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27/05/22

Great excitement as we set off for this morning and an added bonus that we got to use the brand new ! https://t.co/wWZCrffT5f

25/05/22

What a show! our students had an amazing time!

25/05/22

Our students as language teachers! Thank you for welcoming us and for allowing us to share our knowledge and enjoyment of learning Spanish and Chinese with you! https://t.co/qLiD1J9sIQ

25/05/22

Thank you to for a very informative session with our students on road safety awareness. https://t.co/FATIIS9VSj

17/05/22

Our amazing students started their work with two weeks ago and we are already in the top 100 schools! https://t.co/w53DNySWEj

13/05/22

Ten Clapham Credits cashed in for ice-cream today! https://t.co/2uoG0b5MKG

13/05/22

Thank you for a spectacular show this week - thoroughly enjoyed by staff and students alike!

31/03/22

Huge congratulations to all our finalists and our first-ever winner of Clapham's Got Talent. You were all amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed admiring your skills and talents! https://t.co/eTJtKEhKu6

25/03/22

Great to see so many of our students taking up the offer of learning to play a musical instrument. Well done for modelling The Clapham Commitment and being both curious and tenacious! https://t.co/EkyAUtvWaN

18/03/22

Very enriching Globe Theatre visit and workshop for our students this week to support them in their study of The Merchant of Venice. https://t.co/wE6PM4Vxdq

18/03/22

Speaker building and gnocchi making in design technology for Year 8 today! https://t.co/0b2vmm9Hsq

18/03/22

Retweetd From SCHS Physical Ed & S

Great to welcome to the Lambeth https://t.co/NIA7F4mWfb

04/03/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

Love this ‘micro-reading’ task from , so great for engaging students with different parts of Chinese characters. Can you find the missing parts on the right? https://t.co/jrb4TTgIxn

11/02/22

A first place for our Year 8 and second place for our Year 7 athletics teams at the London Youth Games today. Super proud of your conduct and achievements! https://t.co/336J3nx1CM

09/02/22

Retweetd From Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP

This week, I visited to see how are supporting students with their mental health. Campus mental health support is a lifeline but only currently available to a lucky few. Let's end the postcode lottery & fund it in every school https://t.co/jDtggETQ78

08/02/22

Great to welcome to the academy today to speak with our fabulous mental health practitioner from and our very well-informed student council members about mental health and wellbeing. https://t.co/1yybN8LjDe

08/02/22

Plenty of events in today for our health and wellbeing day as part of . Very informative sessions by around the subject of self-harm: building confidence and reducing stigma, anxiety and fear.

04/02/22

Thank you for a truly inspirational talk to our Year 7 students. We very much look forward to reading About This Boy! https://t.co/PQQhD4IinG

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Our Curriculum

Curriculum

Endeavour. Self-belief. Honesty. Excellence. Global.

At the heart of the curriculum will be the mantra ‘subject comes first’. Teachers must and will teach deep subject content. Our leaders and teachers will carefully choose and sequence the topics, concepts, vocabulary and body of knowledge that students must learn in the process of becoming confident subject specialists.

Here at Clapham, the intent of our curriculum is to:

  • provide rich and varied contexts for students to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills, to encourage a desire for lifelong learning
  • encourage the best possible progress for all by selecting and sequencing subject content in a way that enables our students to master the vocabulary and knowledge of their subjects from day one
  • enable all students to develop their creativity and talents to the full, including celebrating and being successful in learning a modern foreign language
  • ensure that the curriculum is used as a progression model
  • personalise our curriculum ensuring it is flexible and appropriate, preparing students for their futures as workers and citizens
  • promote students' self-esteem, mental and emotional well-being
  • enable students to understand and model fundamental British values in their everyday lives.

In order to keep focused on the ‘bigger picture’, everyone will ensure:

  • Depth before breadth
  • Knowledge and vocabulary come first, enabling skills to develop
  • Personal development supports academic development
  • Literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills are vital to personal and academic success.

Please do read our curriculum policy which is on our website. This will give you more detailed information about the curriculum and the range of subjects that our students will study.

You will see that we value and celebrate the importance of our students being able to study modern foreign languages. This will happen both during formal lessons but also in our extra-curricular provision, including visits and trips.

Our students must have maximum opportunities to make their mark in the world and will hugely benefit from learning and speaking a modern foreign language. The British Council (2017) in their ‘Languages for the future’ report stated that Spanish, Mandarin, French, Arabic and German top the list of languages that will be more important to Britain post-Brexit. We will ensure that our students a literate not only in English but in languages that will fully prepare them for their future careers. This is also why ‘global’ is one of our core values.

For more information on the content of our curriculum, please click here.

Enrichment:

The academy will place importance on our students being able to learn and enjoy new challenges. Our after-academy programme will be flexible – there will be new opportunities each term, including different sports that students can choose from. There will also be long-term clubs such as chess club, journalism club and debating that students can choose from.  The enrichment calendar for each term will be published on the academy website.