Dines Green Community Academy
At Dines Green Community Academy, we are committed to and passionate about enabling every one of our children to:
Our curriculum is grounded in the needs of our community and driven by aspiration for our children’s futures. The curriculum is connected to who they are now and prepares them for who they could become. It provides the skills, knowledge and rich experiences which are the building blocks of achievement and which encourage lifelong learning. Our aim is for children to engage deeply with their learning, to make connections within their learning and to relate this to the world beyond Dines Green.
Values are at the core of our curriculum and reflect the input and thinking of a whole school community.
The wheel is the visual representation of our connected curriculum. We aim to instil the values, skills for life and learning, which are at the heart of our curriculum wheel, in each and every child, enabling them to make informed decisions about the individual and the citizen they wish to be. Our curriculum encompasses the formal requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and is enriched by varied opportunities to learn in and out of the classroom. Connections are made to the world beyond the immediate community through our Global Perspectives progression where broad themes such as Identity and Diversity, Power and Democracy are considered and explored.
Our curriculum is further enriched by the development of Oracy skills throughout the school. We want our children to find and use their words, their voice, to express thoughts, feelings, opinions and learning and to be interested in and respectful of what others say, think and feel.
We aim to create an environment where we can all be the best we can be. Where we can grow the hearts and minds of all learners so they can thrive, be safe, ambitious and successful, now and in their future steps.