Our Curriculum Vision
Our curriculum aims to be ambitious for all of God's children so that they are able to 'let their light shine before others that they may see your good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven.' (Matthew 5:16). We know every child is unique and valued by God, so our curriculum is shaped by our core values of Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity.
The curriculum at Archbishop Tenison’s School, both within the classroom and beyond, is rooted in positivity and the celebration of progress alongside having an unashamedly academic focus on subject. Pupils prosper from a curriculum designed in response to their needs, a curriculum planned to give them hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Curriculum plans are rich in knowledge and inspiring with subject-specific threads and challenge running through our subject curriculum goals, matching the demand and breadth of the National Curriculum. It is designed to be delivered in an engaging way that is inclusive and adapted to be accessible to all, allowing every child to remember long term the wisdom that they have been taught and to integrate it into larger, conceptual ideas. Reading is embedded in all areas of the curriculum: we encourage imaginative and creative thinking where pupils learn collaboratively, have the confidence to ask questions and seek out challenging texts to unlock their future.
Curriculum learning is well-planned and sequenced to prepare pupils for following years. Our vision is to provide all pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum rich in knowledge and skills which builds on an understanding of all children’s different starting points. High expectations of what should be known is embedded in each curriculum area and timely use of assessment is used to identify useful feedback to plan and adapt teaching.
Staff and pupils at our school behave with dignity, respecting themselves and each other, as all are made in God's image. We seek to educate the whole person through a holistic curriculum, rich in cultural capital and a knowledge of destination options which, alongside out Christian values and Personal Development provision, shapes the whole child.
We are proud that our pupils have opportunities to develop their strength of character and leave our school as Tenisonians, empowered by God's light, prepared for life in modern Britain and ready to make a positive difference as responsible global citizens both in our local community and the wider world around us.