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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Curriculum Aims

The school’s overarching vision is

‘Be The Best We Can Be’

The purpose of the curriculum at EPHS is to equip every child with the knowledge, skills and personal qualities in order to reach the limits of their capability, regardless of their background, additional needs, experience or social privilege.
We aim to provide equity of opportunity, so children achieve success now and in the next phase of their education and life, making a positive contribution to their community and to society. 
We develop the confidence and character of the whole child through totality of experience which encompasses academic subject knowledge and skills, creative development through the arts, alongside a programme of personal growth, social education and development.

 Our core curriculum principles aim to:

  • Raise aspirations through a thoughtfully sequenced curriculum that is coherent, ambitious, broad, organised and efficient, exposing students to a range of cultural experiences, across subjects, to enrich them as individuals.
  • Challenge students, through the curriculum in every subject, so they think independently, problem solve and take ownership of their learning journey. 
  • Equip students with high levels of literacy so that they are fluent speakers, readers and writers.
  • Develop students’ character, through our Curriculum For Life Programme, channelling their characteristics towards meaningful personal growth.

 The principles are underpinned by a commitment to developing students’

 Strength of Mind

  • Academic and cognitive growth: Learners who know more, remember more and can apply more, guided by the national curriculum, enriched by the local context and community.
  • Acquisition of knowledge and skills over time, through challenge and support that builds upon KS2 and fully prepares students for KS4 and beyond.
  • Rapid progress in literacy acquisition so that students read well, speak well, write well, with bespoke provision where they fall short of age related expectations, so that no child is left behind.
  • Independence and resilience as learners: Students who take responsibility for their learning, can articulate how they learn and are able to use numeracy and critical thinking skills to ask questions and solve problems.

 Strength of Character

  • Confidence, aspiration and tolerance: Students who are well-rounded, kind, confident, resilient young members of our community; best prepared to contribute to the economic, social and cultural life of their city and country.
  • Active, passionate and engaged learners developing better moral, physical, spiritual, emotional and social habits and dispositions.
  • Student leaders via the EPHS sports and holistic leadership ladder, who demonstrate leadership skills and traits across subjects, groups, year groups, whole school and beyond.
  • Curricular and extracurricular growth: Provision in and outside the classroom to enhance cultural capital and experiences, underpinned by a bespoke programme of careers development and links with the local labour market as well as local, national agendas and growth sectors.

Additional information

We view curriculum planning and design as Progression model. Our continued professional development and cross Trust collaboration allows us to be adaptable, responsive and share best practice. We are continually reviewing and adapting our curriculum through review quality assurance, self-evaluation and dialogue.

For further information please contact Andrea St John (Deputy Head Teacher):