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Secondary School (Roundswell)

"We are a school first and foremost and proud of our student and their achievements."


Welcome to Secondary School (Roundswell)

"We are a school first and foremost and proud of our
students and their achievements."

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Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview


Marland Day School will, through personalisation across the curriculum, meet the social, emotional and learning needs of our students. We will ensure students achieve a range of qualifications, increasing their aspirations. These life changing goals will ensure Marland students make appropriate life choices and become successful citizens of the 21st century.


All Students follow the National Curriculum aiming towards external qualifications at Years 9, 10 & 11. Recent results show that our students achieve well from where they start with us, when benchmarked against the national average. Last year all of our school leavers gained a very good range of academic, vocational and ‘life-skills’ qualifications (GCSEs, Entry Level Certificates, Functional Skills, BTEC’s & Vocational Awards)

Curriculum INTENT


The school is committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum, based on the National Curriculum. The curriculum blended with opportunities for pupils to develop skills in preparation for externally accredited qualifications, social, emotional and independence skills and skills for working life.


The curriculum is designed to promote the social, emotional and mental health development of the pupils as well as their intellectual and physical development. We want our curriculum to engage pupils and provide them with the best opportunities for success.


Across the curriculum the school works to build on:


  • Social, emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.
  • Relationships and Sexual Education.
  • Understanding appropriate behaviours for success.




At Marland School, we are of the belief that a well implemented curriculum will provide our students with the foundation upon which to build their learning and development. The curriculum is built to provide opportunities to build on existing learning, identify any gaps in learning and prepare students for gaining relevant accreditation in line with their ability. Learning is well planned, engaging and differentiated to meet each students individualised needs.


Building knowledge is integral to our curriculum planning.  Subject Leaders carefully construct a curriculum that promotes a deep understanding of a wide range of topics. Teachers plan learning using data and prior attainment information, identifying any gaps in knowledge and providing the opportunity to embed and recall learning.  This provides students with the chance to build a firm foundation in preparation for the next level of their learning.


The curriculum at Marland school also woks to embed a whole school approach to:


  • meeting the social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs of our students by promoting positive behaviour in line with the school behaviour strategy and target.
  • Improve understanding of positive relationship and sexual education with a whole school RSE approach.


Curriculum IMPACT



The Curriculum at Marland School will strive to:


  • Build on prior learning and build for future progression.
  • Develop pupils ready for their next phase of learning and beyond.
  • Develop student’s appreciation of self and others.
  • Enable students to develop social and emotional skills.
  • Successfully prepare students for Transition to Post 16, employment or training.
  • Enable all students to fulfil the potential.