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Curriculum requirements: academies
If you're reviewing or updating your curriculum, find out what you need to cover to stay compliant with requirements and meet DfE expectations.
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Your trust is responsible for the curriculum in your school
It must make sure it's "balanced and broadly based" and:
- Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school, and of society
- Prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
There are some other requirements and expectations too, which we explain below.
- Check your funding agreement to see what it says about curriculum in your trust
- Ask your trust for more information or if you're unsure of anything in the agreement
You can see an example of how curriculum is covered in the DfE's model funding agreement (from section 2.41).
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision
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