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Mountfitchet Castle

Summer Holidays at Mountfitchet Castle We are open everyday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Travel back in time to Norman England We will be firing the catapult at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Children don't forget to collect your… https://t.co/8kRO26UCuB


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World Book Day UK 📚

🚀To infinity and beyond! 🚀 This year’s Summer Reading Challenge has an out-of-this-world space theme and you need to grab a book and get reading to help the Rocket family on their important mission to save missing books from alien bandits. Sign up today https://t.co/FiiiqOQtky https://t.co/hSYRLhHK47


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Please share this. This needs to be praised. We are all so quick to hear about negativity so let’s celebrate the good things. https://t.co/QVs2ELwFos


Growth mindset isn’t something that can be taught through discreet lessons. It’s in teachers’ responses to pupils. It’s in teachers’ expectations. Just like inference can’t be taught discreetly, someone’s mindset is developed through their experiences & relationships. https://t.co/JlgNOF81E1

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VACANCY: Educational Welfare Officer Based at Designated Academies (across Essex) https://t.co/ZatL1uBbwk https://t.co/H1fXUHoYQa

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Thank you to all the parents and extended families who came to support their children. https://t.co/BQAlrcfTuf

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Thank you to the sports leaders from for leading each activity. https://t.co/m6IRF00FPs

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Well done to all our pupils for giving it their all and enjoying every moment. https://t.co/4U15GzZ58a

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Thank you to Mr Dawes for organising this year's for us. https://t.co/TWWmXHjutU

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Cressida Cowell

And here is my Children’s Laureate Reading Charter (or giant ‘TO DO’ list...) I love a quest. https://t.co/OOIoOdxGKA


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Penguin Books UK

‘Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.’ Samuel Beckett.

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St Mary's, Dunmow

This Monday - our last Messy Church before the summer. It''s going to be GREAT! https://t.co/K0CCljDWUO


The impact of volunteers in our schools is incredible in our experience. https://t.co/3HIi6nlDLk

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Our Approach to the Curriculum

The table below demonstrates our approach to the curriculum. We always start with the grammar (or knowledge). We then give plenty of opportunities for pupils to practise using their knowledge; this is the dialectic. Finally, once pupils are secure in their knowledge, we ask them to communicate it in different ways; this is the rhetoric. This is the Trivium approach to curriculum.


(the knowledge- learn facts and skills)


(questioning, thinking, practising, arguing, exploring)


(communicating the knowledge- expressing and articulating)




  • Retention
  • Recall
  • Repetition
  • Low stakes testing
  • Build cultural capital
  • Debate
  • Question
  • Challenge
  • First hand experience
  • Experiment
  • Enquiry
  • Problem solving
  • Critical evaluation
  • Structured speech
  • Perform
  • Make things
  • Showcase products of learning
  • Contribute to discourse about shared valued




  • Multiple choice
  • ‘Show me’ on mini whiteboards
  • Tests of memory and recall


  • Pair/Share
  • Deeper questioning
  • Complex dialogue between teachers and pupils
  • Peer dialogue and assessment
  • Essays
  • Performances
  • Mastery teaching


As an academy, we have to make difficult choices about what to include in our curriculum and what to leave out. The English and Mathematics curricula follow the National Curriculum models. There is a rationale for teaching each unit of work in the wider curriculum. Furthermore, it should be clear how each unit of work promotes, achieves or contributes to the following:

How does this unit of work promote the following?

Curriculum Drivers: How does this unit of work support a broad and balanced curriculum?

How does this unit of work contribute to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils?

Fundamental British Values

Knowledge of the World

Spiritual development

Teaching the Prevent strategy

Enterprise and Aspiration

Moral development

Teaching pupils how to stay safe

Investigation and Enquiry

Social development

Promoting healthy living

Local, National and Global

Cultural development

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