The Southwater Junior Academy


Curriculum Overview

At SJA, our fundamental principle has been to create a curriculum that is memorable, in terms of key concepts, knowledge and skills, in order to equip the children for the next stage of their education.

We ensure that learning is structured and carefully sequenced, and links are made within and between subjects to enable a deeper understanding  and embedding of what we want our children to know and be able to do. Building on prior knowledge, optimising cognitive load and working collaboratively are the key features of our approach to curriculum delivery, enabling our learners to achieve the highest possible standards.

We recognise that it is imperative that we develop pupils' spoken language so that they can express, clarify and justify their ideas, articulate their learning, and ask questions and work confidently with their peers.

Our curriculum allows all of our pupils to achieve success and make progress, stretching the high prior attainers and supporting pupils who have barriers to learning.

Our broad and balanced curriculum is underpinned by our core values of kindness, resilience and working hard, and we actively promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of each individual. Another fundamental is the importance of ensuring that our children are physically, mentally and emotionally healthy, and to that end, we have a strong focus on wellbeing for the whole of the SJA community.


Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Objectives


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