Baines School endeavours to provide a curriculum based on maximising the life chances for each and every one of its students. 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 students 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 students and our journey for our students does not end at 16 as we endeavour to prepare our students for next steps in Further Education, Higher Education, employment and further training.
Our curriculum develops the skills of the individual and provides our students with the necessary skills to be best prepared to make sound decisions in modern Britain.
Our Personal Development 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. Through our curriculum, both academically and pastorally, we develop further opportunities to demonstrate our commitment to the whole child and strengthen our students understanding of 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 REP provision allows SMSC to be further explored and promotes tolerance and equality.