Curriculum Statement

At Brough Primary School we offer all children an excellent education ensuring that all pupils are well-equipped for the next stages in their education. We are proud to be a welcoming, successful and inclusive school.

We recognise everyone as a unique individual with their own ambitions, skills and dreams. Our school aims to provide an environment that encourages life-long learning, and allows all children to pursue their interests and talents into the next stage of their education.

For September 2021 we have launched a redesigned curriculum. The medium and long term plans can be accessed through the relevant year group page or individual subject pages.

Brough Primary school offers a broad and balanced curriculum that builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children. See individual subject pages for intent, implementation and impact.

Topics covered incorporate the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school. The curriculum incorporates all aspects of social, moral, spiritual and cultural education as well as being reactive to events that are happening in the world outside school so that it is engaging and meaningful for all pupils in all year groups. It is therefore quite normal for topics to change from year to year. The curriculum makes use of areas of local interest such as The Humber, as well as studying local historically important figures such as William Wilberforce. Click below on the subject areas for more information:

The school is committed to learning outside the classroom, utilising both the wonderful grounds in which the school is located and educational visits. Prior to Covid 19 the school held three residential visits each year: an overnight stay in The Deep for Year 4, a four night residential stay in Cloughton North Yorkshire for Year 5 and a three night stay at an adventurous outdoor centre – which will now be High Adventure near Keithley. We are in the process of organising residential visits once again at the moment.

Further information:

For further curriculum information please refer to the subject and year group pages or contact the following:

‘Teachers ask supplementary questions to make sure that pupils have a full understanding of the work they are doing and are making good progress. ‘

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‘Pupils participate in competitive sports, such as cross-country, squash and football, as well as winning local dance competitions.’

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‘The extra funding for those pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is used highly
effectively.’

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‘An analysis of pupils’ work by inspectors showed good gains in knowledge, skills and
understanding in reading, mathematics and a wide range of subjects.’

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‘The headteacher has made sure that senior leaders, and middle leaders, have had very
effective training’

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‘Pupils study a wide range of subjects and have a good range of additional activities to
broaden their experiences.’

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‘The school promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural education very well.’

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‘The headteacher and governors have high expectations of staff and pupils.’

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‘Astute use of professional development and support for staff has resulted in good teaching.’

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‘All pupils spoken to say they are safe in school and they enjoy school.’

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‘School leaders
and governors are passionate about pupils’ achievement and personal development. ‘

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‘The primary school physical education and sports funding is used very well.’

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‘Governors make a strong contribution to the development of the school.’

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‘Teachers’ skilful questioning is used well, especially in guided reading and in mathematics to deepen pupils’ learning.’

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‘Staff morale is high and there is a shared sense of purpose and a desire for all pupils to
achieve their full potential.’

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‘Parents value the school’s work highly. They believe the school is well led and indicate that the new headteacher has improved the school and that staff are supporting their children well.’

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‘Currently, pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, develop good skills and knowledge in reading,
mathematics and a wide range of subjects. ’

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‘Pupils take part in
visits to places of interest that then contribute
very well to their learning.’

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‘Teachers assess pupils’ work accurately and use their good subject knowledge to plan
interesting tasks that engage pupils well.’

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‘Pupils are pleasant,
polite and respectful. Attendance is above
average.’

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‘The school’s enhanced provision for those pupils who have special educational needs
(SEN) and/or disabilities is a strength of the
school,’

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‘The local authority has a clear picture of the development of the school and has supported this school securely on its journey of improvement.’

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‘Pupils engage effectively in learning and enjoy school.’

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‘Children settle quickly into Reception and make good progress because of good leadership and
good teaching.’

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‘There is full engagement by the school in a local sports partnership. Pupils say that they
enjoy sport.’

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‘The enhanced provision, The Bridge, is making a significantly positive contribution to pupils’ ability to self-manage their needs.’

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‘Parents and carers have a very high level of confidence in the work of the school.’

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‘The curriculum offers many exciting opportunities for learning.’

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‘Pupils make a good contribution to their learning.’

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‘The special educational needs coordinator identifies the needs of pupils very accurately and makes sure strong provision is in place to meet pupils’ needs.’

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