They go further to say that a whole-school strategic approach to the spiritual, cultural and moral development of pupils will make the world a better place. We also need to ensure that young people can add to our knowledge, whether that be in the arts, sciences, humanities, technologies, languages or sports.
A good curriculum is one in which we address the physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and intellectual health of the child, in a joined-up way. Young people should learn to question and be encouraged to make a meaningful contribution throughout their lives for the good of us all.
And so, on these very points, LIFE Wirral has a unique position and perspective from which to START.
Our Curriculum is brand new – we do not need to make whole-sale changes to have such an ideal accepted, integrated and acted upon – ALL of our staff come from a Sporting and/or Physical Activity background, specialists in their own Fields and Subjects and have totally bought in to the concept that SPORT underlines everything we do – the Values (it instils), the Benefits (to be gained) and the Rewards it can bring now, and in the future – and this concept is applied in every academic lesson, every training session and every community based activity undertaken.
Extra-curricular opportunities and voluntary work should be thought of as part of the whole curriculum offer, as should a policy on options that ensure breadth underpins choices. (Ofsted)
As the School develops and expands, our Extra-curricula portfolio will similarly grow. Situated in Wirral (formerly regarded as “The Leisure Peninsula”) we are gifted with immediate access to beaches, sand-dunes, grass and gravel paths and hills, a boating lake, hard surface tennis courts, pitch-and-putting greens and others; within 15-minutes indoor Tennis and Fitness suites, swimming pools, 18-hole Golf courses (and professionals), Football, Rugby and Hockey pitches and grass courts for Tennis; 30-minutes access to Tartan running tracks, 50m swimming pools, indoor and outdoor rock climbing facilities – and this is ONLY the Sporting activities list!
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“The curriculum is a framework for setting out the aims of a programme of education, including the knowledge and understanding to be gained at each stage (intent); for translating that framework over time into a structure and narrative, within an institutional context (implementation) and for evaluating what knowledge and understanding pupils have gained against expectations (impact/achievement).”
We believe that the blend of the Cambridge International Schools curriculum with BTEC (Sport) and NVQ qualifications will provide the solid Foundations from which the School can deliver the early stages of understanding knowledge taught (intent).
As our students progress throughout their education in the LIFE Wirral School, they will be given the skills to express themselves in writing, during performance and the delivery of assessed work (implementation) – learning to build compelling arguments for their own points of view and giving reasons for the choices they have made in the classroom and in the competitive sports arena.
Finally we will empower all students with the skills, techniques and abilities to respectfully accept that others have the right to their own opinions, belief systems and approaches to a concept argument.
All students will develop their research and evaluation skills to ensure they are equally respected for their opinions. (Impact/achievement)
We make no apology for our Elitist Approach in offering the very best ‘sporting’ students around the opportunities to become highly successful sportsmen and women of the future who will also enjoy academic success, become great Ambassadors in whatever career they choose in a manner that demonstrates humility, respect of others and a willingness to be a positive force for change within society.