The curriculum throughout Blackheath Prep is designed to be broad, balanced, challenging, exciting and enjoyable. It focuses on the acquisition of skills, provides opportunities to learn and achieve, prepares pupils for their future and promotes their wider spiritual, moral, social, cultural, emotional and physical development. We aim to instil in the children a willingness to learn and a desire to succeed.
The National Curriculum aims to provide pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. It provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils' knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
At Blackheath Prep, our own curriculum builds on these aims, providing opportunities for children to learn and achieve through stimulating teaching, challenging expectations and first-class resources. Our schemes of work have been developed to be ambitious in their expectations for pupils and to provide a wide range of interesting approaches to teaching.