Biscovey Academy is committed to delivering a broad and balanced curriculum which will equip our children with the skills, knowledge and understanding that they will need for their next stage in learning and to be good citizens in the wider world we live in. Our curriculum not only meets the requirements of The National Curriculum but also the needs of our children in our school.
As a whole school, we provide a creative curriculum based around the "Cornerstones Curriculum". This is an exciting and inspiring topic based curriculum.
What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. The curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning and Knowledge Rich Projects which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our topic based curriculum provides a variety of learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
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 rigorously 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.