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Hateley Heath Academy

Wider Curriculum - a whole school overview


The wider curriculum covers all areas of the curriculum that are non-core subjects. This includes art, computing, design and technology, geography, history, music, modern foreign languages, religious education, physical education and personal, social, health and emotional education.


We intend to deliver a curriculum which offers life-long learning, where children enjoy what they are taught, make rapid progress and achieve to the very best of their abilities. We aim for all of our children to be confident individuals who are able to effectively articulate themselves in a range of situations and are able to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We want to nurture responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to the society that they live in.


Along with our school values, our curriculum reflects and builds upon these values through its design to inspire the following aspects.

  • Raise aspirations.
  • Encourage creativity.
  • Promote articulate speakers.
  • Work as a team and independently.
  • Develop skills and knowledge.
  • Build cultural capital.
  • Become successful.
  • Celebrate diversity and respect for other cultures and beliefs.

What is oracy?!  

At Hateley Heath Academy, we have been working hard on what we deliver and how we deliver our curriculum!

We want all of our children to be successful in all that they want to achieve and for them to be able to excel beyond their writing and reading limitations. 

That is why we have made oracy a focus of our curriculum! 

It features at the beginning of every lesson through our ‘quick questions’ and sometimes might be the main focus of a whole session!

Oracy is the opportunity to be confident and articulate speakers. It supports all children with having a voice and being able to express themselves well. It supports the children with having the vocabulary to say what they want to say and to be able to structure their thoughts so that they make sense to others. Oracy also encourages children to have the confidence to put their views across to an audience and ensures that they are able to listen to others and understand their point of view too. This means that questioning, vocabulary-rich lessons, academic risk taking, divergent thinking and the freedom to learn from mistakes are all encouraged.

We are developing some progressive materials to help out teachers to plan for delivering oracy to all of our children and to support our children to be brilliant at articulating and confidently expressing themselves. 

In this section

Click on the link below to take you to the information pages for these subjects.