Shaping Positive Futures – Achieving Our Full Potential
At Burlington Junior School our core aims and values are carefully threaded through everything that we do. Our curriculum aims are to ensure that all our children:
- Are equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding to be confident learners.
- Are emotionally healthy, socially confident and understand how to have positive relationships with others.
- Enjoy enrichment experiences to gain knowledge and develop rich vocabulary.
- Are motivated and driven to achieve their full potential.
- Respect diversity and individuality and make a positive contribution to society.
At Burlington Junior School we constantly build on the National Curriculum to make it engaging, rich and varied. Positive relationships with parents and carers is vital to ensure and promote strong moral, social, spiritual, physical and mental health. Our school ethos is to nurture our children holistically ensuring that their emotional well-being, health, relationships and social skills are prioritised and supported along with their academic learning and achievements.
Our curriculum is broad and well balanced enabling all learners to gain invaluable knowledge and skills essential for active participation in modern British life. It nurtures a lifelong love of learning, provides children with intellectual challenge and promotes curiosity and ambition. The curriculum and learning environment provides opportunities for all children to achieve and reach their full potential in all that they do.
The curriculum is based on the acquisition of knowledge and it is from this knowledge that our children draw upon to develop the essential skills of evaluating, analysing, problem solving and independence. Children are immersed in a language rich curriculum which serves to enhance and develop their written and verbal communication skills. Key vocabulary, including transferable words and concepts play a central part in our curriculum. This knowledge is essential for learning both inside and outside of the classroom environment and will effectively prepare the children for the next steps in their education.
Our curriculum is well-planned and sequenced so that children have the opportunity to build on prior learning and revisit key knowledge, skills and concepts. This progression model significantly improves recall, deepens learning and enables children to make connections and transfer knowledge, vocabulary and skills across different subjects.
The curriculum is taught in an engaging, interesting and inspirational way. It is book led, directly linking reading and writing with challenging and engaging texts. Effective teaching and assessment of reading throughout the school enables our children to access all areas of the curriculum. Reading is promoted as an enjoyable and enriching experience to both our children and parents through the curriculum. We actively seek opportunities to link subjects together, where possible, to create exciting and diverse themes.
Our core values are used to promote positive behaviour for learning and relationships. These values are embedded in our curriculum and promoted throughout the school day. Each half term focuses on one specific core value to enhance behaviour and strengthen relationships. These core values are: resilience, respect, tolerance, calmness, kindness and responsibility. Children are encouraged and empowered to be resilient, in control of their emotions, have good self-confidence and high self-esteem. Our curriculum shows children the importance of being proud of themselves, their work, learning environment and community.
We are proud of our community and believe that by joining together we can achieve much more. Children gain invaluable knowledge and understanding about their local area as well as the wider world through enrichment such as specialist visitors in school, trips, workshops, out of school clubs and a wide variety of sports. These experiences enhance the children’s understanding of the world, different people, their beliefs, values and religions and promotes the importance of respecting diversity. British Values are celebrated and promoted throughout our curriculum and intrinsically woven throughout the many different subjects and themes.
The impact of our curriculum intent and implementation are rigorously monitored and evaluated through assessments, a robust monitoring system and pupil voice.
Our ultimate aim is to empower our children to be effective members of society who are emotionally healthy, happy, socially confident and able to achieve their full potential both in school and beyond.
“My child has settled really well here, she feels happy and her hard work is recognised. Very pleased.”
“My kids love it at Burlington Junior School.”
“Communication with parents has improved recently, Class Dojo is a good addition. Good to see the topics for this half-term.”
“Would recommend this school 100%. My child is very happy.”
“This is my third child to go all the way through Burlington and I would recommend this school every time.”
“My child loves this school.”
“Since implementation of Class Dojo we are much more aware of the things that happen whilst at school. Also the Dojo Points System is a great way to monitor progress.”
“Good transition from Year 4- 5. My child is in a smaller class, well supported in English and Maths. Nurtured and settled.”
“My child has settled well into Year 3. She enjoys Maths especially.”
“All 3 of my children are very happy at this school”.
“My daughter is very happy at school and is doing well. I am pleased with her progress.”
“Both children have attended this school. Both have enjoyed it and have reached their potential.”
“Burlington Junior School is a wonderful school with great staff. They have helped me to become really independent whilst supporting me. I am really happy at this school.”
“What I like about Burlington Junior School is learning because if you listen carefully you will get smart and you will have a good education and you will get a good job.”
“I like this school because we get to learn new things every day”
“I like doing writing and maths because in maths you get to learn different methods to answer questions and I like writing stories.”
“My most favourite thing in Burlington Juniors is that we all help each other and that if someone is upset other people go and talk and play with them.”
“The best thing about Burlington Junior School is the lessons are fun and interesting and we always learn something new.”
“The thing I like about Burlington Junior school is that the teachers are very nice and it’s easy to make new friends.”
“In school I like the writing because you get to write about your favourite things. I love all the language you can use.”
“I like learning because I think learning is fun and it allows me to push myself and learn new things every day.”
“I like Burlington Junior School because we get to go on trips.”
“I like learning about history and the Romans and we are going on a trip to Murton Park.”