Key Stage Rolling Programmes
At Mill Ford School the curriculum starts with a rolling programme and wider topic links for each key stage (see links below), which gives a heading for each area to be taught termly in every subject. Each term has a theme. Behind the rolling programme/wider topic links are Schemes of Work, which give more detailed teaching activities and learning outcomes for each heading.
At Mill Ford School we use a number of Schemes to support learning, which are personalized to our pupils and their individual needs. For pupils working between P1-4 we use the Barrs Court Early Communication and Early Thinking Skills to support the teaching of English and Math’s respectively, as in these core subjects pupils are streamed in phases according to ability in KS3 and 4. For pupils working above P4, we use Read Write Inc. to support the teaching of phonic and our Schemes of Work are supported by Equals. For all subjects our Schemes of Work ensure creative and inclusive lesson opportunities to allow for differentiation across the wide ability range. When pupils reach Key Stage 3 we begin to introduce aspects of Quest for Learning.
When pupils reach Key Stage 4 and Post 16, we introduce accredited courses through AQA. Pupils working between P1-4 work toward one set of core subject accreditation while those working between P5-6 work toward another and P7-8 a different set. Pupils working above P scales are working towards achieving AQA Entry Level qualifications.
We encourage parents to use these to talk to their child about what they are learning at school and work with us as important co-educators for their young people.
If you wish to know more about our curriculum then please contact the school and ask to speak with Celina Cox regarding our primary curriculum or Robyn Becker regarding our secondary curriculum.