Curriculum Overview

"The school’s curriculum is imaginative, well balanced and features a broad range of subjects that support the needs and aspirations of the pupils and learners."

Ofsted Report June 2017

"Leaders make sure the curriculum meets the needs and aspirations of pupils and prepares them very well for the next steps in their education, training or employment."

Ofsted Report June 2017

At George Salter Academy, we believe that every student is entitled to experience a broad and balanced curriculum that ensures all statutory requirements are met whilst equipping students with the knowledge and skills to be successful.

We intend that our curriculum is:

  • Challenging for all
  • Core knowledge rich
  • Coherent and well sequenced
  • Cross curricular
  • Worthwhile
  • Relevant to our students' next steps

We intend that our wider curriculum:

  • Provides opportunities for deep learning
  • Promotes wider inter cultural understanding
  • Promotes our students’ mental and physical wellbeing
  • Enables our students to become happy and successful members of society

Through our curriculum intent we aim to develop students who:

  • Have high expectations
  • Know more
  • Commit learning to long term memory
  • Are resilient, successful lifelong learners
  • Have high aspirations for their future

"A school without failure, where all children leave school having identified a talent, a skill, an intelligence through which they can become whatever they want to be."

Michael Alexander

Tutor groups

Your son/daughter will be placed into a mixed ability form group for tutor periods. This tutor group will be part of one of the four houses which operate within GSA's Pastoral system (the houses are Crescent, Loxdale, Royal and Trinity).

There will be a 20 minute form period every morning, Monday to Friday. All Year groups have an allocated morning assembly every week which follows a timetabled, relevant and topical theme to support PSHE/ SRE and SMSC.