Curriculum Overview

Our Learning Journey So Far

Bishopton PRU provides education and pastoral support to children in KS2, 3 and 4, supporting them to overcome their difficulties and achieve their potential by building their confidence and self-esteem. The school provides a relevant, broad and balanced, highly differentiated curriculum that is linked to the National Curriculum and helps young people understand their emotions, build confidence and self – esteem and improve their behaviour and re-ignite their love of learning.  

Our aim is to promote a culture that effectively breaks down the barriers to learning by creating a safe and stimulating learning environment based on individual need. All staff believe that the enhancement of self – esteem and confidence for all learners, with a strong focus on academic qualifications, are the key to success. All staff will promote the re-engagement of learners and help them to achieve their learning potential. This is underpinned by staff working in partnership with parents/carers and other stakeholders to achieve the very best for learners.

Our approach to promoting good quality teaching and effective learning at Bishopton is an integral part of our whole school curriculum and is underpinned by the aims of the school. We also recognise that it is the responsibility of the school to provide good quality teaching and learning opportunities which will significantly influence the behaviour of our learners. We accept and recognise that classroom management, teacher behaviour and organisation can have a positive impact on teaching and learning. We will always seek to encourage and support the achievements of our learners through highly effective teaching and a positive learning climate.

Bishopton is committed to delivering good quality teaching & learning, for all learners, including those who learn at home or in Alternative Education provision. All learners have the right to access a broad, balanced curriculum that also recognises their need for a more differentiated curriculum. To ensure all learners have access to this curriculum, they should all experience a variety of teaching & learning that engages, encourages and enables them to achieve good or outstanding outcomes during their time with us. Bishopton intends to allow all learners to fulfil these outcomes through successful and effective teaching and learning. The staff at Bishopton have a collective and individual responsibility to strive to deliver lessons and learning experiences of the highest quality within the confines of a broad, and balanced curriculum. To continue to maintain our very high standards, Bishopton identifies the need for continued professional development, professional mentoring and strong systems of support and analysis to empower staff to achieve these ambitions.

We believe that every child should leave Bishopton prepared for life in an ever changing modern society. We therefore provide the academic rigour supported by quality teaching and learning to develop every young person’s values, skills and behaviours that they will need to succeed in all aspects of life.

When designing a curriculum that best meets the needs of our pupils we are clear on what we are trying to achieve through the curriculum we know how the curriculum will be delivered and we are able to demonstrate how the curriculum is making a difference to our pupils.

For more information regarding our curriculum offer please visit the links to each subject area, or contact Mrs. Campbell at Bishopton PRU.

KEY STAGE 4       Bishopton offers a rich and diverse curriculum to pupils in years 10 and 11. Pupils have the opportunity to work towards a number of GCSE qualifications as well as gain practical work experience in off-site provision that offers accreditation in a range of vocational areas as well as wider employability and social skills. GCSEs offered are:

  • AQA English Language
  • AQA English Literature
  • Edexcel Mathematics
  • AQA Combined Science
  • AQA Photography
  • AQA Art & Design
  • AQA Citizenship
  • NCFE Level 1 & 2 Certificate in Food & Cookery
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Sport and Active Leisure
  • London Institute of Banking & Finance Lessons in Financial Education (LiFE) Award
  • Functional Skills English
  • Functional Skills Mathematics
  • Functional Skills ICT
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering

Vocational qualifications available in off-site provision are:

  • VTCT Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector (QCF)
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Vehicle Systems Maintenance
  • BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction
  • BTEC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Construction Environment
  • BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Public Services
  • BTEC Level 1 & 2 Sport & Active Leisure

KEY STAGE 3       In-line with the National Curriculum pupils are provided with a curriculum that offers breadth and balance for all with the appropriate levels of expectation and challenge, it offers relevance, continuity and progression in learning, subjects covered are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Art
  • PE
  • Food & Cookery
  • Humanities
  • Business
  • PSHE
  • ICT
  • SEAL
  • COPE

Throughout the curriculum, we continually promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils. This is achieved through our discrete PSHE scheme of work, creative days and cross-curricular links within subjects.

KEY STAGE 2         Pupils in years 3 – 6 will be supported in closing gaps in individual progress and achievement across a broad range of National Curriculum subjects in line with mainstream schools. For pupils in year 6 we will work in partnership with the pupil’s home school in supporting the child through their SATs assessments. Literacy and numeracy is personalised for the needs of each individual learner and taught every morning. Bishopton use an educational resource called Cornerstones which excites children’s imaginations, inspires them to learn, extends their horizons, deepens their understanding and meets their intellectual and personal needs. Through a highly creative and inspirational curriculum the following subjects are taught:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • PSHE
  • ICT
  • Art
  • Food & Cookery
  • Humanities
  • PE

Please follow links below to our Bishopton Curriculum Overview, KS3 Thematic Curriculum Map, KS3 Thematic Curriculum Homework and KS3 Parent Overview Autumn 1.

Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 3 Thematic whole subject Curriculum Map Sept 2019

KS2 Long Term Plan

POWER AND CONFLICT Creative Homework

POWER AND CONFLICT medium term thought shower planning overview