The De Montfort School
The De Montfort School
TDMS
Unlocking Your Child's Potential
The De Montfort School Curriculum Statement

The De Montfort School Curriculum

Our aim at The De Montfort School is to provide an excellent education for all our students; an education which brings out the best in all of them and prepares them for success in life. Our curriculum is designed to provide children with the core knowledge they need for success in education and later life, to maximise their cognitive development, to develop the whole person and the talents of the individual and to allow all children to become active and economically self-sufficient citizens. By drawing on the best that’s been thought, said and done in each subject, we believe that our curriculum at The De Montfort School will enable children to appreciate and participate in the full richness of the human experience

Our curriculum will continue to evolve as subjects work together to identify knowledge, thematic and skills-based links between their disciplines. Careful joint planning will enable students to make connections that will help them to understand the world around them and their place in it.

If you would like further information about the TDMS curriculum, please read the key stage summaries below or contact me at the school.

Mr. Tim Dolan MA, MSc, NPQH, Deputy Head (Curriculum and Achievement)
September 2019

KS2 (Year 6)

Intent

In Key Stage 2 students follow a broad and balanced curriculum. We follow a typical primary model, where most lessons are delivered by the students’ class teacher. As Year 6 pupils within a secondary setting, students benefit from a huge variety of specialist facilities for their lessons, including for Drama, Sport, Science and Computing. Further details for each subject can be found within the curriculum plans for each subject.

Further details for each subject can be found within the curriculum plans for each subject.

Curriculum Plans for Year 6

Implementation

We operate a one-week timetable based on 30 lessons. The table below shows how this provision is divided up across all the subjects:

English8 Lessons
Mathematics8 Lessons
Humanities3 Lessons
Physical Education2 Lessons
Science2 Lessons
Art1 Lessons
Drama1 Lessons
Design Technology1 Lessons
Music1 Lessons
Computer Science1 Lessons
French1 Lessons
PSHE1 Lesson

Impact

Students make excellent progress in Reading, Writing and Maths compared with their starting points at the beginning of Year 6.

Students gain new skills in a wide range of subjects and welcome the challenging learning opportunities that open up for them.

When students begin their educational journey at TDMS in Year 6, this eases transition into Key Stage 3 and beyond. In fact, our Key Stage 4 results for 2019 show that students that join us in Year 6 have an average Progress 8 score of +0.68, well above the National Average.

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