At Reid Street we create a culture that enables pupils and staff to excel. We value the autonomy our converter academy status brings, whilst embracing the expectation that we offer a broad curriculum that should be similar in breadth and ambition to that of maintained schools. Our broad and deep progressive curriculum inspires pupils to learn, promotes a sense of enjoyment and fascination about the world and prepares pupils for lives as active members of British society.We endeavour to ensure that, through a well sequenced, incremental curriculum, links are made with previous learning allowing pupils the opportunity to consolidate and extend upon previous knowledge, skills and vocabulary. We value our longstanding high profile within the community and through our ‘Topic Front’ cover ensure that valuable community links are an integral part of learning.
Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, within this, the promotion of fundamental British Values, are at the heart of the school’s work. Through our commitment to excellence, we ensure that each individual pupil fulfils their potential, takes pride in their achievements and is prepared for the next phase of their education as confident, self-assured learners. Developing resilience and independence are key aims of our curriculum.
Equality of opportunity is our central aim; whilst we embed consistent approaches, we also respond to individual needs, challenging and supporting within the caring, secure and welcoming ethos of Reid Street School. We plan carefully, knowing the context of our community and how we can provide the curriculum our pupils need in order to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life. In that way we strive to address social disadvantage and to address typical gaps in pupils’ knowledge and skills.