All pupils at Bure Park are taught a broad range of subjects throughout the school day:
English, Maths, Science, Personal Social Health and Economic education (PSHE), History, Geography, Religious Education, PE, Art, Technology and Music.
Pupils are set Academic Targets for each subject at the start of every term and pupils work towards achieving these.
Day time learning is delivered in a sequenced way through each stage, at each point checking learning and developing learning over time. This can be seen in our subject sequencing diagrams which outline what each pupil will learn throughout their time at BPSA. Whilst teachers understand the knowledge and skills to be gained at each stage, the curriculum and its delivery addresses gaps in knowledge and understanding from individual starting points to ensure our pupils develop, consolidate and deepen understanding across all areas over time.
Some pupils still need to embed the foundations of learning and therefore are best suited to an Early Years type provision and delivery, designed to develop communication and language, physical, personal, social, and emotional skills, literacy and mathematics, understanding of the world, and expressive arts and design. Supported by a carousel of continuous provision stations, appropriately designed and resourced, children in KS1 and 2 are introduced to imaginative learning projects, in a cross curricular approach, that build on knowledge and help make sense of concepts.
In early Key Stage 3 students experience a middle school approach to lessons by spending the majority of their time with one teacher and accessing some lessons with specialist secondary teachers. This ensures a smoother transition from Primary to Secondary and an opportunity for students to gain greater independence in a supported way. In the remainder of KS3 and 4 our pupils access a more traditionally organised provision, this supports with potential transition to mainstream school and further developing independent skills.
Students will leave Bure Park having experienced the warmth, kindness and support provided through meaningful relationships developed with staff. Their journey has been filled with engaging, exciting and explorative learning and enhanced with a wider offer of real life skills and opportunities.
Pupils will be encouraged and prepared to undertake the end of KS2 SATs tests. These are within Maths, Reading and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG). The tests are administered in school and form a part of our teacher assessments and judgments about where the children are ending Year 6 academically in different subjects. At the end of KS4 pupils will be able to sit a range of GCSEs with appropriate support and encouragement.