Curriculum and Lessons
Heron Park teaches a blend of the National Curriculum for England and our own Paragon Curriculum.
As an academy we have freedom to design and implement a curriculum that we feel is best suited to the children at our school. The teaching of English and Maths is our highest priority so that children leave Heron Park with the skills they need to succeed in secondary school and beyond. We know however that children learn best when what they are studying is fun, engaging and hands-on. That is why we make links between the subjects we teach whenever possible. For example if children are learning about Ancient Egypt our curriculum planning makes sure that in English lessons children use what they have found out to write about Egypt across a range of different genres. Similarly links are made between science lessons and maths so that if children have carried out an experiment and recorded the results they may use these in a maths lesson when learning about handling data.