The curriculum at The Batt School is designed to enthuse, challenge and encourage our children to develop both their knowledge and skills in every area of Primary school learning. We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that has the individual child at the heart of everything we do.
We believe that our curriculum enables pupils to foster a love of learning, develop life-long skills and engage in first-hand experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote their thinking. The central aims of our curriculum are to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve; to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Through a well-planned and organised curriculum, effectively taught by qualified, enthusiastic and committed teachers, pupils are helped to:
- Develop the essential literacy and numeracy skills they need to learn;
- Develop the attitudes, understanding and skills to become successful, independent learners;
- Work toward achieving their potential;
- Develop lively enquiring minds
- Develop personal values, qualities and attitudes and be respectful other people and their views and opinions;
- Foster their creativity;
- Develop appreciation and concern for the environment;
- Work co-operatively with others;
- Gain a joy and commitment to learning that will last a lifetime.
Our curriculum is designed to reflect our aims and to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and other government guidance. Please see the 2014 National Curriculum on the government’s Department for Education website via the link to the left.
In line with statutory requirements, the children are formally assessed at the end of Key Stage One (Year Two) and at the end of Key Stage Two (Year Six SATs). The results of these assessments are published by the government and are available in the Information section of this website. In addition to these end of key stage tests, the children are assessed at three points during the year – Autumn, Spring and Summer, as well as ongoing formative assessments, which enables the staff to monitor progress effectively and set appropriate individual targets.