Curriculum and Assessment
At Bishop Wilson, using our gifts to serve others is at the heart of our curriculum. We promote strong Christian values throughout our innovative, broad and inclusive curriculum. We provide a challenging yet nurturing environment with high expectations, where all children can learn knowledge and skills for future learning and employment. Our children are offered a consistent experience, focused on them as individual learners, helping equip them with lifelong learning skills and cultural capital for their future challenges. Through strong community links, we encourage children to understand their place in God’s world and how they can continue to use their gifts to serve others.
Click on the icons below to find out about our individual curriculum areas. You can see what is being taught for each term in your child's year group by looking on the 'Class Pages' in the Children's section of the website.
We believe that assessment is at the heart of teaching and learning and should provide pupils with:
opportunities to review their progress,
ambitious targets so that they can at least meet expected standard
feedback that inspires and motivates them to achieve.
We ensure that our methods are consistent and appropriate to the task and to the age of the child so that the outcomes are meaningful and understandable, enabling:
pupils to take ownership and develop their learning,
parents to effectively support their child’s learning and understand how and where their child is making progress,
teachers and teaching assistants to plan meaningful teaching and learning activities that enable children to make progress because their next steps are catered for,
school leaders and governors to plan and allocate resources for continuous improvement,
our results to be compared to other schools, both locally and nationally.
Using assessment for learning strategies, teachers track the progress children are making within a lesson to ensure they pace lessons appropriately, differentiate further, address misconceptions and provide immediate intervention. Half-termly, teachers assess pupils as either: working towards the expected standard for their age group, working at the expected standard for their age group or working at greater depth in all of the curriculum areas.
To find out more about assessment in individual curriculum areas, click on the icons above.
If you would like any further information, please contact the school office.