Last day of term: Wednesday 19th December - 1:45pm finish - - - - - - Return to school: Monday 7th January 2019

Curriculum Statement

 

Biscovey Academy is committed to offering a broad, balanced, innovative and engaging curriculum which is relevant to the needs of all our learners.

 

Broad and balanced

As an Academy School, we have taken full advantage of the curriculum freedoms offered to us.

However, at the same time, we make sure that we meet any legal requirements we do have under the terms of the current national curriculum and take any elements from it which we feel are beneficial to the learning needs of our children. This may include specific content such as topics, or simply key learning objectives.

The result is a rich and varied curriculum which not only includes the daily teaching and learning of English and Mathematics, but which includes provision for the delivery of Science, Physical Education, ICT, Art and Design, Design Technology, Geography, History, Religious Education, Modern Foreign Languages, Music and PSHE all taught through a topic based (or “themed” approach).

 

Creative, Engaging and Inspirational

By delivering our curriculum through a themed approach, children are given the opportunity to wholly immerse themselves in a topic, leading to a high-quality learning experience.

Typically, a themed unit of work will be “launched” through an extended learning session, usually taking the form of an out of school trip, or a workshop/visit from a specialist provider. This provides a catalyst for the children’s learning: igniting their creative spark, encouraging them to question further and giving them the opportunity to take ownership over how their learning develops.

Through this rich, creative curriculum, the school contributes to the development of a child’s self worth, a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and an optimism for the future in all our pupils.

 

Relevant to the needs of our pupils

By communicating regularly with our children, parents, carers and local community, as well as rigourously analysing data to establish areas of strength and development; we are able to offer a curriculum which is highly relevant and tailored to the needs of our children, as well as allocate resources accordingly.  

This includes introducing intervention programmes to support our most vulnerable children, or those who experience barriers to their learning; as well as offering challenges and opportunities to extend our most able learners.

 

Delivered through high quality teaching

Our dedicated, enthusiastic teaching team are committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning. In doing so, they are well supported by an experienced and motivated team of support staff who hold the specific needs of individual children as paramount.

We provide the very best learning opportunities through experiential learning, by delivering innovative, flexible and inspiring lessons and imparting sound knowledge to our children.