Through our chosen curriculum, we aim to prepare our students for adult and working life in the 21st century. The educational vision and curriculum design for BMIS recognises:
- That the world of our future will be very different to the world of today.
- The pace of change is increasing, hence the importance for flexibility and creativity.
- Young people have, and will increasingly have greater access to information and learning material independently of school.
- The importance of being internationally minded.
The following describes the aims and themes that underlie our curriculum at BMIS, and more details are available about the specific curricula followed in our Early Years, Primary School, Secondary School and the Sixth Form.
Our Curriculum Aims
At BMIS we believe our curriculum should be balanced, broad and relevant to our learners. The key aim for our teaching and learning is to provide opportunities for all pupils to be active learners, to enjoy and to achieve, alongside developing the attributes of confident individuals and responsible global citizens.
The BMIS curriculum is based upon the UK National Curriculum but includes additional learning opportunities that we plan for all our learners to enhance and extend the National Curriculum. For example:
The Performing Arts
Maximising and celebrating creativity through drama lessons, participating in performances and developing musically, through music lessons and opportunities to learn a musical instrument.
Promoting physical activity and competitive aspirations. Games lessons are dedicated to the major sports of each terms and we have a well-established inter-school sports circuit, as well as inter-house competitions within the school, allowing for all children to compete. Swimming team members who meet the qualifying times, will get the opportunity to compete at National and International Level.
Every child is an individual and as such has individual needs. When learners start school at BMIS, they will be informally assessed by our Learning Support team, in order for staff to understand what level a student is working at and targets for improvement will be set. If a student needs additional learning support or are very able, our specialist Learning Support Department can provide support and challenge materials for your child. This extra provision is regularly monitored and updated.
Developing environmental awe and wonder and appreciating the need to protect and respect what the outdoors has to offer.