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Teaching, Learning and Assessment

At Bishop Barrington School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.

It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. Our curriculum also includes the social aspects that are essential for life-long learning.

At Bishop Barrington we are proud of the fact that we are one of very few school in the area who have been judged to have outstanding teaching and learning in our most recent Ofsted inspection (2013). Below are a few sections from the report which explains why:

‘Teaching is impressive.  Many lessons are outstanding, with real sparkle.  Very effective teaching is the typical diet for students.’

‘Teaching is outstanding. Teachers work with great energy and skill. Regular monitoring leads to very effective training and coaching so that weak teaching has been eliminated and teachers constantly strive to do even better.’

‘Teachers are highly skilled professionals. They plan diligently and are well informed about students.’

‘There is a deeply embedded culture of learning, including amongst the non-teaching support staff.’

‘Disabled students and most with special educational needs make good progress. They get effective extra support out of lessons. In classrooms teachers are well aware of their needs.’

‘Disabled students and most with special educational needs learn well from teaching which is well matched to need.’

‘Across subjects, skills of reading, writing, speaking and number are developed with exceptional skill, care and persistence.’

We have a rigorous assessment and review process at Bishop Barrington School which means that we are able to intervene almost immediately if a child is not making progress. Additional monitoring takes place for pupils who have SEND

All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and pace suitable for their ability. Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupil needs.

At times modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the Curriculum, Bishop Barrington School continues to be committed to:

Click HERE for our ‘Year 7 Curriculum Guide’ publication

Click HERE for our ‘Going for Gold in Key Stage 3’ publication

Click HERE for our ‘Teaching and Learning’ policy

Click HERE for our ‘Assessment’ policy

Click HERE for our ‘Achievement and Standards’ publication.