Curriculum Overview

Gosforth Junior High Academy Curriculum Intent

The curriculum at Gosforth Junior High Academy is broad, balanced, enriching and challenging.  It provides opportunities for children to achieve their potential and to fulfil their aspirations by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards of academic achievement and pupil progress.  Our Confidence Curriculum, at Key Stage 2, provides an enrichment programme to broaden horizons and, at Key Stage 3, enhances education in STEM, careers and enterprise.  We ensure access to an extensive range of extra-curricular activities, to support our curriculum, and we provide an annual Enterprise and Activities’ Week, for all pupils, to broaden their experiences.  Intervention sessions complement the curriculum to ensure that all children are supported in achieving their full potential.  Our curriculum positively promotes the personal development, behaviour and well-being of pupils and provides the support needed for children to advance to the next stage of their education and helps equip them for the demands of life in the 21st Century.

We aim to:

Maximise the progress made by all children

Inspire children to become life-long learners

Create a culture of high aspiration and pride in achievement

Promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

Provide opportunities for developing self-confidence, self-awareness, independence, creativity, respect and resilience in children

Promote knowledge and understanding of how children can keep themselves safe and healthy