At Bailey’s Court Primary School, we take a collective and very serious approach to the development of the ‘whole child’. This is demonstrated by a highly inclusive, bold, forward thinking and ambitious curriculum that reflects the school’s vision statement:
High emphasis is placed on children receiving a broad and balanced curriculum in all year groups throughout the school, that meets the requirements of the national curriculum in full and also provides significant additional development opportunities designed to support every child’s holistic development. Strong emphasis is placed on all children gaining the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in later life.
A careful balance is placed on providing sufficient time to effectively develop the academic achievement of our children (reading, writing and maths) alongside their emotional and social development. Our curriculum is designed to be flexible and fun and respond to the needs and interests of the children. Opportunities for children’s SMSC are embedded throughout, as are opportunities to learn about and adopt British Values. As part of the school’s commitment to whole child development, significant time is set aside for all children to engage regularly in enrichment activities as well as a progressive and highly successful Woodland Nurturing programme.
Children’s learning throughout the curriculum is planned for and assessed against a challenging and progressive set of objectives, which fully meet the statutory skills and knowledge requirements of the national curriculum. Teaching is sequenced in a way that allows children to successfully achieve these objectives and provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge needed for the next stage of their learning. The school receives regular yearly feedback from our three local secondary schools regarding how well prepared our pupils are when they begin the next stage of their learning journey at the beginning of Year 7.
The school takes a very inclusive approach and puts considerable resources into removing barriers to learning to ensure that all children can be successful. The school has a highly effective SEND and Inclusion Leader who coordinates and leads the school’s SEND and inclusion provision.