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16/01/20

SPORTS UPDATE 📢 Big well done to our Yr7 netball team 👏🏐 They represented our school for the first time and put in a great shift. Despite the loss could not fault the girls attitude and commitment who was singing all the way back home 😁👍 https://t.co/BqovGrLsm2

15/01/20

SPORTS UPDATE 📢 RIVERSIDE YR9 BOYS 6 GATEWAY ACADEMY 2 Well done to the boys, winning their first game of 2020 😁👍 🌊 https://t.co/facYxeZSuO

13/01/20

Top work 💪 https://t.co/EnmSJdkD2w

13/01/20

Retweetd From LSI Architects

We took inspiration from the strong colours of uniform to articulate particular aspects of the of their £23M new academy building. https://t.co/Ahq8zPfkVp

07/01/20

We are pleased to announce the school will be re-opened tomorrow! We look forward to welcoming students into the new year 😁👍

07/01/20

SCHOOL CLOSED ⚠️ Due to a chemical spill in the Thurrock area, the school has been closed.

22/12/19

Thank you, means alot 😁 https://t.co/hEgw8nJSxj

21/12/19

Retweetd From Tea

Best secondary school in the world. Thankyou

20/12/19

Pleased to have you with us Josh 🙌 https://t.co/QSPoEM9ULq

18/12/19

Enjoy the break both staff and students, see you in 2020 🎉🙌

12/12/19

Retweetd From Thurrock CVS

Come join Riverside Academy on the 13th December 2019 4pm - 8pm for their first Winter Fayre, with an abundance of stalls that include cupcakes, waffles, mulled wine, beauty products, candles xmas decorations and more! https://t.co/864veOHL5k

12/12/19

Retweetd From Stronger Together

Come join Riverside Academy on the 13th December 2019 4pm - 8pm for their first Winter Fayre, with an abundance of stalls that include cupcakes, waffles, mulled wine, beauty products, candles xmas decorations and more! https://t.co/eGb36nWgDy

12/12/19

🎄🎉🎁 https://t.co/PyWbLS5s1D

10/12/19

💪 bring it on

05/12/19

🏀 Girls Basketball 🏀 🏀🐝 https://t.co/nuGOa4EmWd

05/12/19

Sports Update 🔊 Riverside Yr7 Boys win first basketball fixture in our new sports hall ✅ Riverside 30 v 0 Gateway 🏀 Well done boys, first of many wins 🤞 https://t.co/LUPq1rnZA0

05/12/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Looking forward to meeting potential and trainee teachers on Wed 11th. If you are interested in training to teach,book tickets here. https://t.co/teHYtqgz36 https://t.co/pH6vUorSEW

29/11/19

❄ Winter Fayre ❄ Please come and visit us on the 13th December from 4pm - 8pm 🗓 Lots of stalls and games 🎄 Everyone welcome 😄 https://t.co/kziBizn10K

28/11/19

SPORTS NEWS 📢 Yr9 Boys Football ⚽️ Riverside 3 v 4 Westcliff ❌ Essex Cup 🏆 Great game between the two sides.. Our boys done well to come back but couldn't find the equaliser... unlucky boys we go again 👊 🌊

28/11/19

SPORTS NEWS 📢 Well done to our Yr7 Girls Netball team who won 10-5 vs Gabel Hall ✅😁 🌊 https://t.co/TM98ybYk9U

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The scholarship curriculum

Scholarship Curriculum

We want our KS3 curriculum to promote the habits of learning which successful students will need to face the challenges ahead with increasingly complex academic qualifications and with an ever more demanding and fluent job market.

We want students to take responsibility for their learning by spending time in advance of their traditional curriculum lessons in preparing for them. This preparation  takes the form of reading, extracting information from texts and accumulating crucial and fundamental knowledge independently. We call this 'Prep.'

Prep allows the traditional curriculum lessons to begin with the assumption of a basic level of understanding thereby allowing higher challenge, a more meaningful engagement and more time for exploration and consolidation.

The scholarship curriculum relies on the following systems and mechanisms

  • The Prep pack
  • The prep lesson
  • Whole academy mastery concepts
  • Whole academy assessment
  • Individual learning support and challenge
  • Interventions
  • The revision pack

Individual learning support and challenge is provided in prep by 

  • learning support in lessons - including the prep lesson
  • interventions, withdrawal and clubs (during or after the academy day)
  • The Prep Principles pack which is a modified version of the 'prep pack,' designed for students who have acess difficulties
  • The Prep Plus pack which contains supplementary material aimed at more able students or those who want to study areas in greater depth or with a wider perspective  

We value 'prep' so highly at the academy that we provide it traditional curriculum time in years 7 and 8.

The Prep lesson provides students with

  • instruction on and time to practise learning skills such as building recall, extracting information, scanning text, inference, disquisition and writing styles.
  • exposure to theories of learning such as how to create habits, Dwecks' 'growth mindset,' routes to memory and 'Vygotsky's 'zone of proximal development.'
  • practical advice on organisation and
  • support for students with motivation or access problems