Our school’s curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the various extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the children’s experience. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’ – what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We want children to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and cooperate with others, while at the same time developing their knowledge and skills, in order to achieve their true potential.
Class teachers are responsible for the pastoral care of pupils and the delivery of the curriculum. Some lessons may be taught by specialist teachers e.g. Physical Education. Pupils are taught in mixed ability classes, but may be set according to ability for Maths and Literacy from Year 2. Work is often planned jointly within a Year team to fully utilise the skills and expertise of a number of teachers and support staff. The work is relevant to the children of Baildon and matched to their various needs and abilities.
We value the breadth of curriculum that we provide and through this aim to foster creativity and independent learning. We believe in making learning fun.