At Birchensale, teaching takes place within a broad and balanced curriculum which builds on pupils’ prior learning and is accompanied by an effective social, moral, spiritual and cultural ethos. The curriculum helps to develop and prepare pupils for life in modern Britain. As directed by the Government, we follow the new National Curriculum as introduced in September 2014, with the exception of current Y6 pupils, who are following the old National Curriculum for one final year in 2014-15.
The curriculum at Birchensale
actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. This is underpinned by the school’s ethos of providing a caring, family atmosphere based on courtesy, co-operation, mutual respect and good manners.
- promotes tolerance of, and respect for, people of other faiths, cultures and lifestyles with effective social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of pupils, including through engaging pupils in extra-curricular activity and local community links.
- includes a balanced approach to pupils’ religious education encompassing all major world faiths.
- includes a variety of assemblies which help to promote pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development, providing clear guidance on what is right and what is wrong.
- parents are welcome, by arrangement with the school, to view curriculum documents. All courses offered are in line with the National Curriculum and are constantly under review.
- the School has a well-resourced Special Needs Department and also caters for our More Able pupils in all subjects.
Please use the links below to have a sight of the Curriculum maps.