Our Curriculum Approach

Our Curriculum

'Sapientia Potentia Est' - wisdom is power.

Our goal is to ensure that our pupils have access to the best that has been thought and said, to be secure in the cultural capital that will allow them to access all aspects of society. We prepare our pupils for sixth-form study, university or apprenticeship and an engaging professional career. 

Our teachers play an active role in the excellent subject communities that are part of the Inspiration Trust. This ensures that our curriculum is rigorous, ambitious and full of carefully sequenced powerful knowledge. 

We want pupils’ future options to be wide, so we do not narrow the curriculum. Instead, we ensure pupils are exposed to a wide body of knowledge. Our extended school day allows us to ensure that all pupils enjoy healthy and safe lifestyles, experience the world of work and learn what it means to be a British citizen.


Our approach to teaching

At Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, we believe in traditional teacher-led instruction. We believe that children learn best when they have the opportunity to learn from the expertise of an experienced teacher. Children thrive in an environment where they are permitted to learn without distraction and understand exactly what is required to succeed. Our teachers tell the pupils what they need to know, show the pupils what they need to do, and check that pupils understand what is being learned. We believe that our approach to teaching is the most inclusive possible because it ensures that each pupil can access the curriculum and leaves no pupil behind. 

To develop the habits of highly successful learners, we teach pupils to:

  • Speak confidently in full sentences using advanced subject-specific vocabulary
  • Use standard English appropriate to context in speaking and writing
  • Present their work very neatly
  • Check grammar and spelling systematically
  • Avoid common high-frequency errors
  • Practise new skills until they are secure
  • Revisit and revise key knowledge to strengthen their memory


Click on the links below to find out more about…

Our KS3/KS4 Curriculum Maps Our Sixth form Our approach to reading Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


To find out more about our curriculum, please contact us.

We're part of the Inspiration Trust and share their knowledge rich curriculum. We make sure our curriculum is inclusive and accessible for all of our students. Read our principles to find out more about how we achieve this.

Read our curriculum policy for more information