At Belmont, our curriculum builds progressive core knowledge and key curriculum concepts using a range of learning skills and subject skills. Our curriculum aims to lead to pupils being able to recall and describe the knowledge and concepts in familiar, unfamiliar, local and global contexts.
Our curriculum is mapped coherently and includes coverage of the National Curriculum adapted to meet the needs of our learners. Our provision offers a range of experiences for our pupils through a mixture of enhancements and an adapted version of the curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to challenge, engage and motivate with the ultimate goal that our learners progress academically and become successful, confident individuals who make a positive contribution to the community and society.
It is designed to enable pupils to make connections between their developing knowledge and concepts, their prior learning, and their lived experiences. Pupils are empowered to use their literacy, oracy, and digital communication skills to purposefully share and articulate their learning with others. Our curriculum enables our pupils to be successful, confident, and responsible individuals and citizens.
Class teachers are responsible for planning the curriculum for their class. They make decisions about what resources and materials they use, and how they differentiate them appropriately. They do this using their professional knowledge and expertise, sharing best practice and providing support for each other, focussed on outcomes for individual pupils.
Subject leaders and senior leaders are responsible for designing the progression in core knowledge, skills and concepts into long term plans. They ensure that all teachers are familiar with curriculum expectations through training, monitoring and coaching, with a focus on ensuring that outcomes can be achieved by all pupils.
Additionally, the use of Individual Education Plans which combine the key facets of development into an individualised plan for each pupil based on the areas set out in the SEN code of practice, the therapeutic targets developed in co-ordination with our multi-disciplinary staff and their academic targets identified by teachers and linked to Education Health Care Plans.
We have two distinct pathways that run through Belmont Primary and are designed to meet the needs of our growing cohort of children. Within each pathway, the overarching aims are:
- To provide a positive, happy, purposeful learning environment where children thrive academically and socially
- To provide an enabling environment that facilitates an efficient education
- To offer a range of teaching strategies to meet a child’s personalised needs based on understanding and knowledge of each child’s needs, interests, strengths, sensory profiles and learning styles
- To use individualised support plans that aim to develop social, communication and independence skills.
At the primary site to support our delivery of a PSHE curriculum, which encompasses the new requirements regarding Relationships, Sex and Health Education, we have implemented a myHappymind programme to support all pupils and we also implement the PSHE association scheme of work.