Billing Brook School

Curriculum Vision and Intent

Billing Brook’s School curriculum is bespoke, meeting the specific needs of pupils at OUR School. It is developmental in nature; reflecting important areas of learning for each cohort of pupils at School. It is designed to provide opportunities for pupils to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to be successful lifelong learners; there is a balance between academic and personal development.                                         

 Our curriculum provides pupils with opportunities to develop core skills, extend their subject knowledge and to practice, generalise and apply these skills in real life and practical situations. For all pupils we will enable them to gain external accreditation of their learning at a level and in subject areas that are appropriate for them and which will prepare them for the next stage in their lives. 

We deliver our curriculum in a varied way to ensure pupils remember, make links, make predictions, plan, think creatively, problem solve, show understanding and evaluate their learning.

Pupils re-visit learning and topics engaging in more challenging learning outcomes.  This process ensures progression and embeds learning through repetition giving a real in-depth ‘mastery’ of understanding as well as opportunities for allowing generalisation, which is a crucial skill for all of our pupils.  Our assessment framework aims to capture the progress that pupils make as well as indicating the depth of their understanding.

 

Curriculum Framework

Our bespoke Curriculum for Life is split into three frameworks:

Foundations for Life - EYFS

Learning for life- KS1-KS3

Preparing for Life - KS4 & 5

Foundations for Life: EYFS

Our EYFS curriculum is an ambitious and progressive framework that provides children with the knowledge and understanding to be the best that they can be. We want to develop and enhance each child's potential; enabling them to become independent and curious learners, preparing them for the next stage in their learning journey.

Learning for Life: KS1 to KS3​

Our Learning for Life curriculum provides sequential learning objectives that aim to build on prior learning so that pupils learn and remember more. Pupils are provided with opportunities to apply their learning in a variety of different situations.​

 

 Preparing for Life: KS4 to KS5

                

Our Preparing for Life curriculum provides experiential learning that aims to build on prior learning, previous knowledge and student skillset. Students learn  through the application and repetition of both established and new skills, knowledge and behaviours, to support the skills, knowledge and behaviours that life demands.​