The Mead Educational Trust is deeply committed to ensuring that all children and young people in its schools, particularly the least advantaged, receive an excellent education. Brook Mead Academy draws upon first class leadership and outstanding teaching and learning practices from across The Mead Educational Trust, making sure that each pupil has every opportunity to achieve.
Brook Mead Academy offers its pupils a uniquely rich curriculum based on the TMET secondary curriculum vision of giving “all our students access to the best which has been thought, said, written and created in every field of human endeavour so that they are knowledgeable, critical, enriched and well poised to lead fulfilling lives.” The curriculum for each subject is carefully crafted and sequenced by teams of subject experts and enthusiasts across our schools. Therefore, Brook Mead pupils receive the best academic provision, on a par with the best schools locally, regionally and nationally. This is complemented by an extended day which allows for a rich extra curricular offer to widen horizons, unearth talents and promote meaningful personal development.
Like all Mead secondary schools, our curriculum will have a particular focus on English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) subjects, namely English, maths, science, languages, and humanities. It is our aim that pupils graduate from Brook Mead Academy as articulate, resilient, well-rounded individuals who excel academically, in the arts, languages and on the sporting field.
Our key belief is that the all-round educational attainment of pupils is strengthened by their participation in a whole range of activities, not just classroom based academic ones. For this reason, every pupil will benefit from opportunities to develop their social and cultural capital. Activities such as pupil councils, theatre/musical productions, science projects, community projects, additional sporting activities or Duke of Edinburgh will be provided to ensure an enriching and challenging experience.
Brook Mead Academy will embrace the local community, holding it dear and ensuring that children from this part of the city are able to benefit from The Mead approach to education.
The Mead Educational Trust has developed strong mutually beneficial links with other schools, not only in Leicester but throughout the country and internationally. Through these links, pupils at Brook Mead have the opportunity to learn in different ways, including visiting other schools and hosting visits. This benefits pupils in terms of their learning and also in terms of global understanding and personal development.
Our comprehensive pastoral care system supports our pupils and includes pastoral coordinators in each year, non-teaching members of staff whose focus is the welfare of pupils. They work closely with teachers responsible for the year group and together support any individual pupils in need of care, support or advice.
There is dedicated time for teachers to continually develop their own learning so that each teacher in each lesson is able to do the best for each pupil.
With our commitment to social mobility and ensuring that all parts of the community benefit from this ambitious vision, we appeal to a high proportion of disadvantaged pupils at Brook Mead.
Courses of study
Year 7: English, Mathematics, Science, French, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Music, Art, ICT, Physical Education and PSHE.
Year 8: The above curriculum is continued.
Year 9: The above curriculum continues and a course is begun in Careers Education.
Physical Education includes a wide range of activities including, football, hockey, handball, cricket, netball, tennis, orienteering, health and fitness, gymnastics, basketball, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, dodgeball, athletics, rounders, softball. Also, dance is taught to all students at KS3.
An outline of the curriculum model:
The curriculum offer at KS3 contains a broad and balanced range of subjects throughout Years 7 to 9. All students have 30 lessons of 50 minutes duration comprising of the following subjects:
|Subject||Number of lessons per week|
|English and Reading for Pleasure||6|
Year 10 and 11: Pupils study English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), a Modern Language, Geography, History, Religious Education and Physical Education. They may also choose additional subjects from a broad range including Spanish, Business Studies, Computing, Art, Photography, Drama, Dance, Music, Sport, Product Design, Textiles, Food and Nutrition.
To discuss any of the subjects on our curriculum in more detail, please use this link for details of our Curriculum Leaders.