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The Curriculum

The Academy teaches a broad and balanced curriculum at all stages. In the Foundation stage we teach the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and in Key Stages 1 and 2 we will follow the National Curriculum. 

Each class will be under the care of their class teachers for the majority of their subjects and activities (particularly the youngest students). However, the all-through nature of the Academy means that students will have access to specialist teaching and facilities in certain subjects, for example languages, PE, science or the creative arts, far earlier than might be the case in other schools. In addition, we encourage a ‘stage not age’ approach for students so that they can work with others of similar ability not just the same academic year. This will provide a challenge for some from an early age and also mean that support can continue as long as it is needed for others.


We use a system called P.O.W.E.R at Samuel Ryder Academy which is all about the children learning to manage themselves and thinking for themselves.  The P.O.W.E.R system is a fun and simple idea to help children realize and understand and develop the right attitude to their learning.  The aim is that all children will develop a personal power to take control over their learning, behaviour and aspiration.

Children should be expected to use their P.O.W.E.R all the time.  The teachers remark upon P.O.W.E.R within lesson time and during the school day.  Assemblies are also a focus point for P.O.W.E.R. 

The POWER as explained in the Powerpoint below dovetail into the learning Heroes used in EYFS much focus on characteristics of learning. 

P.O.W.E.R - View our presentation


Curriculum Evening Presentation

Using growth mindset with year one students - view our presentation.
Phonics Screening Check for year one students - view our presentation.
Behaviour policy: The Samuel Ryder Academy Way - view our presentation.

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