At Bridge House Independent School, we provide a broad and balanced enquiry led curriculum based upon the needs of our children: one which builds upon their strengths, celebrates their uniqueness and challenges them to do and become more.
Our memorable curriculum recognises and builds upon prior learning and knowledge, with increasingly challenging enquiries. We provide meaningful, first-hand learning experiences in and out of the classroom and offer students numerous opportunities to develop their own essential life skills.
Every opportunity is made to provide a vocabulary rich curriculum: reading opportunities are emphasised in every area of the curriculum and high-quality and engaging texts have been chosen to enhance the children's understanding, knowledge, and vocabulary across different subject areas.
Through our curriculum we aim for our children to develop confidence, resilience and empathy. We will support them to develop the breadth of skills, attitudes and knowledge necessary for them to be successful, responsible and happy citizens. We will place a strong emphasis on the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all our pupils and we will embed the clear set of values that underpin expectations for behaviour for all members of our school family.
Community involvement is core to our curriculum and embraces the community in which we are situated. It recognises local history, heritage, geographical and business links and supports the children in developing a greater understanding of the world around them. We encourage the children to ask and answer questions about both their local and global community.
Throughout their time at Bridge House we aim for the children to develop a sense of belonging and responsibility and hope that they will leave us with the confidence and skills to make safe decisions, hold high aspirations for themselves, and feel equipped for the next stage in their lives.
Our rich rolling, two-year curriculum spans Key Stage One to Four, with careful consideration having been given to how the curriculum will prepare students for the next Key Stage. This includes a strong subject rationale, which provides the foundation for a curriculum which is carefully sequenced to spiral through the year groups and Key Stages, giving multiple opportunities to re-visit, build upon and further deepen knowledge.
Termly Enquiry Questions, coupled with numerous enrichment opportunities enable us to purposefully inter-link subjects, interleave learning opportunities, embed knowledge by building schema in the long-term memory, so ensuring future progression. This approach also ensures that new skills are learned and developed in line with the student’s personal development; taking account of their differing abilities, experiences and knowledge.