Curriculum Maps

The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject. Curriculum maps for each year group are published in September.

PCMS converts to primary with Nursery, Reception, Y1-Y6 and Y8 in September 2020, our facilities, resources and commitment remain the same.

Our school Careers Leader is the headteacher and can be contacted on admin@ponteland.academy.

KS3 Careers Programme Information [next review date: September 2020]

KS3 access The Duck Challenge which is a Business Enterprise activity. All children, in groups of 6 or 7, are supported in their understanding of the roles within a successful business team.

KS3 access the Beautiful Bags Enterprise activity again over two days to ensure full support and engagement. The children also have a career speeding dating event arranged by the NCC Business Enterprise team.

We create a bespoke STEAM week for all children which is an exceptional week of enrichment activities and collapsed curriculum. STEAM week includes Digital School House activities, coding, University trips and workshops, technology and industry activities, team building, and in-house activities built around the world of work.

Through plenary sessions, pupil review and staff reflection we measure the success of these adventures. We have many guests and former pupils visiting throughout the year whose presence in assemblies, festivals and curriculum lessons have a positive impact on the careers programme enabling children to understand the variety of employment, business, philanthropy and entrepreneurship. All children take part in innovative fundraising i.e. baking cakes, telling jokes or extra sports raising money for their favourite charities. This also impacts on the younger ones. Throughout their time at our school pupils understand the huge variety of roles in the wider business world.