What drives our curriculum?

Together We Believe, Together We Achieve

 We aim for all pupils at Brandesburton Primary School to experience a high quality education and develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and attitude required to lead a fulfilling life in our local and global communities, today and in the future.  This requires the active and mutual partnership of our whole school community. 

We are committed to this partnership and summarise this is a simple statement: 

Together We Believe, Together We Achieve


From this statement we have four core fundamental drivers:

  1. Community
  2. Inclusion
  3. Tool kit for life
  4. Skills and knowledge

The drivers above underpin every aspect of our curriculum starting from Foundation Stage One and progressing through to Year 6.


It is so important to know and feel that we are all part of a local, national and international community.  We teach and learn about ourselves and our place in the world around us, through the world around us.

What does this look like in practice?

Our school works hard to place itself at the centre of the community. We do this by: hosting and attending various events; a strong PTFA and Governing Body; outstanding fund raising; working with local charities and businesses’; strong links with the community vicar and parish, clubs which enhance and benefit the community. In addition to this, the curriculum is written, planned and delivered to ensure the children understand and appreciate the importance of being part of a diverse community.


At Brandesburton, we understand every child is unique. We include, value and champion from individual starting points to ensure all children achieve their academic, social and personal best. This is regardless of their age, disability, race, religion, gender or socio-economic background. 

What does this look like in practice?

Staff are very aware of learning styles, wellbeing and the importance of creating a safe learning environment for all children. The Brandesburton team work hard so children can be their very best and any barriers to education are removed. 

The curriculum has been carefully constructed to ensure it is accessible to all, provides children with a variety of experiences and champions the success of all learners. 

Tool kit for life:

At Brandesburton we want every child to leave armed with a ‘Tool Kit for Life’ which will enable them to be a good citizen.

Core skills: resilience, good communicator, respect, active listener, team player, kindness, inclusion for all, independence and empathy.

What does this look like in practice?

The core skills are strategically woven through our curriculum and embedded in the culture at Brandesburton.

We explicitly teach the core skills through our JIGSAW programme however, they are constantly revisited, referenced and celebrated through Brandesburton life. 

Skills and Knowledge:

Our curriculum aims to allow the pupils to achieve identified curriculum goals, embedding progressive key knowledge and the development of key skills in all subject areas, as defined in the National Curriculum.  We have a strong commitment to develop pupils’ reading, writing and mathematical skills – which we believe will serve our pupils best in becoming successful life-long learners.

What does this look like in practice?

The curriculum has been carefully created specifically for Brandesburton children (starting from EYFS – Year 6). It is progressive and inclusive for all and takes into account the social context of being at the heart of a small East Yorkshire village. 

The curriculum is planned to build on prior learning and ensures key skills and knowledge are revisited to embed learning and allow children to make links.

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