Curriculum

At Bexton the curriculum is all of the planned activities that we organise to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the wide range of extra-curricular activties that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of the children. It also includes the 'hidden cirriculum' or what the children learn from the way that they are treated and expected to behave. At Bexton we support children to grow into positive, responsible people who can work and co-operate with others.

We have 10 curriculum aims, which set out our intention for the curriculum and evaluate if our curriculum is working well:

Our curriculum should:

  1. Encourage a love of learning and be delivered by teachers who are passionate about the subjects they teach- we believe that pupils who enjoy their learning and experience engaging lessons will lead to better outcomes. 
  2. Meet the needs of all the pupils in the school- ensuring that our curriculum is well matched to the needs of our pupils, including those with additional needs, ensures that children achieve well.
  3. Give all pupils the opportunity to learn through a broad and balanced curriculum- a breadth of knowledge and experience is important and should be offered to all children. 
  4. Be mapped out clearly so that key knowledge is explicit- a clearly mapped out curriculum will support teachers to deliver the curriculum well and will ensure key content is explicit and revisited. 
  5. Be progressive -teachers should ensure that pupils achieve the standards set in each subject in their year group.
  6. Be challenging -pupils should be expected to achieve the highest standards and give scope for them to challenge themselves.
  7. Allow for deeper learning- allowing children the time to deepen their understanding should ensure mastery of skills and long term learning. Depth of learning can be defined as creative application of the basics.
  8. Allow for natural links between subjects through some cross curricular teaching -making links between subjects can stengthen learning and make best use of time available. 
  9. Be flexible-our curriculum needs to be responsive to children's interests and topical events. It should also be evaluated and tweaked regularly. 
  10. Explore diverse experiences and viewpoints- our curriculum needs to ensure children develop an understanding of the complex and diverse world they live in by exploring a range of cultures, beliefs and experiences. 

 

 

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