Curriculum Intent

All learners in ATT academies will experience a curriculum that:

  • is ambitious and enjoyable through knowledge and skills developed from Foundation Stage to Post 16 and Adult provision.
  • is knowledge rich, ensuring access to a wide, global cultural capital – thus maximising lifetime opportunities.
  • is inclusive, nurturing and tailored towards the needs of the individual.
  • is focused on developing the very best oracy, literacy, numeracy and digital skills – enabling access to the widest learning and the very best careers possible to ensure we develop global citizens.
  • is enriching, ensuring all experience a rich variety of cultural, artistic and sporting activities.
  • is broad in terms of coverage and (at least) encompassing the breadth of the 2014 English National Curriculum.
  • celebrates the uniqueness of each educational setting in terms of localised knowledge and skills.
  • develops character, personal pride and the highest moral standards.
  • celebrates diversity, challenges injustice, promotes equality and encourages the creation of a better world.
  • is delivered by well-qualified, forward-thinking, skilled, passionate professionals.

Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all our students, ensuring we inspire our students to aspire and achieve.  Our curriculum is designed to provide our students with the core knowledge and skills they will need to be academically successful as well as becoming responsible citizens. We will develop and nurture the whole child; teaching all our students to be independent learners, creative thinkers and leaders who are emotionally intelligent and resilient. These skills will be taught through academic subjects, appropriately supported by our Character and Resilience programme, which will address the talents and needs of each individual student.

In short, our curriculum is designed to enable and extend our students as well as enrich their knowledge and understanding of the wider cultural capital necessary for them to become successful members of our global community.

The Curriculum

At The Hathaway Academy we have a broad, balanced and varied curriculum reflecting the needs of all learners in modern Britain. Teaching will be most effective if designed to address the learning needs of individual students in our classes.  The Academy recognises the importance of providing a needs-led, personalised curriculum for all our students.  The Academy has addressed secondary curriculum changes and determined that lessons should seek to emphasise the development of a range of subject specific skills as well a range of personal, learning, thinking and enterprise and functional skills at all possible opportunities.  To ensure successful teaching and learning, teachers are expected to use all available information, including prior attainment and assessment data.

Teachers have access to lesson plan templates on the Academy network to use to prepare lessons and create lesson plan banks.  Coordinators routinely quality assure teacher’s planning to monitor and track effective lesson planning opportunities for students.  These may be monitored at any time by the Academy Leadership Team, particularly during lesson observations.

The structure of lessons is expected to follow guidance found in the Teaching and Learning Principles and the lesson expectations document.

Key Stage 4

All Key stage 4 students follow a two-year course leading to GCSE examinations, or alternative accreditation, including BTEC courses. All students follow a core curriculum that includes:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Physical Education

In addition, students can choose from a range of GCSEs and vocational qualifications, which can be found by following the link:

Key Stage 4 Qualifications Offer

KS4 Options

Students are able to choose a range of subjects as option choices. These choices are chosen in Year 9, once students have been given all the relevant  subject information by Subject Coordinators. There are three pathways which students follow, with each pathway having it’s own option booklet; please follow the links below to the option booklets:


Options Booklet Pathway A 2019-21

Options Booklet Pathway H 2019-21

Options Booklet Pathway T 2019-21


Options Booklet Pathway A 2020-2022

Options Booklet Pathway H 2020-2022

Options Booklet Pathway T 2020-2022

Key Stage 3

Students in Key Stage 3, Years 7 to 9, follow the National Curriculum, working in set groups, as appropriate and studying the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Food Technology
  • Information Communications Technology
  • French or Spanish
  • Geography
  • History
  • RS
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education

Mr Dyke, Assistant Principal line manages the curriculum at the academy and he can be contacted via main reception or directly via email at: