At Button Lane Primary School, we respect and value all pupils and are committed to ensuring that children have the best start to their education by teaching a curriculum that is rich and deep in knowledge and develops skills that supports pupils to develop a self-belief that will equip them for their future lives.
Excellent pastoral provision underpins the success of our curriculum. Through a collective layered approach, it ensures that all children develop a strength of character and resilience to promote positive physical and mental health. We value the use of the outdoors in our curriculum to enrich and enhance learning experiences.
Through a carefully planned and sequenced curriculum, we aim to broaden the children’s knowledge and experiences by opening up the world around them and helping them to realise the opportunities it holds. Our curriculum is driven by a mastery approach where we focus on children being able to retain information and make links across the curriculum. Children are encouraged to take pride in all that they do.
Learning is deep and meaningful and empowers children to be confident and aspirational, whilst building their cultural capital. We expect pupils to always strive to be the best that they can be. Our curriculum is motivational and accessible to all, enabling children to learn, thrive and achieve in all areas of life.
We celebrate and welcome equality within our school and our curriculum recognises that children are part of a local and a larger global community where they have a social responsibility to become good citizens in the world that they live in. Our pupils understand the rights they have as a child and will demonstrate empathy in supporting and respecting the rights of others. In turn, they are confident to express their own opinions to bring about a positive change in our community.
Button Lane’s carefully crafted curriculum balances the national expectations and an all-encompassing range of experiences to allow our children to flourish. Our curriculum is broad and balanced and helps the children to learn about the world around them. It is based on the National Curriculum but there are many other planned experiences that make up an inspiring wider curriculum that offers the children the opportunity to achieve success in varying areas. We love to involve learning both inside and outside, promoting the pupils social, moral, cultural and spiritual development. Clear strategic planning allows the curriculum to be dynamic and adapt to the context of the school and children’s needs.
Our curriculum has high expectations to combine transferable skills, demonstrate a breadth of vocabulary and develop strong cross curricular links.
High expectations of progress applies to all children, those working above, at, or below age-related expectations, including those who have been identified as having special educational needs.
Teaching and learning is characterised by ambitious objectives and early intervention to keep pupils on track, this is alongside rigorous assessment to monitor and maintain pupil progress.
The effective teaching practices at Button Lane Primary School ensures that all staff expect everyone to succeed.
We use triangulated monitoring throughout the year to monitor the impact of the curriculum design. Senior leadership, Middle leadership and Subject leadership monitor individual subjects. This is completed through a range of mechanisms, reviewing learning, evaluating pupil voice, providing individual feedback to move practice forward, celebrating positives and highlighting areas of development.