Curriculum at Bredenbury School

Whilst our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum, it is designed to meet the needs of our pupils in a small rural school. Our pupils are offered a very wide range of experiences to extend their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. Skills, attitudes and values are developed to prepare the children for the next stage of learning (Key Stage 1 to 2, and to be ‘secondary ready’), and enable them to be successful in the community. We believe that effective learning takes place when there is considerable emphasis on active involvement, opportunities to talk both imaginatively, expressively and to explain and clarify thinking. We make meaningful connections across subjects, and the school expects everyone to develop and show awareness of equal opportunities.

Bredenbury Primary School strives to be a fully inclusive environment where children grow, learn and achieve together. We value each child as an individual with a unique potential for learning. Their natural curiosity is fostered through a creative, ambitious curriculum where children are at the center of their learning, driven by their needs. It is a curriculum that excites and challenges and enables all to be responsible, resilient, successful learners. Our curriculum nurtures and prepares children educationally, socially, physically and morally for their continuing learning journey. Supported by a culture of equality and aspiration we aim to remove barriers to learning so that every child believes in themselves and can thrive. Through the curriculum children develop an understanding of citizenship and are empowered to make valuable contributions locally and globally.

Building on the good foundations laid in the homes of our children, we work in partnership with parents so that pupils leave our school as happy, confident, resilient and responsible young people with a highly developed sense of duty.

Our curriculum has a positive impact on everyone involved – pupils, staff and the wider community. Everyone is planning and working together and there’s a great sense of sharing and empathy, a real community spirit.

The curriculum is all the planned activities which we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the curriculum guarantees we as a school provide to develop the independence and responsibility of all of our pupils. We ensure that all children have a broad, balanced and relevant education which provides continuity and progression and takes individual differences into account. We aim to teach our pupils how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their full potential.

We believe that learning should be an enjoyable, lifelong process through which everyone can achieve their potential and exceed their expectations. We will challenge and support our pupils to do their very best, by providing an extensive range of learning experiences beyond the statutory requirement.

Our curriculum is the means by which we achieve our objectives of educating children in the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling lives. Our school curriculum is underpinned by our principle value of providing high quality educational experiences that are focused on continued improvement in whole school standards and the development of independent and responsible learner.

Curriculum Policy

Long Term Curriculum Map