The overall strategic direction of the curriculum at High Ash is the responsibility of Mrs Sara Boyce, Headteacher and the Governing Body.
Mrs Goodger (Deputy Head) is the Curriculum Leader and she oversees and monitors the detail of the curriculum intent, implementation and impact, ably assisted by the Assistant Headteachers within their key stages. For core subjects, each member of the SLT has a subject responsibility.
Reading Leader- Mrs Burrows- Asst Head EYFS
Writing Leader- Mrs Burrows- Asst Head EYFS and KS1/Mrs Underwood KS2
Phonics Leader- Miss Amy Little-
Maths Leader- Mrs Underwood
RE Leader- Mrs Burrows
Music Leader (and part of the Arts Group) Mrs Gray
PE Leader (and part of the Arts Group)- Mr Fellows
We follow the model that our Senior Leadership Team oversee and plan the curriculum content together at the start of each half term to ensure that it is progressive, knowledge based, meets the milestones and builds on prior learning. They also work closely together to ensure pitch and expectations are high. This means that teams can talk confidently about why they are teaching certain units of work and where it fits into the overall subject curriculum intent.
In addition, whist we have some individual subject leaders, we have developed a model based on subject leader teams. There are three teams: Humanities, STEM and the Arts. These teams have a member of SLT on each one and they meet every half term to monitor learning and progression. This model has proved to be more successful for us than having one individual subject leader.