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Curriculum

‘The curriculum is outstanding throughout the school. It meets the requirements of the framework for the early years foundation stage and the national curriculum for England for primary and key stage 3.’ – ISQM Accreditation Report May 2018


Our curriculum is based on the UK National Curriculum and then adapted to suit the needs of our learners in an international environment. Subjects are integrated where appropriate, and learning is blocked into exciting, relevant topics. An extensive extra-curricular programme supports our broad curriculum, see after school clubs for further information.

Children in the foundation stage follow the early years foundation stage curriculum and students in Years 1 to 9 study the national curriculum for England with new assessments introduced last year. A forest schools’ programme, the recent addition of French as a third language and a wide range of sporting, creative and academic after-school and community activities enhance the curriculum.

Our school’s ethos is deeply rooted in a child-centred approach to learning and teaching and a comprehensive understanding of the needs of each child. Our imaginative and innovative curriculum has been created to promote high achievement and every day it captures children’s interest and enthusiasm for learning. You will find a range of teaching methods being used to ensure that each child is given the best opportunity to achieve maximum efficiency in literacy, numeracy, science, ICT and a wide range of subjects.

‘The school fully meets and often exceeds all of the required standards for the curriculum. The curriculum is outstanding. It is broad, balanced and engaging and provides meaningful experiences that meet the interests, aptitudes and needs of pupils extremely well. It has been carefully planned to provide pupils with a programme of interesting, varied and stimulating learning activities that incrementally build upon their existing levels of knowledge, understanding and skills’ – BSO (British Schools Overseas) May 2015

Children between 7-14 years of age working within our Inclusion Programme follow the Asdan Award Programme. The Asdan award programmes have been developed to provide opportunities for children who may have difficulty accessing some or all areas of the National Curriculum of England. They are activity based curriculum resources that provide a real life context to promote the development of personal, social, independent, ICT and work related skills. Literacy and numeracy may also be taught using the framework of the Asdan Award Programmes, as appropriate to the needs of the individual.

Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN) is a British charity with awarding body status that provides educational opportunities for young people. At Samakee, teachers within our Inclusion Centre manage the Asdan courses and Asdan supervises the moderation and verification of them.

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