Curriculum Maps

The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children follow a similar programme of study. It covers the subjects and the standards children should reach in each year group. Curriculum maps for each year group are reviewed regularly and published.

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

The headteacher is our careers lead and can be contacted on admin@ponteland.academy.

KS2 Careers Programme 

In PSHE KS2 children look at careers and enjoy business enterprise activities, e.g. Beautiful Bags, where all children are supported in their understanding of the roles within a successful business team.

We create a bespoke STEAM week for all children which is an exceptional week of enrichment activities and collapsed curriculum, including Digital School House activities, coding, trips, workshops, technology 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.