At Birchfield we have designed our own School’s curriculum, which is fully compliant with the 2014 National Curriculum and its subsequent assessment documentation. We have also interwoven elements of our local school curriculum, in order to best meet the specific needs of our pupils.
We strongly believe in fitting our curriculum to the children we teach – rather than the other way round. We seek to ensure that our children encounter a rich and challenging learning experience through the breadth, flexibility and creativity of the curriculum that we provide, which sets out to promote the interest and engagement of both pupils and teachers.
We have a creative curriculum, which means that we link learning and skills from across all the subject areas into exciting topics which can be tailored by teachers to match their interests and the needs of the children in their class. Using this approach we are able to make learning relevant, interesting and fun. We enhance their curriculum through visits and visitors, alongside whole school focus days and trips. We believe in promoting the values of Britain and the multicultural and inclusive society in which we live.
We seek the highest standards of attainment for all our children. All children should have access to our curriculum, tailored to their individual needs. We aim to reduce, and where possible, eliminate barriers to accessing the curriculum.
Our aim at Birchfield is that children leave our school competent, confident readers, writers and mathematicians with the skills they need to be successful, lifelong learners and positive members of society.