Our curriculum is enquiry based, fully inclusive and meets the needs of all learners, starting from building strong foundations in our EYFS, supporting and challenging them on their journey to being secondary ready, and ultimately ensuring that they are equipped with the cultural capital, skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the future.
Our curriculum at Biggin Hill Primary School has been designed to give a distinct individual identity and ethos which reflects our shared values and vision. Our school context is a key driver when planning and implementing our progressive curriculum. We aim to equip our pupils with independence and the skills necessary to succeed in life.
To enable all pupils to achieve, the curriculum is designed in accordance with three underlying principles;
- Depth – To enable pupils to achieve depth in their learning by providing them with opportunities to master, revisit and build on key skills throughout their primary years
- Breadth – Provide breadth through offering experiences that are current, tangible and meaningful to our pupils in order to enrich their learning
- Balance – The shaping of our curriculum provides balance and encourages pupils to achieve academically, physically and emotionally
Our curriculum also allows pupils to work collaboratively, build resilience and ultimately become good citizens. Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC) and British values weave throughout our curriculum.
Our curriculum intent is to ensure that pupils will:
- Become independent learners
- Feel valued and respected
- Be inspired to hold high aspirations for the future
- Have an understanding of how to make healthy choices.
Our curriculum is implemented by teachers having expert skills and knowledge and supporting pupils with revisiting and building key concepts into their long term memory with transferable skills. It is current and relevant to the needs of the pupils and encourages partnerships with all stakeholders. Subject leaders are well-equipped to lead individual subjects and have a clear vision of what they want their subject to highlight.
The impact of our curriculum is measured through regular work scrutinies, subject specific learning walks, teacher and pupil discussions and data analysis. The Impact of our curriculum is seen not just through academic outcomes, but in our well-rounded citizens our pupils become who are ready to face their next steps in education and beyond. The school leadership team and governors drive the curriculum forward and monitor it relentlessly.
Becoming a multi academy trust has enabled us to work collaboratively and share best practice with other schools in the trust. We are constantly reviewing our working practices, developing research projects and consulting local and national guidelines in order to ensure that our curriculum is fit for purpose and provides our pupils with quality first education.