At Blacklow Brow we have the highest academic ambitions and our curriculum is designed to give all children the knowledge, self-belief and cultural capital they need to succeed in life and become educated, global citizens. This is reflected in our trust vision: “Believe, Achieve, Succeed”. Our aim is to provide an educational journey that enables children to develop powerful knowledge and become healthy in body, mind and soul. We strive to inspire our pupils to be aspirational and ambitious so that they have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
The curriculum is planned sequentially and taught in progressive steps. This is to ensure that the children build on prior learning and work towards clearly defined end points. This helps pupils to develop and embed key knowledge, skills and understanding for future learning.
The school has high academic ambitions for all children regardless of their starting points. This is particularly the case for children with identified needs such as those who are disadvantaged or SEND pupils. For these children, the curriculum is successfully adapted to meet their individual needs and will enable them to apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence.
Our curriculum is designed to provide rich experiences and develop the skills children need to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life. We have clear provision for developing spiritual, moral, social and cultural appreciation. This includes engagement with the fundamental British values and the development of skills and attitudes to enable pupils to contribute positively to life in modern Britain. Please see our Twitter page here for lots of examples.
As leaders we recognise that our curriculum continuously needs to grow and develop depending on the needs of our learners. As a next step we will be looking more at our foundation subjects and how we creatively use curriculum time to teach our objectives but in a more topic/thematic style approach.
Our curriculum does follow the National Curriculum. For more information, please click here.
For an overview of what children are taught please navigate via each year group by clicking here.
All staff at school are willing to talk to you about any area of the curriculum – so please speak to your class teacher.