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the arrangements for payment will be the same as if the Academy were a maintained school, under Regulations made under section 47 of the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998.
2.21 The curriculum is the responsibility of the Academy Trust.
2.22 The Academy Trust must ensure that the curriculum provided in each Academy to pupils up to the age of 16 is balanced and broadly based. In respect of Mainstream and Special Academies, the Academy Trust must ensure that the curriculum includes English, mathematics and science. In respect of Alternative Provision Academies the Academy Trust must ensure that the curriculum includes English and mathematics.
2.23 The Academy Trust must publish information in relation to the current curriculum provision at each Academy on that Academy’s website, including:
a. the content of the curriculum;
b. its approach to the curriculum;
c. if applicable, the GCSE options and other Key Stage 4 qualifications offered by each Academy and, if applicable, any other qualifications offered by each Academy;
d. the names of any phonics or reading schemes in operation for Key Stage 1 if applicable; and
e. how parents (including parents of prospective pupils) and Commissioners (if applicable) can obtain further information about that Academy’s curriculum.
2.24 The Academy Trust must not allow any view or theory to be taught as evidence-based if it is contrary to established scientific or historical evidence and explanations. This clause applies to all subjects taught at an Academy.
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