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29/04/21

Creative children interacted with the world around them by turning the school grounds into an art exhibition. Pupils at Roydon Primary took part in the , producing artwork displayed in the school or on the fence outside. https://t.co/CrgcuduaYA https://t.co/qdqXsZRl71

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29/04/21

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Roydon Primary Academy in Roydon, Essex, have a vacancy for a Key Stage 2 Class Teacher. For more information visit https://t.co/gLjRvFdm34 https://t.co/Sq3ojeo60N

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28/04/21

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Our SEND director is on twitter so please follow for SEND specific content. You can read more about the role here: https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/slQON8gLZw

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25/03/21

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BMAT has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up post of Director of SEND with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children within BMAT schools. https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/hsWxgX4m7z

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25/03/21

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Roydon Primary Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Midday Assistant. For more information visit https://t.co/IxqfDHKDLd https://t.co/pIv4NCxV1I

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19/03/21

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Roydon Primary Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a SEND Co-Educator. For more information visit https://t.co/1ktDbhnW6P https://t.co/nMad8N7oZi

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10/03/21

Who’s behind the mask? Excited children were keen to see which mystery character was reading their daily story to them as part of . https://t.co/QedEnsUuEY https://t.co/JhDQxy8FJF

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05/03/21

It's our final Masked Reader for with Mr Girvan, Mrs Turner, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Case! https://t.co/Za1lTHrtY3

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04/03/21

It's ! Who were today's Masked Readers?? Mrs Egan, Mrs Luscombe and Mrs Lincoln! https://t.co/t9POTLbcY9

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03/03/21

The Masked Reader continued today with Mrs Watson, Miss DeFriend and Mr Vullo! https://t.co/k1Tc7crYRH

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02/03/21

The Masked Reader continued today with Mrs Gee, Miss Thomas and Miss Smith! https://t.co/h4oc8oKNmZ

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01/03/21

Today saw Heat 1 of The Masked Reader! Mrs Lockett, Mrs Exley and Miss Hazel were all unmasked. Stay tuned for more... https://t.co/n4xB0jybUB

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15/02/21

Children working remotely from home have been taught how to stay safe while online. Roydon Primary Academy used to explore the reliability of content on the web. https://t.co/Rpsb2fri93 https://t.co/kQOcGd9LyJ

04/02/21

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If teaching from home is leaving you with aches and pains, try Sarah Power's quick and easy chair yoga exercises https://t.co/jrEu74Dq0z

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04/02/21

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BMAT have vacancies for an IT Technician and a Senior IT Technician based in Harlow with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/tnjVlXa7rc

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29/01/21

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/Q0yot71LNk

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14/01/21

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021 don’t forget to submit your application by Friday 15th January. https://t.co/wYTJX2bVQh https://t.co/RHcQCJ9fbv

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30/12/20

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BMAT are recruiting a new team to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/l1QBVVnarb

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18/12/20

Avengers assembled to battle against Covid-19 in a modern nativity play. Pupils and parents at Roydon Primary came together to produce a unique show. https://t.co/0F3OXPfAvF https://t.co/2O78rXUbB5

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16/12/20

Families showed their gratitude to their child’s teachers by supporting a local charity. Reception teachers at Roydon Primary Academy suggested parents donate the money they would normally spend on gifts for them to . https://t.co/Vqz3qWy3f6 https://t.co/XFz4zoeHI1

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Curriculum

Curriculum Intent  

Our curriculum is driven by the need to prepare our children for lifelong learning.  At Roydon Academy, we offer a rich and vibrant curriculum which is ambitious for all learners.  Through our curriculum, we develop the essential knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks for later life.  Our curriculum encompasses not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but goes beyond the experiences of the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to the richest and most varied opportunities that we can provide.   

The curriculum enables us to respond to national and world events, enabling the children to see different perspectives and develop their own opinions within an ever changing world. The curriculum is enhanced by our commitment to Values-based Education (including British Values) and, through this, we provide learning experiences which promote confident, self-motivated children, eager for lifelong learning. 

Our curriculum is designed to enable children to make deep connections between learning and understanding the world that they live in, leading to children connecting taught knowledge and skills with agency and purpose. It promotes thinking as a global citizen and develops character so that our children can make meaningful contributions to society.  

The curriculum enables children to form meaningful relationships with their learning, see patterns and apply skills into a context where learning can make a difference. They understand that their global learning is relevant to future decisions and the active contribution they can make to the world. 

Learning at Roydon Academy is ‘deep’ rather than shallow. Deep learning requires planning for and modelling behaviours and actions associated with:  

• deeper thinking  

• deeper purpose  

• active and collaborative engagement  

It is our underlying belief that every child should feel valued and experience the feeling of success in a wide range of curriculum areas. We have designed, organised and planned our curriculum to ensure every child receives an appropriate mix of academic and personal development, which means in practice our curriculum places equal importance on core and foundation subjects. 

We place priority on ensuring children’s physical and mental well-being are met. We understand that children will not be successful learners unless they are emotionally secure, therefore we designed our curriculum and adopted a flexible approach to timetabling to ensure we can meet and respond to any issues that arise. 

 Curriculum Implementation  

At Roydon Academy, we have used the National Curriculum alongside specific year group topics to allow our children to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed. We recognise that the curriculum encompasses all areas of learning and we provide learning which makes links across all subjects to give children a clear rationale for completing their work. 

Planning focuses on different themes in each year to enable children to achieve depth of thinking and learning. Each year group is exposed to a number of high quality core texts. These are used to bring the themes to life for our children and to promote a connectedness with the learning.  

Learning journeys are active, engaging and inspiring leading to a deeper understanding of the curriculum areas. Carefully planned sequences promote the affective and cognitive domain whilst allowing children the opportunity to develop skills such as research, collaboration, innovation, presentation, evaluation and reflection.   

In order to allow children to remember key skills, children revisit them over the course of a key stage. Wherever possible, reading, writing and Maths activities are linked across lessons and reading is used continuously to discover and explore. The same quality of work is expected across all subjects which leads to higher standards and outcomes. 

For some subjects, outcomes are recorded through large topic presentation books. These represent the children’s best work but also demonstrate the independence of learning which we expect from our children 

Lesson may take various formats. These may include: 

–       Independent research, information gathering and summarising 

–       Direct teacher led lessons, teaching new skills and knowledge 

–       Presentation lessons, where children apply their basic skills 

–       Challenge and deepening activities which add depth to learning.  

We require the children to work in these ways so that they build their resilience and can then independently apply their skills and knowledge once a topic is complete. 

At the end of a block of work, opportunities for assessment are taken through the use of “big questions” which demonstrate what has been learnt and can be applied. Teachers use the responses to these questions to address misconceptions or to extend learning further. Children do not move on until misconceptions have been addressed, so that learning is embedded. 

On the first day of a new topic, each class has a “Launch” day. These act as a hook for the children and invigorate the curiosity about what is to come. 

Towards the end of a topic, staff plan “publishing” days for the children which engage the parents and local community. These are an opportunity for the children to show pride in what they have achieved and to reflect and consolidate on their learning through discussion of what they have learnt and achieved. 

Trips booked for the children will be of high quality. The intention of such trips is to provide the children with cultural capital and to give them experiences that enhance their learning. 

Through deeper thinking and reflection our children are able to make links between topics so they are learning to think systematically. Teaching our children how to reflect, explain, justify, question is key to lesson design. Feedback is integrated into the curriculum design and sequencing. A wide range of feedback is used throughout the curriculum. 

The learning environment is planned for in fine detail because this is space where learning is completed. The learning environment is intertwined with the curriculum, planning, teaching and learning.  The learning environment gives us the opportunity to blend content and pedagogy so that an understanding of how learning is organised, represented and adapted is made visible.    

Curriculum Impact  

We pride ourselves in constantly improving our school and value feedback from all stakeholders. We give our parents and the Local Governing Board many opportunities to share and celebrate the outcomes of our curriculum.  

All classes invite parents to a termly celebration of topics where children will showcase their outcomes. Each class will also celebrate their work through a class performance. Year group pages on the school website will also inform parents of the termly topic for their class.  

An important aspect of our curriculum is inspiring children from the very first week of the term. Our staff plan exciting educational visits/visitors or tasks which ‘hook’ and inspire children into their learning for the coming term. In all of this we will ask for feedback from all stakeholders and senior leaders will monitor and evaluate the impact that our curriculum has on learning. 

Regular and robust triangulated monitoring is used across the BMAT. It is used to gauge the impact of our curriculum design. Leaders at all levels review learning, talk with our children and provide feedback to move practice forward.  

We ensure that our pupils’ attainment and progress are in line or exceeding their potential. This is measured using national data (where appropriate), our curriculum maps, KPI documents and monitoring evidence.  

 Our curriculum develops well-rounded citizens with a clear understanding of values such as love, responsibility and friendship. The curriculum addresses negative stereotyping through investigating similarities and differences, and promoting acceptance, diversity, citizenship and human rights.   

Our children will be motivated by a strong personal sense of morality.  They will be able to make sense of an increasingly globalised, complex and rapidly changing world. They will make decisions for the right reasons and in the best interests of our community.  

Our pupils will be able to decide what is right and what is wrong and will be resilient to the influence of others. Our pupils develop an awareness of how their own actions can impact others and the wider community. Our pupils will step out into the world with the skills to make a difference in their own life and to others.  

 

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