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Every Opportunity for Excellence
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Every Opportunity for Excellence

Key characteristics of the BGHS curriculum

  • Our curriculum is rich, varied, and engaging. It is broad, balanced and inspiring  and we are highly ambitious for what our young people can achieve

  • It complies with national guidance from the DfE, covering all aspects of the National Curriculum and enables students to achieve the best possible outcomes within the new qualifications framework and best 8.

  • Our teachers are experts and we have a highly skilled staff team, with strong subject knowledge and a passion and commitment for their subject areas. 

  • Our leaders focus on improving subject pedagogical content knowledge in order to enhance the teaching of the curriculum and the appropriate use of assessment so it is fair and unbiased.

  • It brings students into contact with the elements of learning (knowledge, concepts, skills, understanding, application and attitudes) and the areas of learning experience (religious, aesthetic/creative, human and social, linguistic and literary, mathematical, moral, physical, scientific, spiritual and technological).

  • Our curriculum is constantly being adapted to give all students, particularly disadvantaged students and students with SEND the knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in life.  

  • Our curriculum ensures students receive an appropriate curriculum for their needs both in content and pedagogy, including life skills, amended curriculum provision or alternative curriculum provision where appropriate.

  • We run a three year Key Stage 3 programme so students receive their full KS3 entitlement. 

  • The proficiency and a ‘love of’ reading have been identified as key to promoting learning across the curriculum. A detailed daily reading scheme has been introduced for all year groups, including post 16, on a daily basis.  Students are exposed to a range of genres, of increasing sophistication, through our literary canon, as they progress through the school. 

  • It ensures that students’ progress in literacy and numeracy enables them to access the wider curriculum and prepares them for adult life.

  • Our curriculum provides a strong academic core through English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subject areas while giving equal value to creative subjects. 

  • It helps students develop character, personal moral values, respect for religious values and tolerance of other races’ beliefs and ways of life.

  • Our curriculum ensures students learn how to keep themselves and others healthy and safe, including online, through embedded Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.

  • It helps students to develop healthy and happy relationships with others through Relationship Education (RSE).

  • Our curriculum supports the development of student physical and mental well-being.

  • It provides a wide range of unique life experiences through extra-curricular and the holistic curriculum.

  • It recognises the role of parents as partners in the education of their children, facilitating the involvement of parents/carers in the learning process and ensuring at all times effective communication and reporting about the progress of their children.

  • Our curriculum develops ambitious plans for the future through high quality, age-appropriate Careers Information Advice and Educational Guidance (CIAEG) to support future choices.

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Trust Adress

  • Batley Girls’ High School
  • Windmill Lane, Batley
  • WF17 0LD
  • Batley Girls’ High School is part of Batley Multi Academy Trust, company number 07732537, a Company incorporated as private limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales and an exempt Charity. Registered Office Blenheim Drive, Batley, WF17 0BJ.