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Curriculum Intent


Core Values


Our curriculum is based upon our values of:






Curriculum Intent


We are committed to delivering a rich, diverse curriculum that provides the knowledge and skills that individual learners need in order to take full advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.


To ensure that every learner achieves their full potential, our curriculum is carefully planned, sequenced and tailored to meet the needs of individual learners. 


We have high academic and vocational ambitions for all our learners equipping them with the qualifications, personal and social skills and life experiences to become educated and responsible citizens.


A strong Deaf identity and positive mental health underpins all we do.





Below are examples of how the school will fulfil our intent and provide an enriched curriculum in order to give all learners the opportunity to excel and to ensure that they are stimulated by their learning and motivated to learn more.


During the seven years at Braidwood School, each learner can expect to:


     Benefit from specialised teaching and support, delivered through a total communication approach, by high quality staff

     Receive regular personalised feedback that enables learners to reflect on their successes and understand the ways in which they can improve

     Participate in individualised intervention programmes

     Be offered a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications and opportunities including the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Arts Award, British Sign Language and Life and Living Skills Award

     Develop their independent learning skills through regular homework

     Access emotionally available adults to support their mental health and well-being

     Access to a range of health professionals who support positive physical and mental health

     Engage in individualised speech and language programmes where appropriate

     Encounter positive Deaf role models

     Have regular opportunities to share achievements in assemblies and other whole school events

     Have opportunities to take part in a wide range of sporting activities including Rugby with the Wasps Rugby Club, football, tennis, swimming, basketball, dance, etc.

     Attend live theatrical performances

     Work with professional actors and producers with the opportunity to perform  in school and at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre

     Experience work places and engage in a work experience placement

     Receive individual, high quality, independent careers guidance

     Participate in a wide ranging careers programme including enterprise awareness activities

     Visit colleges of further and higher education and training providers

     Have regular opportunities to contribute towards their learning and be involved in decision making that affects the whole school through School Council and House Teams

     Create an electronic Learning Journal to reflect on their successes and experiences 

     Enjoy residential visits

     Experience a range of visits linked to the curriculum


The impact of the school’s curriculum is measured through several means:


     Outcomes for learners

     Progress and attainment data for current year groups

     Destinations data

     Attendance data

     Behaviour logs

     Engagement in enrichment activities

     Student voice

     Progress towards the Gatsby Benchmark