Learning

Please click to access Our Curriculum Vision and Intent.

High expectations and the best teaching ensure that our students develop into inquisitive and active learners. Our culture of high aspiration for all creates an exceptional learning environment in which all students thrive.

Our lessons are engaging, active and take full advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities that our building affords which includes specialist science laboratories, a music room and recording studio, high-tech computing labs, performing arts studio and a multi-use games area.

Many resources are available during lessons, including interactive whiteboards, computers with a full range of up to date software. In addition, offsite trips to places of historical, scientific and technological interest are a key part of the curriculum for all students.

Overviews of schemes of study at KS3 and 4 are available on our website (under the Learning tab). Our broad and balanced curriculum at KS4 is highly academic but also has flexibility that allows us to personalise the curriculum for each student, and is designed to prepare students for higher education and careers in growing industries.

Learning Support Team and SENDCo

We are committed to ensuring that every child achieves extraordinary things. We carefully monitor the progress of all students, providing extra support to those who need it. Our highly experienced SENDCo and team work closely with families to ensure all specific needs are met in the best  possible way.

Our aim is to ensure the provision of opportunities to boost the attainment, motivation and self-confidence of all students.

Most Able students

Students who show a high level of flair and aptitude in their work at Wixams Academy are identified as Most Able. They are encouraged to extend and develop their abilities to enable them to achieve their full potential. These learners are identified on an annual basis by subject teachers and/or on a permanent basis by Year 7 Cognitive Ability Test (CAT) scores and/or Key Stage 2 results.