A Progressive Curriculum.
Achievement. Respect. Transformation.
The BGHS curriculum model is ambitious, throughout all the key stages, and designed to give all students, particularly the most disadvantaged and those with SEND, the knowledge and skills to build their cultural understanding and capital to succeed in life. It also addresses the right for equal access to appropriate courses and facilities to secure skills for future learning and employment.
The curriculum places a significant emphasis on numeracy and literacy, particularly reading and vocabulary, across all subject areas. Evidence of how teams promote reading and address the vocabulary gap in their subject areas is key.
Planning is personalised, in both content and pedagogy, coherent and logical in sequence and builds on prior knowledge and skills. The approach is focused on enabling our students to develop the deep and sustained powerful knowledge they need to become active and successful citizens. It promotes deep thinking, autonomy and independence and ensures that gaps in students’ knowledge and skills are actively addressed. Memory retrieval practices are embedded so students ‘Know more, remember more and do more’. Metacognition and interleaving in lessons is planned. We recognise the value of a wide range of courses, beyond those that count in currently accountable measures.
We provide a holistic curriculum which facilitates opportunities for all our students to participate in a wide range of enriching activities to help build confidence, self-esteem, communication and resilience. Positive attitudes to learning reflect a lifelong love of learning.
Fostering a sense of personal ambition and aspiration for all our students underpins our curriculum delivery. Extensive and personalised careers work commences in Year 7 and supports our students throughout their time in the school. We are committed to providing a rich and varied series of careers opportunities which support and extend curriculum learning. This is a curriculum in which British and humanitarian values are embedded and enable every student to become well informed and active citizens of the school and community.
If there’s anything else you would like to find out or discuss about our curriculum, please contact Helen Sheldrake, Co-Head of School.
For our Curriculum Policy please visit our Policies page.