Curriculum Aims and Vision
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.
We work hard to ensure that pupils receive a curriculum that enables them to become:
We aim to achieve this by ensuring that our curriculum:
- is broad and balanced through creative and flexible timetabling, interesting and diverse topics / projects and special themed events
- is appropriate for pupils, with regards to their age, ability and aptitude
- enables appropriate progression for all pupils along the continuum of learning
- incorporates opportunities for the application of cross-curricular skills
- incorporates assessment for pupils’ progression
- responds to pupils’ needs, experiences and input
Our vision is that the curriculum will enable pupils to develop functional and social skills leading to a greater independence through a creative curriculum
The content of the curriculum, how pupils are supported and our assessments are shown in the Curriculum Wall. 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.
Subject areas generally follow a two year programme and include a significant variety of exciting creative themes. 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 allowing generalisation which is a crucial skill for all of our pupils.