Maritime Academy Trust

Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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Curriculum Statement

General Principles

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

  • see clear links between different aspects of their learning
  • understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future
  • experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning
  • develop and demonstrate their creativity
  • develop new skills through a variety of interesting contexts
  • develop a rich and deep subject knowledge
  • learn within a coherent and progressive framework
  • explore the breadth and depth of the national curriculum


Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

  • develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
  • learn in a peaceful and supportive environment
  • learn how to respect themselves and others
  • follow their own interests and be themselves
  • reflect and think mindfully about their learning
  • recognise that people are good at different things
  • work in a range of groups and settings
  • build respectful friendships

Pupil Voice

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

  • make a positive contribution to the school and local community
  • explore ways of becoming an active citizen
  • say what they like and dislike about their learning
  • take part in age-appropriate discussions
  • make choices about things that are important to them
  • take part in democratic activities across the curriculum
  • contribute to planning their own learning
  • express their opinions on a range of different topics and issues


Our curriculum will be taught through a pedagogy that:

  • excites, promotes and sustains children’s interest
  • promotes problem solving, creativity and communication
  • enables and fosters children’s natural curiosity
  • offers all children a memorable experience at the start of every topic
  • promotes innovation and entrepreneurialism
  • enables children to reflect on and evaluate their learning


We will enrich our curriculum by:

  • providing on and off-site subject or topic related activities
  • offering opportunities for children to learn outdoors
  • developing partnerships with external providers that extend children’s opportunities for learning
  • holding specialist curriculum days or weeks
  • welcoming parents and carers to take part in children’s learning and experiences
  • using quality resources in and out of the classroom