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19/02/20

Great impact are having on our students 🙌👊 https://t.co/pOsC0i6I6p

18/02/20

Retweetd From Olga Leontiou

Sat down to write a reflection for my second placement. First thing that came to my mind is how honoured I feel working with and his pastoral team in . His vision and work in behaviour management will change young people's lives!

13/02/20

Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

This term the boys have been learning Netball in their PE lessons. Today... Year 9 Girls v Boys happened.. happy to say the girls won! Outstanding work rate from all though👏🏼 https://t.co/SLxD7NGAS9

13/02/20

Sports Update 📢 Our Yr7 boys football team won 4-0 today with everyone putting in a great shift! Well done boys 👏⚽️ 🌊

13/02/20

Sports Update 📢 Well done to our Yr 7 boys basketball team who won 29 - 2 against 🏀 🌊 https://t.co/VhbefhqpFO

12/02/20

Sports Update 📢 Huge well done to a mixed team of year 8/9s! A 26-24 overtime win over 🏀 Well done boys 👏

12/02/20

Well done Josh, great effort from all staff 👏 https://t.co/jem3d3blb7

11/02/20

That's what we like to hear 👏 https://t.co/2x07ByTlxl

08/02/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation Computer Science Consultant Team

Great to visit to look at the curriculum and see Y7 programming in . Excellent students and attitude! https://t.co/vJDR1IJ4rF

01/02/20

Retweetd From Tim Moore

Well done Ryell 🙌 Your speech was incredibly inspiring. I told everyone I know about it after the opening ceremony. I can’t wait to see how you, other Riverside students and the rest of your generation, change the world for the better.

31/01/20

Very proud of our year 8 student leader 👏😁 https://t.co/WxKW3fx5Y4

31/01/20

Great work shown from our staff Thursday Circuits 💪 https://t.co/DMol0CDB3B

31/01/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

What a magnificent Chinese New Year across , truly inspiring cultural immersion for more than 3000 pupils across 15 academies! 新年快乐! Happy Chinese New Year! https://t.co/p7rl5XPHV2

28/01/20

Sports News 📢 Our Yr7/Yr8 girls football team played their first competitive game today. Despite losing to the girls should be extremely proud of themselves. Well done girls.. big 👏 for everyone involved ⚽️🌊

23/01/20

Top work staff 💪 https://t.co/iYkAe4gSmk

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

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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