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Our Curriculum Intent

At St James the Great Academy, it is our responsibility to provide an engaging curriculum, which gives every child, regardless of their starting point, the opportunity to lead a remarkable life.

We have designed our curriculum with the intention that our children must have the building blocks to become successful adults, in terms of being able to: gain employment, live healthy lifestyles, be moral citizens and to take opportunities to extend their horizons.

The core skills of reading and maths are at the heart of our curriculum, as fluency in these subjects will give our children choice and opportunity with their future career options. We want our children to be aware of the wider world and their place within it.

We recognise the dynamics of our community, and have developed a personal and social curriculum that supports pupils, enabling them to become resilient citizens, who are able to manage their own feelings and behaviour and who are empathetic to and tolerant of others.

Our key aim is that when children leave us to move on to the next stage in their education, they have:

  • Confidence in themselves

  • A firm grasp of basic skills

  • A strong sense of moral purpose and respect for others

  • The recognition that there are wider-life opportunities available beyond East Malling

  • Aspirations to aim high and challenge themselves to discover what is possible