INTENT

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Our intent is that the Curriculum:

  • Provides a broad, deep, ambitious and knowledge rich journey that is truly comprehensive and accessible to all students
    • All students can study a strong academic core of subjects offered by the E Baccalaureate
    • All students can study a range of vocational and technical subjects to examination level
    • All students receive a three-year, Key Stage 3, core curriculum which is focused on promoting creative arts subjects, and students can continue their studies to examination level
  •  Is designed and sequenced to allow all students to build, retain and retrieve powerful, transformative knowledge
    • Curriculum mapping in all subjects is clearly sequenced to maximise learning and underpinned by quality assessment processes
    • Retrieval Practice and Spaced Recall activities are incorporated into every lesson
    • There are clearly defined ‘end points’ in every subject 
  • Delivers experiences for students to learn to be successful, to gain useful, transferable skills and achieve high standards of academic achievement
    • High academic expectations are promoted for all students alongside clear modelling and worked examples
    • Scaffolding of tasks, additional support and intervention provides students of all abilities to achieve high standards
  • Affords opportunities for all students to develop the reading, literacy, oracy and numeracy skills required for success in the wider curriculum and in adult life
    • Every student, including those in the Sixth Form, has a taught Literacy lesson every fortnight
    • All subjects follow the whole school approach to reading strategies and introduction of new vocabulary
    • The Oracy Charter is incorporated into every lesson
    • Reading intervention programmes support learners who are not making age-expected progress
  • Expands students’ perspectives through a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities to promote their sense of moral and social responsibility
  • Develops respectful and responsible citizens who are able to thrive as healthy individuals who can make a positive contribution to society
  • Ensures that all students are safe and understand how to stay safe
    • All students, including those in the Sixth Form, has a taught Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship lesson every week
    • Students in Key Stage 3 have a weekly Religious Education lesson; this is incorporated into the PSHCE programme for the older students
    • Weekly Year Group assemblies have an SMSC focus
    • A range of calendared events further support the promotion of SMSC throughout the school
  •  Fosters a strength of character, confidence and resilience that will help students to cope with choices and overcome the challenges they are likely to encounter in life
    • Year 7 and 8 students study a Character curriculum as part of their PSHCE lessons
    • There is a Mindfulness programme in place for all students
    • A calendared Power of Resilience Day is an annual event for Year 11 students
  •  Supplies an appropriate range of opportunities and experiences to inspire students to succeed in the next stage in their education, training or employment
    • C&K Careers provide an impartial service and guidance and are based in the school
    • Multiple calendared events throughout the year are focused on Careers
  • Promotes a culture of high expectations for students’ behaviour, attitudes and personal development
    • Brooksbank follows the Positive Behaviour in Schools (PBIS) programme and this is promoted throughout the school as part of the Aspire – Work Hard – Achieve ethos

Please click this link to get more details abour our curriculum.

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