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Curriculum Design

To ensure that our values and aims are covered by our curriculum offer and that it truly is ‘stimulating, broad, balanced, innovative and creative’, the following principles were established:

  • The central core of our offer should reflect the biggest needs of the young people of Raunds and our community, and permeate through all that we do
  • The values and aims should be delivered through a curriculum that is much bigger than ‘subjects’ that are taught
  • There should be regular opportunities for communication including literacy (written, digital, physical), numeracy and oracy
  • High standards should be maintained within the creativity and health subjects as well as the specific promotion of STEM subjects

As a result our core curriculum strands of ‘WORK. WORLD. WELLNESS.’ were born.


Our core curriculum at Manor School ensures that the world of work is at the heart of what we do. As students develop their career awareness they will become aware of the links between education, work and the role of lifelong learning, and understand that people’s skills are built up over time because of learning and experience. Through the WORK. aspect of our curriculum, students will leave Manor School with a knowledge and well-rounded view of the opportunities and pathways available to them, as well as be able to make the most of them.


It is essential that global citizenship and celebrating diversity is a central strand within our core curriculum to proactively engage students in developing their understanding of the world and their place within it. Through the curriculum, experiences and opportunities that we provide for our young people, we will ensure that individual differences are recognised and celebrated by all so that when our students leave Manor School, they contribute positively to society as well rounded global citizens, and they have had significant opportunities to develop their cultural capital.


For the purposes of our curriculum we define wellness as ‘an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life’. Wellness is more than being free from illness; it is a dynamic process of change and growth. Through our WELLNESS. strand we aim to develop our work in order to ensure we are delivering the best possible proactive and positive provision to protect the physical and mental health of our young people.