Curriculum Maps By Year

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.

Our school Careers Leader is Mrs Sue Calvert and she can be contacted on admin@ponteland.academy

You can find out more by reading through our curriculum maps by year. For any further information contact Dr Caroline Pryer; admin@ponteland.academy

KS3 Careers Programme Information [next review date: September 2019]

Y7 access The Duck Challenge which is a Business Enterprise activity. Half of the year group of 150 children access this on one morning, and the second half on a second morning. This ensures all children, in groups of 6 or 7, are supported in their understanding of the roles within a successful business team.

Y8 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.

While 65 out of 300 pupils go on the annual Ski Trip, the remaining 235 children enjoy a bespoke STEAM week 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 PCMS measures the success. 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. 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 upper KS2. Throughout their time at PCMS pupils understand the huge variety of roles in the wider business world.