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Curriculum – Fox Federation

Our curriculum intent and approach to implementation sit alongside our Federation Mission, Vision and Values. 

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Fox Federation Curriculum Intent:

Our curriculum is ambitious, broad and balanced.  We meet and exceed the expectations of the National Curriculum.  Our curriculum is knowledge rich, ensuring children build  key vocabulary and concepts at every stage.  We plan the curriculum carefully, with a clear progression of knowledge and skills from the EYFS and to KS2, leading to greater disciplinary knowledge and skills over time, preparing children for transition to Secondary Schools.  Our curriculum develops aspiration and appreciation and awareness of the wider world and children’s position within it, with a strong focus on representation, developing strong oracy skills and critical thinking.   We develop cultural capital across the curriculum, through planned enrichment linked specifically to the curriculum and through celebration of diverse contributions to fields of learning and achievement.  British Values are woven across the curriculum.   In this way we make a difference through understanding and living our values.  

Fox Federation  Curriculum Implementation:

HIgh quality CPD and a commitment to learning from research and best practice lies at the heart of our curriculum implementation.   Staff at every level are provided with extensive opportunities to develop their own subject knowledge and pedagogy to ensure the curriculum can be delivered effectively with maximum impact.   Subject and senior leaders support all staff to develop their expertise through routine co-planning, modelling of lessons, as well as coaching and monitoring.  Subject specialists are used to teach key areas of the curriculum, to sustain the highest levels of expertise, including: PE, Music, Art and Mindfulness.   Vocabulary is taught explicitly and effectively across the whole curriculum.   There is a high level of talk in all lessons, applying key vocabulary and allowing for reasoning and depth of discussion in learning.    Learning is made accessible to all, by clear coverage of prior knowledge and  learning,  and, within each lesson, consistent scaffolding, chunking of new learning, opportunities for talk and feedback.  Pupils with specific additional needs work against their termly target trackers, and only in some cases resulting in alternative learning tasks being designed.  Opportunities for depth are provided through questioning, reasoning,  depth tasks and reading beyond the curriculum.   Homework is focused in the areas that have the greatest impact on pupil progress: Maths Fluency, Reading, Spelling and Handwriting.   Formative assessment is used routinely within lessons, in order to address pupil misconceptions.  Summative assessments are used termly to track how pupils are progressing against the curriculum.  All lessons allow pupils to practise our core values of Respect, Resilience, Collaboration, Curiosity and Inclusion.  

If you want more information about our curriculum, please contact our head of curriculum and standards, Emma Madden

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups such as people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities.

We are looking for a committed, capable and proactive federation site manager/caretaker to join the Fox Federation premises team. The position would suit a team player who wants to work as part of our current site team to ensure that our sites are compliant, safe and looking their absolute best.
If you are ambitious and determined to make a difference, we would like to meet you.

The Fox Federation is a passionate community of four schools working collaboratively to ensure equal access to consistent, excellent education for all pupils. Our schools are Fox Primary School in Notting Hill, Ashburnham Community School in Chelsea, Avondale Park Primary and St Anne’s & Avondale Nursery in North Kensington; and Avonmore Primary School in Kensington Olympia.

What the school staff say about Fox Federation:
‘Fantastic schools. Great staff. Supportive leadership team. Amazing children.’
‘A genuine educational family, providing a community beyond our gates. A network of schools, committed to providing the best education for children whilst creating a safe a happy place for them.’
‘It is incredible to be surrounded by so many competent, hard-working, passionate people - so committed to delivering fantastic education opportunities to our pupils.’
‘Management are always available to speak with, unbelievably approachable and create time to listen and come up with solutions.’
‘It is run in an extremely compassionate, supportive and nurturing manner for both staff and pupils, and I really do feel that the wellbeing of the whole community is at the heart of the school's ethos.’
‘A place of supportive colleagues who are constantly striving to improve what we do for our children and families.’
‘A shared vision of always going the extra mile to support and care for the families in our community.’
‘It is somewhere that has nurtured my career, but also a place where I have met friends that I know will be friends for life.’
‘The Fox Federation is an incredible support network of teachers and staff working together to ensure children's education is kept at the highest possible standard.’

Our ideal candidates would:
· Be hard working and proactive
· Be flexible in a busy school environment
· Be friendly and want to be part of a team, who embodies our schools’ values and vision for excellence.
· Have strong communication skills

  • An experienced Leadership Team with a shared vision working in partnership across the Federation. 
  • Hard-working leaders who strive to ensure that both pupils and staff enjoy coming to school.
  • We are passionate about supporting staff in their career development and success through care and guidance.
  • A working environment that values wellbeing and supports work-life balance through working in partnership across schools.
  • Vibrant, multicultural and inclusive city schools that have positive, diverse communities and a determination that all children will succeed.
  • Exceptionally well-behaved children who love to learn. 
  • A relaxed and fun working environment where all adults are equally valued and supported.

Applications are assessed with names and protected characteristics removed.
To make an application or further information, please download our application pack or contact Emily Bishop