" Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." WB Yeats
Courage, Curiosity, Community, Conservation, Connection
At St Agnes Academy we pride ourselves on our curriculum, designed to suit the needs and interests of our school community, local area and national and global context, using the National Curriculum as the basis. We believe we have created a curriculum and ethos that develops both the hearts and minds of our children.
Our curriculum had been designed around 5 drivers: Courage, Curiosity, Community, Conservation and Connection. We want our children to be inspired by the courage of others, to be curious about the world around them, value and feel part of their local community, have a love of the natural world and the desire to conserve it and understand how they are connected to other places, times, people and cultures.
Each subject's curriculum has been designed to ensure coherence year on year to ensure that the learning journey for each of our children is broad, balanced and meaningful. Every subject has its own integrity and our curriculum is designed and taught to ensure that we remain true to the underlying principles of each subject.
At St Agnes Academy, we have 3 measures of curriculum impact, which we believe are essential in ensuring our children are well-rounded, happy and successful individuals.
- What we learn (developing our children's knowledge and understanding)
- Who we are (developing our children's character and sense of belonging and responsibility)
- How we behave (developing our children as self-aware, successful learners)
Our curriculum places great emphasis on Cornish history, geography and culture to ensure our children feel part of a rich community. In addition, great importance is given to conservation and environmental issues including being Ocean Guardians and a Plastic Free School. Living in such an inspiring place means that we also draw heavily on our local area to give greater meaning and purpose to our curriculum such as through specifically designed field-work opportunities in geography, working with local artists and designers and studying our local habitat in science.
To find out more about our curriculum, please visit our individual subject pages.