Here at London Enterprise Academy we put the students’ learning experiences central, which ensures a good quality of education. We start our planning from before students even walk through our doors, taking Primary school learning experiences into account, and work towards the goals of our students beyond Y11 equipping them for KS5 at schools and colleges across the borough, and into university. There are three stages to developing a great curriculum, the Intent, the Implementation and the Impact. By monitoring these stages we can provide students with a broad and challenging curriculum, preparing any student for their life after school.
As our name suggests Enterprise is as the core of our curriculum. We aim to provide students with the skills of independent thinking, critical thinking and intellectual inquiry in order that they can forge their way in the world beyond our school walls. With this in mind as well as the National Curriculum students can apply their knowledge and skills across lessons through Enterprise themed drop-down days. In these extended lessons students learn to bring their skills and knowledge from the classroom and apply this to solve real world problems.
Our curriculum is built on the school principles of Enterprise. The five principles of Enterprise are Leadership, Excellence, Ambition, Determination, and Sincerity. Specifically students will be given the chance to develop these skills across all subjects in the following ways.
• Develop leaders in every classroom
• Cultivate enterprise skills
• Build oracy skills for any situation
• Teach critical thinking
• Develop social etiquette to thrive in any situation
• Provide high quality teaching and learning
• Model excellence
• Broaden horizons beyond the local area
• Narrow the gap by instilling ambition
• Develop cultural capital through subjects and extra-curricular opportunities
• Develop independent learners
• Instil resilience and a “can do” attitude
• Create inquisitive learners, as curiosity makes learning more effective and enjoyable
• Develop students who are proud to be members of the LEA community
• Inspire LEA students to become responsible citizens
• Encourage charity work and build links with the local community
Additionally to the principles of Enterprise the curriculum across the school seeks to:
• Develop social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding (SMSC)
• Promote British Values
• Embed and celebrate behaviour norms
• Prepare students for the world of work and make informed decisions
• Promote good health and well-being
To enable the students to access all of this at an appropriate level of challenge the curriculum is planned in such a way that:
• Knowledge is selected and sequenced to ensure successful learning
• Skills, including literacy and numeracy, are explicitly developed
• Challenge is high for all students
• Equity is achieved through adaptive teaching and excellent pedagogy
• Cohesion is achieved through spiral planning that connects all threads of learning
• Context is shared through big picture, relevance, current affairs and relatability
• Cross-curricular links help embed knowledge and skills through collaborative planning
Good education is not just found in the content of the curriculum, but in the nuanced way that it is taught, responding to the needs of the individual and the community. Below you will find links to the curriculum taught to your child. This is the content that they can expect to cover in lessons, and
between lessons, while at our school. This content is reviewed regularly, to ensure that it meets the needs of our students, providing students with ample opportunity to explore interesting and relevant topics designed to support them in their steps into independent life after LEA.
If you have any questions about the content or construction of our curriculum please contact the school office on:
Keeping our curriculum challenging and engaging requires regular reviews. We take different types
of feedback into account to ensure that the content your children study is best suited to their needs, and is experienced at a consistently high standard. Information that we use includes lesson visits, changes to curriculum requirements, subject uptake at GCSE, termly data collection and feedback from students and parents. This review process is an important part of maintaining a good quality of education as it helps us to hone our curriculum and the methods we use to lead your children through their education.
If you would like to leave us feedback on your experience of your child’s education please contact us at this email address: