Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Intent

Lea Forest is a leading school in Birmingham with an enriched, relevant, engaging and innovative curriculum enabling children to uncover a world of possibilities - inspiring each and every child to reach true academic brilliance. By embracing the role that Lea Forest plays within the wider community fostering positive partnerships with parents in and beyond the walls of the school - into the streets, into the town and far beyond - the school ensures children can live remarkable lives.

Curriculum Vision

Lea Forest Primary Academy is part of the family of schools in the Academies Enterprise Trust and as such we share the Trust vision for our children:

To provide our pupils with a wide body of knowledge and skills and an exceptional character to live a remarkable life.

Curriculum Aims

It is our aim that by the time the children leave Lea Forest Primary Academy to embark on the next stage of their education, they are equipped with the academic skills and knowledge, and have developed the personal attributes needed to enable them to become successful citizens of the future.

Our curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has come before. The academic learning is underpinned by a strong emphasis on personal development and social skills so that children make and maintain healthy relationships with others. They learn responsibility and develop a sense of self so that they understand and value their place in the world and respect the same for others.

The curriculum at Lea Forest Primary Academy's main aim to provide a wide range of learning opportunities and experiences. It is our desire that children and their families value their learning and seize all and make use of any opportunity wholeheartedly, therefore we aim to ensure the offer to learn is strong in every classroom.

Curriculum Key Drivers

Lea Forest Primary Academy is located in the Kitts Green area of Birmingham. It is set in a challenging community where deprivation is high. Poverty is a contributing factor leading to safeguarding concerns in some families; it is also the reason why many children have limited life experiences outside school.

High rates of crime, poor housing and low employment contribute to poor mental health of both the adults and the children in our community.

Although most members of the community are White British the local area is becoming increasingly more diverse as new families move in. This brings both opportunities and challenges for our school. Some families struggle to recognise the importance of education and therefore their child’s attendance remains stubbornly low.

Updated October 2019