The curriculum, including additional activities, provides pupils with a broad range of learning experiences that enable them to enjoy school. This prepares them well for life in 21st century Britain and for their next stage in education. Ofsted, Feb 2018
At the Bishop Creighton Academy, our curriculum offer is broad and balanced, it aims to;
- promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
- prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
We follow the statutory national curriculum which sets out in programmes of study, on the basis of key stages, subject content for those subjects that should be taught to all pupils.
We take a thematic approach to learning that allows pupils to use and apply skills and to develop links between subject areas. Our pupils learn through relevant experiences and are able to make connections between all their learning and also still meet the individual requirements of different subjects as outlined in the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
We endeavour to foster a life-long love of learning, through adopting a highly practical and cross-curricular approach that encourages pupils to be independent and responsible citizens. We use the Edison Connected Curriculum to support our thematic cross-curricular approach.
The academy is a Microsoft Showcase school, recognised for exemplifying some of the best teaching and learning utilising technology in the UK; this approach is planned not only to impact on pupil engagement but also to ensure our pupils are best prepared for future learning and employment - we are preparing our children for a world that does not yet exist. When using technology, we see a heightened level of pupil engagement and an opportunity for our teachers to personalise learning so that it better meets the needs of our diverse learners.
The academy’s teaching and learning policy is embedded securely across the academy and has been effective in establishing a consistent approach to teachers’ expectations and teaching strategies.
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