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 focusses 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.
“In English and mathematics, pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), remember what they have learned over time.”
“Would recommend this school 100%. My child is very happy.”
“My child has settled really well here, she feels happy and her hard work is recognised. Very pleased.”
“Leaders plan aspects of the science curriculum in order to promote
“Leaders are keen to ‘sow the seeds of interest’ regarding careers.”
“‘There is something for everyone.’ Clubs range from golfing, cheerleading, football and rugby to mindfulness, yoga and knitting.”
“Behaviour and attendance continue to improve throughout school.”
“Furthermore, leaders invite pupils to attend afterschool sessions to help them catch up quickly.”
“The best thing about Burlington Junior School is the lessons are fun and interesting and we always learn something new.”
“The school has
put in place a range of strategies and interventions to support pupils with their emotional health and well-being and behaviour.”
“Communication with parents has improved recently, Class Dojo is a good addition. Good to see the topics for this half-term.”
“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.”
“Leaders achieve this
through daily story-time sessions and ‘reading ambassadors’ who promote reading with their peers.”
“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.”
“Leaders provide a range of opportunities to develop pupils’ interests.”
“Leaders are passionate about ensuring that all pupils receive the education they deserve.”
“Leaders encourage good mental health through nurture sessions and a
“Pupils take home books that match their phonics ability. This helps them to become confident and fluent readers.”
“I like learning about history and the Romans and we are going on a trip to Murton Park.”
“Good transition from Year 4- 5. My child is in a smaller class, well supported in English and Maths. Nurtured and settled.”
“Leaders strive to develop a curriculum that engages and inspires pupils.”
“I like learning because I think learning is fun and it allows me to push myself and learn new things every day.”
“Parents comment that their children ‘really enjoy reading for pleasure’.”
“In school I like the writing because you get to write about your favourite things. I love all the language you can use.”
“This is my third child to go all the way through Burlington and I would recommend this school every time.”
“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.”
“Staff, including those at the early stages of their careers, say they feel supported to fulfil their roles.”
“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”
“Both children have attended this school. Both have enjoyed it and have reached their potential.”
“Leaders develop pupils’ experiences beyond the community, including
annual visits to London.”
“Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour.”
“Leaders continue to develop a broad and balanced curriculum that raises pupils’ aspirations.”
“The thing I like about Burlington Junior school is that the teachers are very nice and it’s easy to make new friends.”
“Pupils are happy to
attend school. Parents say their children are ‘well cared for, feel safe and can be
“All 3 of my children are very happy at this school”.
“I like doing writing and maths because in maths you get to learn different methods to answer questions and I like writing stories.”
“Subject leaders are invited to share curriculum plans with governors.”
enthusiastically about the range of after-school activities on offer.”
“My daughter is very happy at school and is doing well. I am pleased with her progress.”
“Daily phonics lessons and extra support in the afternoon take place for pupils who are at the early stages of reading.”
“My child loves this school.”
“Leaders create a positive environment where pupils flourish.”
“My child has settled well into Year 3. She enjoys Maths especially.”
“I like Burlington Junior School because we get to go on trips.”
“My kids love it at Burlington Junior School.”