At Bexton the curriculum is all of the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum but also the wide range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of the children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave.
At Bexton we support children to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential. We believe that the children in Bexton are being developed for jobs which may not yet exist in our fast changing world, but we want them to develop intrinsic values which will allow them to be successful and happy people. Our curriculum will prepare children for this future.
At Bexton developed our statutory curriculum in 2014 with an initiative called Ethical Enterprise, so that the curriculum is personalised to meet the needs of all of our children. A key aspect of this curriculum is that each academic year four charities are chosen, which reflect global, national and local issues we feel our children need to learn about. The teachers then use the work of the charities within their planned curriculum.
Our house point system was also adapted to reflect this ethos and every house point a child earns also has a small monetary value. Enterprising activities are planned to raise money to fund the house points. This enables the schools to make contributions to the charities we are supporting and ensure our mission statement of ‘Together we make a difference’ be one the children and staff live on a daily basis.
For more information about curriculum coverage in each year group please click on the links below.