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Brushwood Junior School


The Curriculum at Brushwood Junior School




  • To provide a rich and varied curriculum which is rooted in our school values of Confidence, Collaboration, Ambition, Resilience and Respect.
  • To deliver an ambitious, aspirational curriculum which is well planned and the meets the needs of all pupils.
  • To provide an engaging curriculum which is planned sequentially, allowing children to build on previous learning and securing firm foundations for the future.
  • To promote a sense of community for the children, parents and the wider community
  • To prepare pupils for life in British Society by fostering in them attitudes and qualities which enable them to become confident, caring, responsible citizens




  • The curriculum is planned to ensure that teaching is sequential and knowledge and skills are taught in a logical and progressive order
  • Lessons build on prior learning incorporating retrieval practice; the teaching of specific vocabulary and real life worked examples 
  • Learning is supported and scaffolded to enable all children to progress
  • Children are supported to challenge themselves in every lesson so that they are ambitious learners
  • Lessons develop children's cultural capital, they are regularly exposed to high quality texts and the best examples of work in each field. 
  • Children broaden their life experiences through meaningful curriculum enrichment such as trips, residentials, sports tournaments, school visitors and our weekly Enrichment programme.
  • Teachers have strong subject knowledge and are supported to maintain and improve this through training, sharing best practice and engaging with relevant research
  • Subject leaders provide colleagues with support for planning, resourcing and teaching




The impact of the curriculum is monitored through

  • On-going assessment processes
  • End of KS2 outcomes
  • Attendance data
  • Behaviour Logs
  • Engagement levels
  • Stakeholder surveys
  • Pupil voice – questionnaires, pupil book reviews
  • Leadership Monitoring – Lesson visits, scrutiny of books, pupil outcomes, pupil interviews and questionnaires 
  • Governor monitoring


All children achieve well by developing knowledge and skills. By the end of KS2 pupils are on track to achieve outcomes above national expectations, demonstrating excellent progress. Our curriculum allows for all children to achieve the best possible outcomes. Children leave Brushwood well-prepared for secondary school. The comprehensive PSHE curriculum and transition programme ensures they transition smoothly and successfully to the next step in their learning journeys.


Our curriculum is inclusive and accessible to all children, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, disability or religious background. 


If you have any questions relating the the school's curriculum, please direct them to the school office. Email: