In line with our school vision, we at Bishop Stopford’s School believe that all of our students should have access to an outstanding educational provision that enables them to develop the knowledge and skills that will make them inquisitive, empowered and successful in all that they do.
We believe that all of our students are entitled to an educational learning journey, in line with the National curriculum, which is truly
A BISHOPS experience. As such the curriculum that we offer focuses on:
- Addressing inequality and empowering all – ensuring that there are no barriers to success for our students and that all students are able to access and acquire a rich, high quality education. Enhancing their skills as learners, and enabling them to think big and aim high!
- Breadth and diversity – providing our students with a breadth of subjects, knowledge and skill throughout all key stages, enabling them to experience and learn about a diverse range of disciplines and educational content
- Inclusivity, ambition and engagement – giving all our students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that will encourage and enable them to strive and succeed
- Securing success for all – ensuring that students have the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve the success they deserve throughout their educational journey and beyond
- Harnessing awareness of the world in which we live – exposing our students to the wider world, and enabling them to gain a greater awareness of the experiences and marvels of the global stage
- Outstanding values –instilling the core values that enable us to respect and consider others, interact responsibly and develop successfully as individuals who live, work and support others within our community
- Progression – sequencing learning so that student understanding, knowledge and skill are continuously enriched and extended, enabling them to build on what they know in order to learn what they have yet to discover
- Students - ensuring that our students remain the central focus of all that we do
Our current curriculum model maintains a breadth of subjects for all pupils until the end of Year 9, it goes beyond the core national curriculum including drama and engineering to expose students to as many new experiences as possible.
At Bishop Stopford’s School, all lessons focus on ensuring that learning is purposeful, progressive, ambitious, inclusive and engaging.
This is a school where academic performance is central to all we do, but we also seek to nurture each pupil’s spiritual, moral, emotional and physical development. We aim to prepare young people for adult life.
We have two main aims, to ensure that students who speak English as an additional language gain the oral and written skills needed to be able to fully integrate into the school
‘Literacy is the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realise his or her full potential’ Kofi Annan - Secretary General of the United Nations 1997-2006
‘Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think’ - Albert Einstein
Self-regulation and metacognition are further skills that enhance student learning and understanding.