Together, We Achieve

Ark Blacklands Primary Academy is committed to providing a curriculum that inspires and excites our pupils to achieve excellence and motivates them to succeed.

Our Curriculum Statement of Intent

At Ark Blacklands Primary Academy the curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide first-hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use our Blacklands Habits of Success (Responsibility, Courage, Independence, Curiosity, Determination, Aspiration and Resilience) to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.

Community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum, inviting families and visitors to facilitate learning new skills and sharing experiences such as assemblies, curriculum outcomes, Friends of Ark Blacklands events and curriculum workshops.

Children leave Blacklands with a sense of belonging to a special community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

An overview of our Themes can be seen here:

If you have any questions about our curriculum, please contact the Deputy Head, Mary Quinn via email on email, or by calling the school on 01424 429 279.