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Our Specialisms

Our 3 specialisms at Chiltern Academy are: Business Studies, Engineering and Sport

Our vision at Chiltern Academy is to…

  • extend the range of opportunities available to pupils which best meet their needs
  • show excellent standards of teaching and learning in the specialist subjects
  • develop and shape the school’s character through our specialisms
  • benefit other schools and the wider community in the area
  • strengthen the links between our school and private and charitable sector

Our Specialisms...

In BUSINESS STUDIES, our curriculum is designed to:

INSPIRE MINDS BY:

  • By giving them exposure to a range of different career paths and business opportunities
  • Giving the pupils opportunities to explore and work with local businesses and the wider community
  • Giving pupils the opportunity to partake in real-life business experiences
  • Giving opportunities to pupils to build on their leadership skills and create leaders of the future

BUILD FUTURES BY:

  • Giving them a range of skills that they can take and apply in their future career 
  • Give them a range of business experiences that they can draw upon in pursuing their future aspirations
  • Equip pupils with essential skills and experiences to thrive in an ever-changing business world
  • Providing the essential information and skills to enable pupils to be more financially independent citizens of the future

At Chiltern Academy we:

  • Offer business work placements.
  • Invite local/ National business companies in to talk to our pupils.
  • Offer business and engineering at KS3 widely shared via social media.
  • Young enterprise
  • Information displayed around the school.

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In ENGINEERING, our curriculum is designed to:

INSPIRE MINDS BY:

  • giving pupils relevant role models in engineering.

  • working with national & international engineering firms to produce schemes of work.

  • making every unit of work explicitly link to industry.

  • introducing pupils to the range of future career options in engineering and removing their misconceptions about the subject.

  • providing as much enrichment as possible through extra curricular clubs trips with our pupils as possible.

  • exposing pupils to the latest engineering stories via an engineering Blog.

BUILD FUTURES BY:

  • improving pupils computer literacy with the latest computer aided design software and manufacturing processes.
  • getting pupils the practical skills they will need to succeed in further education and apprenticeships.
  • closing the gender gap in the subject. Offering lots of possibilities for both genders in Engineering through university visits and trips.
  • developing pupils' presentation skills so they can express themselves and their ideas coherently.
  • making pupils sustainability conscious in all they do.

At Chiltern Academy we:

  • introduce pupils to engineering careers.
  • offer engineering at KS4.
  • offer work placements.
  • deliver STEM days.
  • provide high quality learning resources.
  • participate F1 in schools.
  • teach pupils about Robotics and F1 in Engineering.
  • good links with Businesses and Engineering firms.
  • have strong University links in Engineering. 

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In PHYSICAL EDUCATION, our curriculum is designed to:

INSPIRE MINDS BY:

  • create a passion for sport and a healthy active lifestyle.
  • giving students leadership opportunities in lessons and beyond.
  • developing imaginative, creative, problem solving and resilient pupils.
  • exposing pupils to different and challenging situations within sport and physical activities and encouraging to face them head on.

BUILD FUTURES BY:

  • developing self-esteem, confidence and communication skills in leadership situations.
  • preparing pupils to have a knowledge of cultural, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual skills in a wide variety of differing situations.
  • giving students the tools to understand what makes a healthy active lifestyle and how to build upon this in to adult life. 
  • giving students analytical skills to assess situations and show resilience if things don’t go to plan.

At Chiltern Academy we:

  • deliver primary school festival sports leaders events.
  • have an extensive extra-curricular timetable.
  • compete in a range of sports events at town, county and regional level.
  • LTFC guest speaker to discuss elite level sport.
  • have a high quality learning resources and facilities.
  • sports events trips to Wembley, Saracens, Leicester Tigers, Twickenham.
  • lead SEND sports events.
  • charity events such as Santa Dash, Foodbank Fun Run, Sport Relief / Comic Relief events, NHS Charity Fun Run.
  • run Inter-house competitions.

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