Curriculum

Nightingale Community Academy provides students with a curriculum which is broad and balanced, but is also adapted to suit their specific needs.

Students come to Nightingale with very different levels of prior education. Many have been out of school or out of the classroom for a significant period of time before they gain a place at Nightingale; all students have one or more Special Educational Need which has hindered their learning in the past, and there are often significant gaps in their learning as a result. Our curriculum, therefore, aims to close these gaps, particularly in the key skills of literacy and numeracy, whilst ensuring that we open the mind of our students to a wide range of knowledge and experiences which will help them to define and achieve their ambitions.

Please navigate via the menu on the left to find out more about each stage of our curriculum. If you need any further information on any aspect of our curriculum, please contact the school office.

 

 

The principal and leadership team, well supported by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, have provided strong leadership, which has had a positive impact on the school’s effectiveness. As a result, there have been improvements in all areas, most noticeably in pupils’ behaviour and attitudes, the curriculum and in the wider opportunities for pupils.

Ofsted, February 2019

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A trip to Kew Gardens

As a part of their Inventors and Investigators topic, Cherry class visited Kew Gardens for a session on Pollination. Pupils learnt all about what pollination is, why it is necessary and had a chance to explore the diverse plant life …

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Claymation in the classroom!

Nightingale Community Academy had a visit from Chocolate Films, a company that offers filmmaking workshops, which enable participants to take their creativity, imagination and skills to the next level. Pupils participated in a “Claymation Workshop” where they created characters and …

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‘Momo’: what is it and should we be worried?

The latest internet trend, reportedly linked to child suicides and self-harm, has been debunked as a hoax, but pupils and parents are still concerned. Find out where it came from and what you should do next.

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Latest Ofsted report confirms school view of excellent progress since academy conversion

Nightingale Community Academy was pleased to have a recent visit from Ofsted. The latest report confirms the school has made excellent progress since joining OHCAT and converting to academy status. The report found: “The principal and leadership team, well supported …

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