Teaching & Learning

Curriculum Provision​

All students at Baycroft School have access to the full range of National Curriculum subjects. At Key Stage 4 this is supplemented with option courses along with college and work experience placements, as well as enterprise and work-related learning. Opportunities for accreditation include GCSEs, BTECs, Entry Level Certificate of Achievement and Entry Pathway unit awards.

We recognise that the curriculum needs to be well matched to individual students’ needs and interests, and also that it needs to be personally challenging. Students are helped to make progress at a pace appropriate to their abilities and needs. Those experiencing difficulties in English and Maths have interventions to boost progress in these subjects; those students who are particularly able also have the opportunity for extra support to move on their achievement.

Click the links below to view the Curriculum information

 
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Relationships, Health & Sex Education Links

It is understandable that with recent changes around the teaching of SRE that parents may be feeling anxious about what this means for their children.  We’d like to reassure you that we always consult with parents when making big changes and we have used parents to guide and advise in the way we have shaped the new curriculum here. However, that is not the end of the dialogue! We have information and opportunities to discuss and view content and materials at nearly all school events. We are also receptive to feedback and comments at any time of the year and are keen to reassure you and work with you about any aspect of our child’s education – especially this very sensitive subject.
As a school we have worked very closely with the DfE and with Hampshire County Council and the PSHE Association as ‘early adopters’ of the new, statutory RSE content, in order to tailor it to match the needs of our students very closely. We will always inform you when work will be undertaken which may be sensitive and our PSHE staff are only happy to talk to you about how we have considered your child in particular, as well as their form group. We do not impose a ‘one size fits all’ approach to this, as with any other area of the curriculum. You are also welcome to come and view lessons, plans and materials at any time.
All that being said, quality Relationships and Sex Education are a vital component of lifelong safeguarding for our students, and we would ask you wherever possibly to support us and work with us in ensuring that your child receives all aspects of the curriculum which has been carefully crafted to promote their well-being and safety both during and beyond their time with us.
Please do not hesitate to contact staff for any further advice, support or information.

Sex & Relationship Education Policy

Relationships Education – Government Consultation

Understanding Relationships, Sex & Health Education – A guide for Parents

Relationships Education – Subject Mapping

 

 

For individual detailed steps of progress for your child, please contact the school directly

For further information relating to the National Curriculum please visit click here

Home Supported Study Policy

A key skill for life in the 21st Century is effective use of a keyboard in place of handwriting  Many of our students will need this facility for their exams and for achieving what they need to in daily life.  This is a very valuable use of time for students outside of school in practicing their skills, and supports all areas of the curriculum.  We offer such a rich diet of subjects and opportunities in the school day that there is not time to build this into student routines.  Therefore,. This is a very valuable use of time for students outside of school in practising their skills, and supports all areas of the curriculum.

Educational Psychologists are recommending both ‘Nessy Fingers’ which has a cost to parents, but also the BBC Dance May Typing which is completely free and can be accessed here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

There are a host of fun and easy to access games on this page, which can be used at any time. Click here