How do we know the curriculum has an impact on our pupils?

Pupils enjoy their learning and are enthused by the knowledge they gain.  They often choose to complete further learning at home, linked to their topic in class.  They are motivated by things that happen at school, for example - our federation event about plastic pollution led to many children undertaking recycling and ethical behaviours at home. 

The impact of our practice will be measured in a variety of ways through internal and external monitoring. We work closely with other schools and the Local Authority to share good practice and use these experiences to improve our self-evaluation processes within school. 

We know our approaches are successful in preparing children for the next stage of their learning journey as most reach or exceed age related expectations. National tests at the end of Key Stage Two show our children achieve at least in line to other pupils of a similar age and in many areas often exceed this benchmark.  

However, the impact of our curriculum goes far beyond what can be seen in numerical data. Progress in social and emotional well-being, deep understanding of self and others and appreciation of what it means to be confident, successful and responsible can be seen in daily life in school. From Early Years to Year 6, children can be seen managing their own routines and independent approaches to learning are well embedded by most.  

Our children are very well prepared for the next steps in their learning journey. 

Bentley School's Christian Ethos

"Know that I am with you always," Matthew 28:20 We encourage the spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of the school family by embedding Christian values into everyday life. Our vision is for all children to be confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens who are well equipped for future life, knowing that God is with them always.