CURRICULUM information

Welcome to the Cleeve Meadow Curriculum Site

On this site you will find all the information required to understand the social and academic journey our students will travel during their time in KS3 (Years 7 to 9) and KS4 (Years 10 to 11).

In each subject are you will find a selection of the following as applicable:

  • The Key Stage Subject intent

  • Learning Journey

  • A break down of topics to be covered

Curriculum intent (click to expand)

We strive to ensure that our curriculum meets the holistic needs of all our students, facilitates their success and enjoyment and inspires them to become confident life-long learners who are able to fully participate in, and contribute to, society. We believe that our curriculum design should provide broad, balanced and meaningful learning experiences.


Our School Values are central to our ethos and learning culture and are embedded within our curriculum. We want all of our students to develop positivity and belief in themselves in order to make a positive contribution to society and create successful futures.

We are committed to empowering our learners to develop confidence and autonomy, to take ownership of their own learning and control over their lives. We support our learners to be honest and reflective and encourage them to enjoy the freedom to take risks and to learn from their mistakes. We are passionate and ambitious about learning and progress and strive to promote a culture of aspiration, effort and resilience.

We recognise that student wellbeing and good mental health are essential components of a learning environment. Our curriculum supports students to develop an awareness of emotions and an understanding of healthy habits for learning and wellbeing. We want all of our students to have the knowledge and tools they need to be able to self-regulate and build healthy relationships.

Curriculum Aims

To achieve our vision, our curriculum aims to:

  • Provide opportunities for all students to make excellent progress through learning and achieve challenging targets.

  • Develop the student’s literacy, numeracy, communication and independence skills and their ability to apply them in relevant situations.

  • Ensure all students are enabled to access the cultural capital of their mainstream peers and to develop inquisitive minds, a spirit of curiosity and a passion for learning

  • Engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement and to encourage self-expression and imagination.

  • Effectively scaffold the students’ personal development, physical and emotional health and wellbeing.

  • Actively promote the students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

  • Actively promote the fundamental British Values

  • Provide students with exciting and engaging opportunities across a range of stimulating contexts including learning outside the classroom

  • Offer an inclusive programme of extra-curricular activities to enhance and enrich the curriculum.

  • Offer a wide range of accredited courses to ensure best possible outcomes for students

  • Prepare all students for the successful transition to further education, employment and adult life, enabling students to live as independently as possible.

Assessment (click to expand)

Assessment at Cleeve Meadow

We strive to ensure that teachers, students and parents are all working together to raise attainment and achievement for all of our students. We believe that effective assessment, recording and reporting is an integral part to the teaching and learning process and enables students to make continuous progress. We believe that assessment should meet our information needs in sufficient detail but must be manageable in terms of teacher workload and wellbeing. We believe that assessment should be positive, constructive and conducted in a sensitive manner. We give our students regular feedback in a way that is meaningful for them and involve them in self and peer assessment.

Aims and Objectives.

  • To provide a picture of the whole child and their unique learning style.

  • To help teachers to make well-founded judgements and to plan work that accurately reflects the needs of each student;

  • To ensure that all students are actively engaged in reflecting on their achievement, progress and next steps

  • To provide consistency of approach between staff assessing the student.

  • To provide regular information for parents/carers that enables them to support their child’s learning

  • To enable leaders to track progress of individuals and groups of students over time.

  • To provide the leadership group and governors with information that allows them to make judgements about the effectiveness of the school

Our baselining procedures take place in the first few weeks of the Autumn term for all year groups. We try to ensure that this process is as stress free as possible for the students and all staff are there to support them through the process. Students take an online STAR reading test which provides us with a reading age and profile for the students. We also use Pira Puma Maths test and a writing standardisation activity for English. All other subjects are currently developing their own teacher level descriptors and we will assess students through their classwork.

We have been reviewing our assessment procedures and are now in the process of moving to our new ‘Meadow Pathway’. This pathway has been devised through consultation with the Specialist Learning Partnership which is a group of 12 SEN schools who meet regularly to review practice and support development. Please see the conversion table below which maps our A-Z achievement grades against other levelling systems.

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