Empowering our pupils sits at the very heart of our curriculum design. We are passionate that every child who leaves any of our schools does so with a complete sense of self; with an ability to make informed decisions that reflect their own values and beliefs; a knowledge of where they sit in the world and the impact they can have. Curiosity is nurtured at every turn as we recognise that we are preparing our children for a future that will be vastly different to our current reality – a child who understands themselves will be well equipped to make choices that impact positively on themselves, others and their environment.
Building and reflecting our communities is an integral part of our thought process and we look to ensure our pupils recognise where they sit and the impact they can have on a local, national and global scale. Tolerance and an ability to recognise the views of others sit centrally to our curriculum ethos. In teaching children explicitly to articulate their views with respect, we recognise that every small moment and interaction can support them in developing a responsibility for their choices; where this sits with their own values and their impact on the world around them.
Our curriculum seeks to develop ambitious attitude for every pupil to place them in a position whereby their future choices are theirs to make. In considering a clear progression in skills, knowledge and experience, we equip children to be aspirational and the best possible version of themselves.
What does this look like at Bearnes?
Bearnes prides itself on being a nurturing community where children’s voices are heard. Our staff, pupils and families are supportive of one another and are integral to our success. We celebrate successes of all sizes for all of our pupils individually.
Our curriculum is, broad, varied, relevant and exciting. We ensure that we inspire our children to develop a love of school and learning. While the National Curriculum is at the core of our provision, we make learning experiences come alive, hooking the children’s imaginations with a wide range of hands-on experiences and inspiring visits and visitors.
We value each child as an individual through our nurturing approach.
The children at Bearnes will;
Develop knowledge and skills through an exciting and creative curriculum which fosters a lasting enjoyment of learning
Show respect and empathy towards others, enabling them to make positive relationships with a wide range of people
Appreciate the natural world as a source of wonder and inspiration, and play their part in maintaining and improving their environment