Through our curriculum provision we aim to:
- Provide exciting learning experiences that will engage, challenge and inspire children to ‘reach for the stars’.
- Ensure that children take a greater responsibility for their learning experiences through reflection and self-evaluation of their strengths and areas for improvement.
- Ensure children develop confidence and a high self-esteem and understand how this relates to their commitment to learning and building a school community.
- Create learners develop a love of learning and commitment to excellence in that learning.
- Ensure learners can articulate their thoughts and thinking clearly with a well-developed range of vocabulary.
- Ensure children are always using key skills across all subjects.
At Baden Powell School we seek to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that will allow our children to flourish academically, socially and emotionally. Our curriculum will ensure that our children will develop strong subject knowledge with relevant subject specific skills that will provide them with a strong foundation for the next stage of their educational journey. Across all curriculum provision we will ensure that children experience the intrinsic joy that comes from the learning process.
The Baden Powell Curriculum will provide opportunities for children to become independent, confident learners with a strong commitment to learning and self-improvement. Through their engagement with the curriculum the children at Baden Powell School will develop their empathy, resilience, tolerance, respect and commitment to being an active and positive member of the diverse community we live within.
The curriculum will be driven by the high aspirations of both staff and children with the underlying school commitment to ‘reach for the stars’ displayed through our commitment to our learning. These high aspirations will be reflected in our inclusive environment that allows all children, whatever their need, the right to access the breadth of the curriculum along with their peers.
All staff have high expectations for the children in relation to both their intellectual growth and their learning behaviours. The curriculum will be implemented with the underlying commitment to ensuring that children acquire the specific subject knowledge that will allow them to then develop the subject specific skills which will enhance both their understanding and knowledge application.
The curriculum is taught in blocks related to specific subject areas and these blocks will deliver the identified key subject knowledge that each child should have as they progress across each year group and key stge. Teachers should have secure subject knowledge and be able to use this to assess children and ensure their progress across all areas of the curriculum.
Effective pedagogical practice is the cornerstone to successful curriculum implementation and the school will derive professional development programmes that ensure teaching staff continually improve and fine tune their pedagogical knowledge and practice.
Curriculum impact is measured in a range of ways using summative and formative assessment; book scrutiny carried out by subject leads and senior leaders; learning walks; display checks; children’s feedback and focus groups – all of these should show evidence of clear learning and progress across each term, year and key stage.
The school has clear outcomes for each specific subject and this learning should be evidenced in children’s books and in conversations with them. The clear impact should be reflected in the children being fully prepared for the next stage of their education or having made clear progress from their starting point upon entry into the school and across each year group and key stage.
Statements of Intent
The school uses Read, Write, Inc to teach phonics across Foundation Stage and Key Stage One.
We teach Spanish from year to year six and follow Hackney Education designated scheme of work.