessed with a number of economic opportunities, the region faces considerable social inequality. 50% of its population resides in areas with an Index of Multiple Deprivation in the bottom 3 deciles. 22% of the children under 16 live in low-income families compared with 15% in England and 18% of families experience fuel poverty in contrast to 13.2% in the rest of the country. Our large academy plays in important role in this region. Our highly ambitious curriculum is designed to provide a workforce that that possess the desired skills and knowledge needed by employers and an appreciation of how to thrive in multicultural Britain and beyond.
We have learned from a wide range of sources to create and evolve our curriculum and pedagogy including: utilising the National Curriculum programmes of Study; OFSTED’s Subject guides; consultation with local employers, MAT primary schools, secondary schools in our MAT, local FE colleges, Hull University and Hull University student ambassadors programme, two local non-MAT primary schools Waltham Leas Primary and Scartho Junior Academy, parents and carers; governors, pupils, school staff; and considered the local economic strategy documents: https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/assets/uploads/2022/02/NELC-Council-Plan-a11y.pdf,https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/assets/uploads/2022/05/NEL-Economic-Strategy-2021.pdf;JSNA_2021_SoB_Final.pdf (nelincsdata.net)
Every child has the potential to succeed and there are no excuses not to achieve that success. We expect that every Waltham Toll Bar Academy student leaves our academy with the qualifications, skills and confidence to achieve excellence. We have identified a set of principles which underpin our curriculum intent of creating opportunities and developing the confidence to excel - together. Our intention is that these principles enhance and develop students' character traits that last a lifetime.
To discuss our curriculum please contact:
E. Hughes-Jones. Vice Principal. via https://walthamtollbaracademy.co.uk/contacts/Curriculum Structure and Model Curriculum Implementation: Pedagogy Accessibility Plan