Curriculum (In progress)
Curriculum core values
The mission statement of Blackfen School is ‘Raising aspirations, releasing potential’. The outcome of this goal is summed up in our vision statement:
We believe that our school community is a happy and successful one because we offer a unique learning experience of ongoing challenge in a caring environment. Blackfen sets out to challenge students from day one in Year 7 to their last exam in Year 13.
We believe in hard work, resilience and a determination to succeed, learning from the lessons of failure to become successful. We believe in raising the aspirations of everyone in our community of inspiring a belief that ‘anything is possible’ amongst our students, staff, governors and parents.
We believe in developing our students into confident, responsible citizens ready to play an active role in the wider community.
The intent of the curriculum at Blackfen School is to implement the school vision: to raise the aspirations and release the potential of every young person in our care, on a daily basis. This means that the content and design of our curriculum is deliberately crafted to be broad, balanced and aspirational for all our students and to provide them with opportunities to study a wide range of subjects.
We consider the needs of all of our students, irrespective of their ability, additional needs or gender, to ensure that curriculum opportunity and access is available for all. In addition, we support students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development to promote tolerance and respect for the range of faiths, lifestyles and cultures they will embrace as young adults in society.
We believe that good teaching, underpinned by an appropriate curriculum and effective delivery of PSHE inspires in our students a belief that ‘anything is possible’ and develops them into confident, responsible citizens, ready to play an active role in the wider community.
Please see the Curriculum Policy and 'Teaching and Learning Charter' below for details about our curriculum offer and how it is implemented from Key Stage 3 through to Key Stage 5.