The Boleyn Trust is for all children. We recognise that some children will face greater barriers to their learning and development than others. This may be due to any number of challenges, including cultural, social, domestic, physical or cognitive. We are committed to helping all children, particularly the most vulnerable, to overcome barriers to learning so that they can thrive.
Promoting social mobility
This is a fundamental driver for The Boleyn Trust. Although we recognise that each academy’s context and history informs our approach, this is never an excuse for accepting mediocrity or poor performance. An inclusive approach requires an explicit commitment to improving social mobility for all children. To do this, we insist on:
- High standards of educational achievement.
- High standards of social skills and interpersonal skills.
- High standards of communication skills.
- High standards of critical thinking, problem solving and creativity; and
- Understanding of society, economy, environment and an appreciation of contribution and participation.
Serving our local communities
Through working this way, we aim to:
- To raise aspiration and ambition for all learners
- To raise attainment for all pupils in disadvantaged communities.
- To ensure our schools reflect the community they serve.
- The curriculum is bespoke to the needs of all our learners.
- To provide an oasis of opportunity and experience in our schools to raise aspiration and ambition.
- To place diversity and inclusion at the heart of all our schools.
This is underpinned by our Founding Principles:
- A commitment to a culture of lifelong learning for all.
- A relentless pursuit of excellence in all aspects of school life.
- A sequenced curriculum that builds on previous learning. This reflects the school’s community and promotes strong personal development and enrichment opportunities.
- Strong emotional, therapeutic and pastoral care for all young people.
- Robust systems for monitoring important areas of school life such as health and safety, safeguarding and the quality of teaching and learning.
- Successful partnerships with parents, community groups and external agencies.
Our Curriculum Statement
The curriculum across The Boleyn Trust provides pupils with a broad, balanced and exciting education with full coverage of the National Curriculum.
The curriculum is a progressive model and is clearly sequenced to build on previous learning through key components leading to composite goals. Pupils have regular opportunities to repeat and rehearse their learning to help them to remember more. This is continually tracked through formative and summative assessment.
We believe at the Boleyn Trust that progress is supported through the application of knowledge and key skills across the curriculum and further developed through repetition and rehearsal. This way pupils know more and remember more.
Our curriculum goes way beyond the academic and offers exciting enrichment opportunities to support personal development. Enrichment raises aspiration and ambition through an immersion into the creative arts, performance arts, music, sports, sciences and residential visits. This boosts confidence, independence, motivation and self-esteem. Our pupils are encouraged to see learning as a lifelong career path to become whoever they wish to be.