Curriculum Promises

The curriculum is what we do in school. We believe that your child is entitled to a broad, balanced, relevant, coherent, progressive and differentiated curriculum.

Each school in the Star MAT shares the same set of curriculum principles:

Curriculum Principles
The curriculum in each of our schools will be designed to help children become well rounded individuals who have had opportunities to develop:

  1. Themselves
    To become:
    ● Physically and mentally healthy
    ● Informed risk takers, problem solvers and critical thinkers
    ● Articulate communicators
    ● Reflective, resilient and able to self-regulate
  2. Their ability to interact with others and contribute positively to society
    To become:
    ● Tolerant and respectful of others: different people, places and cultures
    ● Responsible, aware and engaged citizens: locally, nationally and globally
    ● Able to develop appropriate and successful relationships
  3. The knowledge and skills which will equip them for life
    An entitlement to:
    ● Develop mathematical fluency and essential literacy skills
    ● Be taught a broad, rich and age appropriate programme of study in every subject
    ● Stimulating and exciting learning experiences both within and beyond the ‘classroom’
    ● Opportunities to take part in sport, performance and other creative activities
    ● Careers education and guidance

Each school will ensure that its curriculum:
● Reflects local context and is responsive to need
● Is informed by the National Curriculum programme of study for each subject
● Delivers careers education as defined by the Gatsby benchmarks
● Is adapted when necessary to address the specific SEND needs of individual pupils/students

Our Brayton Curriculum

The National Curriculum is the minimum entitlement in all schools. Here at Brayton we build on this basic structure and enhance it to make learning fun.

We believe very strongly that children learn best when they are happy and when they are fully involved in the learning process. This means that we plan our curriculum carefully to provide lessons which are stimulating and enjoyable.

We use a variety of teaching methods. These include whole class, group and individual teaching. We make realistic links between subjects to provide meaningful learning experiences for all children.

We work very hard to constantly improve and we always have areas of school life that we wish to develop. We strive to achieve consistently outstanding teaching in every class and constantly review the ways we work and develop new approaches.

Teachers plan carefully to meet the learning needs of all the children in their classes, differentiating work for children with special educational needs and more able children.

Parents are invited to discuss their child’s progress with teachers twice a year in the Spring and Summer Terms. In the Autumn term teachers meet with parents to discuss how children have settled into new classes and are developing generally. Progress is also summarised in children’s annual report at the end of the Summer Term.

Teaching and Learning – ‘Non Negotiables’

When teaching at Brayton C of E Primary School we promise that teachers will:

  • plan together in year groups so that all children have an equal experience.
  • differentiate the work so that there is challenge and support for all children.
  • not keep the KS1 children on the carpet for more than 10 minutes.
  • not keep the KS2 children on the carpet for more than 15 minutes.
  • draw together the learning with a plenary of some kind during or at the end of the learning session.
  • encourage children to ask questions and to take part in independent study.
  • mark and feedback on the work completed.
  • either work with a guided group of children or intervene and help with the learning of all the groups while they are working throughout the lesson.
  • encourage children to work quietly and use an indoor voice inside the buildings.
  • share and explain the Learning Objectives for the lesson.
  • encourage the children to be active and have high levels of participation.
  • ensure that their subject knowledge is sound.
  • stick to the school policies.
  • use good quality visual aids and appropriate resources.
  • take children outside to learn whenever possible.
  • use IT wherever appropriate.
  • utilise the expertise and support of other adults available.
  • refer to British Values and the church school ethos wherever appropriate