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Our Curriculum

We aim to ensure that our curriculum is challenging for all our students and work with the other schools in  The Cam Academy Trust to share good practice. 

A small minority of our learners, who have particular learning needs, function at a lower level than Key Stage 3. Click here to view these 'P Scales'. 

If you require any further information that is not available to you on the website please contact our Deputy Principal, Mrs Regina Lawrence, at rlawrence@melbournvc.org or by ringing the College reception.

Assessment

We use a tracking system called Go4Schools. Parents are given log in details to the website go4schools.com so they can monitor their child’s progress.

Supporting your Child

The main way to support your child through Secondary School is to encourage him/her to read. Reading widely has an enormous positive impact on a student’s progress in all areas of the curriculum. Encourage your child to read anything and everything! The following websites are useful places to go for book recommendations:

The following is a brief list of popular authors amongst our key stage 3 students:

  • Eoin Colfer
  • Derek Landy
  • Darren Shan
  • Eva Ibbotson
  • Anne Fine
  • Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Sita Brahmachari
  • J. K. Rowling
  • Gillian Cross
  • Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Patrick Ness
  • Lemony Snicket
  • Pseudonymous Bosch
  • Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Louise Rennison
  • Celia Rees
  • Michelle Paver
  • Anthony Horowitz
  • Suzanne Collins
  • Philip Reeve
  • Philip Pullman
  • Charlie Higson
  • Rick Riordan
  • Jamila Gavin
  • Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Robert Muchamore
  • Lauren St John

There are many excellent books for the students to borrow in the school library.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Teaching

At Melbourn Village College, we are fully aware of our duty to meet the requirements set out in Section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of our pupils. Through ensuring our pupils’ SMSC development, we can actively promote fundamental British values.

We have weekly Key Stage assemblies to establish a strong school ethos, supported by effective year group support throughout the school. We also provide extra activities beyond the classroom to ensure pupils’ SMSC development.

We encourage our students to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.

MVC expects students to understand that, while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. Our ethos and teaching support the rule of English civil and criminal law and we do not teach anything that undermines it. Within our teaching of Religious Education, particular care is taken to explore the relationship and differences between state and religious law.

Year 6-7 Transition 

We work hard to ensure that our new students transfer successfully to us from their primary school. Transition activities include:

  • A wide variety of subject specific events for primary pupils across the whole academic year, culminating in an evening to celebrate the students’ achievements. 
  • Primary School visits by both Mrs Coghlan, our Primary Coordinator, and Mrs Hallam, our Year 6-7 Coordinator. 
  • Transition meetings with our SENCo, Mrs Ghale, , and our Student Support Team for students with particular needs.

We also have staff who work regularly with our feeder primary schools:

  • ART

Mr Juett delivers regular Art teaching to primary schools. 

  • MODERN LANGUAGES

Mrs Sanders teaches Modern Languages in our feeder primary schools. Her aim is to give pupils a real appetite and enthusiasm for languages as well as preparing them for their move to us.

The calendar of events for primary schools can be found here.

Homework Guidance for Parents, Carers and Students

 

 

 

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