The Beckfoot Allerton Learner
We aim to establish a curriculum that weaves between subjects and deepens skills and knowledge over time, inspiring pupils to learn about themselves and the world around them so they have the knowledge, skills and understanding to make the right decisions and have a positive impact.
We seek to:
• Build a collective ethic of excellence which is understood and shared by all
• Connect school vision and values to pedagogy - what we believe education is for and how we enable pupils to find their voices and make a difference
• Plan with quality outcomes, not only in mind but having concrete examples of them
• Provide repeated opportunities to practice
• Harness the power of publishing: creating a school culture where excellence is visible, celebrated and shared all the time
To meet the above aims and achieve our objective the curriculum has three Common Threads, each comprising of two Big Ideas, providing a link and connecting learning across school.
The Common Threads are: Finding a Voice; Finding a Place and Finding a Value.
It is our aspiration that through developing and building on children’s skills, knowledge, understanding and awareness of their world from Nursery to Year 6 the Beckfoot Allerton Learner will …
‘Find a Voice’
‘When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful’,
Understand their rights, the rights of others and their responsibilities
Know the issues threatening our environment and be solution focused
Learn from stories of those who, in the past and currently, have used their voices to promote human rights and environmental issues
‘Find a Place’
‘What could be more important than exploring the living, breathing essence of the world we live in and learning more about the past, present and future?’
Have a sense of their place in history through a developing understanding of the key events and people who have shaped today’s world
Develop a sense of awe, wonder and possibility through the study of world exploration past, present and future
Be curious about the human and physical features of the world and their relationship with it
‘Find a Value’
‘It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities’
Through their learning in the Voice and Place Threads pupils will develop an understanding of action and consequence and that rights come with responsibilities
Learn to value themselves, understand what is important to them and how they can affect change in the world through making informed choices
Know that money has to be earned, invested wisely and used effectively to impact on their own well-being and that of our world
We recognise that the learning environment is the invisible teacher – it should resonate high expectations and provide models of learning for pupils to engage with and learn from.
Please click on the links below for a detailed view of the curriculum for each year group:
We are currently reviewing our PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) policy. A draft will be made available to families and any feedback is welcome.
The purpose of the policy is to set out the aims and objectives for teaching PSHE at Beckfoot Allerton. We take our responsibility to safeguard pupils very seriously.