Intent, Implementation and Impact

Curriculum Intent and Rationale

The intentions of our Curriculum are as follows:

We recognise that pupils who attend Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy exhibit a wide range of both emotional and educational needs, which by their very nature can impinge negatively upon their progress.

The aim is always to provide all pupils no matter of their status and SEND needs the highest quality provision and access to the curriculum. The opportunity to study at Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy also offers them the chance for ‘a fresh start’. We will provide a curriculum which is enriched by a range of planned activities and experiences to enhance learning and personal development so that all young people become:

  • Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live a safe, healthy and fulfilling life.
  • Active and responsible members of our community, who make a positive contribution to the well-being of present and future generations.

The curriculum seeks to promote core values ‘HEART’:
  • Lessons are linked to core values which are: Healthy relationships, Engagement, Aspirations, Resilience and Teamwork.
  • Education as an important and on-going process, which enriches the lives of all members of the community and through this, the society in which they live and to which they contribute.
  • Education as a route to the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, physical and mental development, and thus the well-being, of the individual.
  • Education as a route to equality of opportunity for all. Education should also reaffirm our commitment to the virtues of truth, justice, honesty, tolerance, trust, respect and a sense of duty.

Our curriculum therefore, needs to be flexible, inclusive and offer continuity, coherence and progression. It must motivate and provide challenge for all young people whatever their ability and promote achievement for all so ‘we make a difference’.

It is important that schools referring pupils to Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy support the curriculum offer and where appropriate, work with us to ensure smooth reintegration and transition back to their home setting or into post 16 education.

Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy curriculum aims:
  • To provide opportunities for all young people to learn and achieve
  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
  • To provide a balanced, accessible and relevant range of learning experiences
  • To know our young people – their strengths, interests and needs – and use this knowledge to make the best possible personalised offer to them
  • To develop our young people as learners, such that they are confident and able to secure and sustain positive, meaningful and relevant post 16 destinations
  • To provide our young people with the most up to date information, advice and guidance on opportunities that they will have after leaving school.
The design of our curriculum offer is to support:
  • The key skills of literacy, numeracy and ICT.
  • Creative approaches to motivate pupils to learn.
  • Development in a range of subject areas.
  • A comprehensive PSHE programme, including social and emotional wellbeing and resilience.
  • Reintegration through good links to the National Curriculum and mainstream school offers.
  • Enriched links with partners and external providers to support learning and pathways beyond school life.

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