Birmingham Curriculum Statement
In Birmingham community cohesion means working towards a society in which strong and positive relationships exist and continue to be developed in schools, in the workplace and in the wider community.
ALL children in Birmingham will experience a broad and balanced curriculum enabling them to grow and learn in an environment without prejudice or inequality.
The curriculum will:
- promote children’s engagement in learning through enquiry-led approaches that develop skills, dispositions and attitudes to learning
- equip children for their futures in a rapidly changing world recognising the importance of technology, science, languages and communication for dialogue and understanding between different groups
- value, celebrate and build on children’s religious and cultural heritage and develop a sense of identity, honouring the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
- promote the fundamental shared values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
All children and young people will be given the opportunity to learn the benefits of physically and emotionally healthy lifestyles, by participating in high quality personal, social and health education including sex and relationships education.
At school, all children will have opportunities to explore their talents and abilities through:
- developing an appreciation of the arts
- taking part in a wide range of physical activities, sports and games
- developing a sense of self in a non-judgemental, mutually supportive environment
- experiencing music and its intrinsic value for enjoyment and self-expression through performing, singing and the playing of instruments
- experiencing social, moral, spiritual and cultural education that broadens children’s awareness and understanding of the world and their place within it
In this way we work together to:
Equip children and young people to be happy, talented, confident and ambitious citizens of Birmingham and of the world
Councillor Brigid Jones - Cabinet Member, Children’s Services
Date 10 September 2015
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