Baines School endeavours to provide a curriculum based on maximising the life chances for each and every one of its pupils. A curriculum that is underpinned by the values held by the traditions of the school whilst also being forward looking in its delivery through new teaching and learning strategies. Baines School promotes a curriculum that not only maximises the life chances but supports pupils in being prepared for life beyond periods of examination through extensive enrichment opportunities that develop expertise beyond the classroom.
Baines School Curriculum is broad and balanced and has clear progression in subject knowledge and skills. We know our pupils and our journey for our pupils does not end at 16 as we endeavour to keep hold of our pupils and offer a wide ranging number of post 16 qualifications preparing our pupils for next steps in Higher Education, employment and further training.
Baines Curriculum is a curriculum that has a local, national and international relevance through strong teaching and learning activities and independent learning opportunities. Our curriculum develops the skills of the individual and provides our pupils with the necessary skills to make to best prepared to make sound decisions in modern Britain.
Our Life Skills curriculum in Year 7 to Year 11 is age appropriate and we look to embed SMSC opportunities into all aspects of our work. We continue to keep every child’s personal development and welfare at the centre of everything we do and to develop further opportunities do demonstrate our commitment to the whole child and further strengthen our pupils understanding on British Values and how to keep themselves safe from relevant risks such as abuse, sexual exploitation and extremism, including when using the internet and social media. Our R.E provision allows SMSC to be further explored and promotes tolerance and equality.