At Beam we promote a curriculum that is broad, balanced and engaging to empower children to manage life and find meaning in the 21st century. We provide an overarching statement of children’s entitlement to core knowledge in which continuity and progression are built upon.

We strive for high standards where children can discover and extend their capabilities. Scientists, engineers, authors, historians, artists, geographers, musicians, linguists, mathematicians, dancers, actors, professional sports persons are just some of the professions we strive to cultivate here at Beam.

To enable this to happen we have procedures in place to ensure our children are provided with high quality learning experiences that lead to consistently high levels of achievement.

Research has shown that continued and sustained improvement is dependent upon improving the quality of classroom-focused teaching and learning taking place daily.

Our curriculum equips children with the knowledge to cultivate a lifelong love of learning.

  • Provide work of the highest quality across the school;
  • Enable all teachers to teach as effectively as possible;
  • Enable all children to learn as effectively as possible, without overloading their working memory;
  • Give children the skills they require to become successful lifelong learners;
  • Provide an inclusive education for all children;
  • Learn from each other, through the adoption of a collaborative approach to teaching and learning, where outstanding practice is shared.
  • Setting high expectations for all pupils – planning for the most able and providing the appropriate toolkits for pupils
  • Talking regularly with learners about their learning and to listen to them;
  • Ensuring pupils know the learning objectives of all lessons and to know if they have achieved that objective;
  • Being reflective practitioners and to challenge our own thinking;
  • Ensuring that we have a clear picture of our pupils’ knowledge, skills and their level of understanding;
  • Organising our classroom activities and resources to encourage children to become successful learners through understanding how they learn;
  • Delivering interesting, purposeful and exciting lessons with pace and challenge;
  • Linking lessons to real life situations and problems and with other subjects;
  • Using open ended questioning techniques;
  • To use the Gradual Release model effectively;
  • To formally and informally assess the attainment of our pupils;
  • To use the outside environment as learning opportunities as much as possible;
  • Enthusiastic, attentive, responsive and on task;
  • Aware of classroom and school rules and abide by them;
  • Talking confidently and ask appropriate questions;
  • Confident in asking for help and support;
  • Aware of their achievements and what they need to do in order to improve;
  • Producing good quality work;
  • Knowledgeable about their learning;
  • Independent learners who are motivated to stay on task;
  • Confident in helping others to learn.