Brandhall Curriculum Statement
Brandhall has taken advantage of the opportunities offered by the introduction of the 2014 National Curriculum to develop a curriculum centred around learning and challenge.
We have undertaken training as subject leaders and whole staff and agreed our curriculum vision and principles that set out the whole school curriculum; this centres around learning and teaching, challenge and real life, meaningful outcomes.
All children should be;
- Numerate, literate and effective communicators
- Happy and confident
- Curious learners and independent thinkers
- Collaborative and understanding of each others needs
- Persevering and resilient
- Successful and able to identify where they have made progress
All children should develop;
- High quality basic skills
- Good listening skills and be listened to and supported in their learning
- Engagement, intrigue and ownership of their learning
- Teamwork skills, valuing diversity and connecting with others
- The ability to see mistake or failure as a learning opportunity
- Reflection and ability to share and talk about their work and their peers
In our curriculum these points will look like this;
- Maths and English running through all curriculum areas, strong stories, clear audience and purpose and plentiful opportunities to communicate
- Opportunities to communicate and develop active listening and respect, constructing the learning as a class within the given structure and celebration of all learning outcomes
- Children ask and answer questions as a fundamental part of learning, clear moments for experiential learning are planned for and pupils have the opportunity to make decisions and take some responsibility
- Planned for opportunities to work in different groups with different models of working including parents and the wider community (school and beyond)
- Parts of learning will be presented as a question or challenge to be explored or answered, opportunities for the children to make mistakes in a safe working environment will be offered – classroom environment is key
- Lessons will include opportunities to review and improve work through self or peer assessment and feedback from the teacher. AfL will be used effectively and planned for.