Curriculum

We are passionate about our curriculum!

Society is full of change, complexity, risk and opportunity.  At Broadstone Middle School, we relish the chance to build the mental, emotional and social stamina that our young people will need to be successful in a future full of uncertainty.  We strive with relentless optimism for our young people to achieve the highest of expectations to become exceptional individuals.  It is a statistical certainty that not all youngsters are going to do well in exams.  We are therefore uncompromising in our commitment to help our young people to discover their passions and talents, strengthening the will and skill required to pursue them.  Without exception, we believe our young people can develop the confidence, capability and resilience needed to embrace the individual responsibility for making their own way in life.  We may not see the future, but they will and it is our job to help them make the very best of it.

To fulfill our vision for curriculum, we have characteristics that determine how the curriculum is constructed and what makes it into a programme to ensure that our pupils can be the very best version of themselves.  Our curriculum develops a rich knowledge base to enable pupils to successfully apply, manipulate and construct information in challenging and complex experiences.  We value the subject disciplines of the curriculum and have identified the big ideas of each subject to help our pupils develop the ability to think more deeply about what they are learning.  Our curriculum is designed so that pupils embrace new opportunities and creative ways of working.  Their learning is meaningful and purposeful designed in authentic contexts that offer breadth and variety to their learning.  Our curriculum is designed to enable pupils to be truly effective learners and ultimately masters of their own destination.  They will not fear failure rather they are expected to collaborate in teams and think deeply and analytically about the problems they are faced with.

Our curriculum aims to develop bright young citizens who have the valuable knowledge, desire to learn and moral standing to shape a future that we will all want to be part of.

Pupils in Year 5 and 6 (Key Stage 2) are taught mainly by their class teacher and follow a topic based approach.

Pupils in Year 7 and 8 (Key Stage 3) have a timetable that is more secondary based with pupils being taught by subject specialist teachers.

Should you wish to find out more information about the curriculum we offer, please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance or our Curriculum Director, Danielle Goulding, dgoulding@castlemanacademytrust.co.uk

Below are the curriculum overviews for each year group.