At Brookland School we have designed a curriculum that is ambitious and accessible to ensure all learners, particularly the most disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are embedded with the knowledge and cultural capital with which they will utilise as they develop and succeed in life.
The intent of Brookland School curriculum is to deliver a creative curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic development.
Our ambition is to ensure high achievement for all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND. In designing our curriculum, we have taken account of the wide-ranging social and economic backgrounds of our families. Our curriculum accelerates pupils’ acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding. It ensures they can access and excel at an age-appropriate standard.
In our curriculum, there is a carefully planned series of learning opportunities and experiences that develop every child’s sense of curiosity, awe, and wonder. It develops learning and the acquisition of knowledge, building on prior learning so that children know more, remember more, and understand more.
The school has the same academic, technical, or vocational ambitions for all learners. Where this is not practical – for example, for some learners with prominent levels of SEND – its curriculum is designed to be supportive and creative to meet their individual needs.
The school uses a range of pedagogical approaches, each closely aligned to the project being used as a stimulus and the skills being developed by the lesson. A mix of whole-class, group and individual teaching is used, and teaching styles vary according to the needs of the pupils. In this way teachers ensure that the pupils perform according to their aptitudes and abilities.
Brookland School will ensure that each pupil’s EHCP outcomes and educational provisions are incorporated into the delivery of lessons, through scaffolding and differentiation and effective sharing of ECHP aims, which are monitored and assessed by the SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co Ordinator).
Schemes of work are designed to support the sequencing of the development of knowledge and skills, allowing children to reinforce, develop and build on this knowledge as they progress through school.
The impact of our curriculum means that pupils will:
Develop their social, emotional and behavioural needs.
Have opportunity to develop their literacy and numerical skills.
Achieve good academic attainment in line with mainstream education.
Gain appropriate qualifications and accreditation.
Develop personal moral values, respect for religious values and tolerance of other races’ beliefs and ways of life.
Understand the world in which they live.
Develop lively, enquiring minds, an ability to question and argue rationally and an ability to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills.
Be prepared for return to mainstream school or the next stage in their education.
Brookland School aims to provide a curriculum that will inspire and challenge all learners and prepare them for the future, whether this be to continue their educations with us, a return to mainstream education or more specialist provision.