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The Buckingham School

The Buckingham School

Curriculum Overview

THE AIMS OF OUR CURRICULUM

Our vision underlies everything at The Buckingham School. We want children to achieve the highest possible standards, be challenged and enjoy their school experience. This underpins all that we do, whether in the classroom, on the sports field, in concert or on stage, or in the extensive range of other opportunities we offer our students at all stages of their education.

As a school we aim to develop our students to be successful in all that life in the 21st century offers. Our curriculum is designed to help achieve this by developing students as Buckingham learners.

Buckingham learners are:

Creative Thinkers

  • Think critically about the world around them
  • Try imaginative ways to tackle problems
  • Generate ideas and explore possibilities

Self-Managers

  • Have high standards of organisation
  • Take responsibility for their own behaviour and learning
  • Always put learning first

Collaborative Team Members

  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Work together in a spirit of mutual respect
  • Know the part they play in the school and wider community

Empathetic Citizens

  • Consider the views of others
  • Be respectful of others’ views and beliefs
  • Be ready for life in the 21st century

Effective Participators

  • Actively engage with their learning in lessons and beyond
  • Play a full part in school life and the wider community
  • Teach others what they have learned

Reflective Learners

  • Respond positively to feedback
  • Set their own goals with high expectations and aspirations
  • Deal positively with praise and setbacks

Resilient Individuals

  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude, persevering in the face of difficulties
  • Hold high expectations of themselves
  • Be adaptable and flexible to change
  • Understand that mistakes are part of learning
  • View things positively

To achieve our aims we offer:

A curriculum that places learning at its core with a focus on thinking skills that create independent learners capable of dealing with the ever changing demands of modern life.

A curriculum that caters for the needs of the individual able to support, challenge and give students the academic qualifications needed for the next phase of their learning journey.

A commitment to high expectations in all areas of school life.

Enrichment through many extracurricular opportunities both in this country and abroad.

Provision of opportunities in a secure, disciplined and supportive environment.

A curriculum that offers regular opportunities for students to learn about different cultures, reflect on theirs and others morals and develop both socially and spiritually.

A clear ethos and culture, that reflect British values.