Our approach to learning:

At Braintcroft E-Act Primary Academy, we provide pupils with a global curriculum based on knowledge and skills that are relevant for the 21st century. We believe that global learning helps children make sense of the increasingly complex and rapidly changing world in which they live, increasing their awareness. Our curriculum enables pupils to think critically about world issues and to develop an awareness of the impact our own actions can have on others.

Our curriculum is coherent and well planned, building on what has come before and encourages pupils to be curious about their learning. It has been organised in a way which enables pupils to revisit knowledge and build depth of knowledge and understanding as well as in a way to help pupils learn more and remember more. Through the way our curriculum is organised, we help pupils make meaning of the world, develop their vocabulary and broaden their horizons.

Each subject is content rich, with knowledge carefully selected and deliberately ambitious. Lessons follow a clear sequence allowing opportunities for deliberate practise and memory recall. We place a strong emphasis on providing our pupils with rich experiences, including trips and visitors to expand horizons and life experience.

Assessment opportunities are carefully planned so that they are purposeful, support learning and inform us as to whether our curriculum and or the delivery of it is effective. These include both low-stakes, informal assessments alongside more formal assessments, including testing. A programme of continuous quality assurance is in place to ensure that the curriculum intent and implementation is effective

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