Curriculum and Assessment

The curriculum has been planned to link together the different subject areas and objectives for each year group into themes. We know that children learn best when they can make connections between different areas of their learning and this approach makes subjects more relevant and motivating for them. The termly overview of the planned themes for each year group can be accessed via the links below. Staff have planned key objectives and questions for each of the topic themes and these will be covered with the children using a range of carefully planned and differentiated teaching and learning activities.

Our ethos and values are based on Christian values. At All Saints CE Academy, Denstone we aim to prepare our children to become good citizens of the future. Through our curriculum, we teach British values and how to celebrate diversity. We aim to raise their awareness of radicalisation and extremist views, whatever the source. We have adopted the principles and advice found in Keeping Children Safe in Education and the 2011 Prevent Strategy. These are incorporated into our school policy on tackling extremism.

The staff use a hybrid system of assessment based on NAHTs Commission of Assessment principles and other assessment models. We have an assessment and tracking scheme that meets the needs of our academy and enables staff to identify next steps for pupils, helps us report clearly to parents and enables effective tracking of progress across the year.

Click here for our Key Stage 1 Phonics and Reading Scheme information.

Click here for our Key Stage 1 and Early Years Foundation Stage Results 

Spring Term 2019

Collective Worship 

Autumn Term 2018

Collective Worship

Foundation Stage 

KS1 - Years 1 & 2

KS2 - Years 3 & 4


SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership.  The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support.  In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Eduction of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.

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