Curriculum Policy

CURRICULUM POLICY 

The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that the school  provides for its pupils. 

Aims 

The Poznan British International School curriculum aims 

∙ To provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and achieve 

∙ To promote pupils’ moral, social and cultural development 

∙ To begin to prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and  experiences of life 

Programme of study: 

The Poznan British International School offers a curriculum broadly based on that  followed by Primary Schools in Britain. It also offers a programme for Polish natives giving those pupils an opportunity to cover the Polish core subjects, whilst benefiting from  following most of the British curriculum. The Polish programme is described in the Polish  documents. 

The British National Curriculum (BNC) secures for all pupils an entitlement to a number of learning areas. It also offers opportunities to develop knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary for their self-fulfilment and development. 

The core subjects at our School are English (Literacy) , Mathematics (Numeracy) and  Science. 

Other subjects are:  

Craft, Art Design and Technology (Classes 1-8) 

Handwriting (Classes 1 to 3)  

Geography (from Class 7)  

Computing (from Reception)  

International Culture (Classes 1 – 6)   

IPC – International Primary Curriculum (from Class 1 to Class 6 -taught in the context of  Topics)  

Music  

P.E. (Physical Education) 

PSHE – Personal, Social and Health Education (including Ethics and SEAL – Social and  Emotional Aspects of Learning (Classes 1-8) 

Polish – for International Pupils (from Class 1 to Class 6 – Foreign Language) 

Spanish (from Class 4 – Modern Foreign Language)

The curriculum takes account of curricula and external examination accreditations,  commonly used in Schools within the UK, in a manner that enables pupils to enter, or re-enter the UK educational system at an appropriate level. 

Pupils from Classes 7 and 8 have basic careers education to give them an understanding of  themselves, their strengths and weaknesses and therefore the options available to them  as they move to the next stage of their education. 

The curriculum requires teachers to be responsible for: 

∙ Setting suitable learning challenges 

∙ Responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs 

∙ Overcoming potential barriers to learning  

∙ Assessment for individuals 

 

 

Amended: August 2021

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