Ours is a highly organised school, offering a carefully structured curriculum. We are proud of the breadth, balance and richness of the curriculum at Belleville. All children benefit from a diverse range of topics which extends far beyond the requirements of the Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum. Teachers work hard to ensure that the work is interesting, inspiring and challenging to all.
We develop positive attitudes to learning throughout the school. From starting in Nursery or Reception, children quickly develop the independence and confidence to learn and interact with others. Our Foundation Stage is a stimulating environment which encourages independence and a real motivation to learn. The classrooms and outdoor areas have excellent resources to promote learning. Early reading and writing skills are taught in an effective and engaging way and children achieve extremely well in all areas by the end of the Foundation Stage.
From Year 1 to Year 6 our curriculum ensures high expectations. Unusually for a primary school we have numerous non class-based teachers who contribute to the high standard of teaching across the curriculum. These include the three headteachers, two deputy headteachers, two assistant headteachers, a special needs team and specialist teachers for French, art, music, ICT/computing and physical education. Highly trained support staff provide additional classroom assistance throughout the school.
We have a key focus on what it means to be an 'Excellent Learner'. Children are praised for asking for help, for not being afraid to make mistakes, for questioning things, for taking on a challenge and for not giving up.
We use co-operative learning structures in our classrooms to enable high quality questioning and discussion between the children.
"The consistency of teaching is a great strength."(Ofsted 2007)