At Barton Clough we have a curriculum that is relevant, engaging and exciting. Our curriculum celebrates all skills and subjects ensuring we provide opportunities for children to become life-long learners.  We focus on English and Mathematics as the foundations for all learning and are committed to nurturing young: writers, performers, readers, mathematicians, scientists, historians, geographers, artists, designers, musicians, sports persons and computer users.  Children are actively encouraged to follow their passions whilst becoming holistic learners. Our range of after school activities provide children with the opportunities to develop new passions and skills. Our curriculum immerses children in first and second hand experience that enables them to draw on prior learning to consolidate and expand their conceptual thinking.

As part of our ongoing development and improvement we are currently reviewing our curriculum to ensure that we are our curriculum meets what our expectations are. As part of our review and audit we are;

  • making sure our children are at the centre of all that we do. We believe strongly that the children should have a broad and balanced curriculum and are given additional opportunities to succeed in Music and Sport. Learning outdoors is also integral to our curriculum.
  • ensuring there are opportunities for for children to research, solve problems and work practically and co-operatively.
  • emphasising the core skills of speaking and listening, reading, writing, mathematics and science and how they can be applied across the curriculum.
  • exploring the characteristics of effective learners across the school. Are children resilient, motivated and engaged in learning?