At BDAT we want every child to have the very best quality of education they can get whilst in our Academies. This is about ensuring they have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them with both the knowledge and skills they need for their next phases of education and for life. As a Trust, we have worked with our schools to identify what a child should know and understand at a certain age and what they should be able to do and remember.
As part of this work, the team at BDAT and our schools have developed a BDAT Curriculum intent statement setting out our hopes and expectations for our learners during their time with us. This work is aligned and underpinned by the detailed contextual work we are doing with all of our schools on curriculum looking at our curriculum intentions, the impact we hope that it will have and the way it is implemented through great teaching and lived experiences.
To download a copy of the BDAT curriculum approach please click here
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Pure Accountability 2020 and beyond
BDAT is a Trust which prides itself on having high impact by providing a good quality education for our pupils, improving outcomes and being an employer of choice. We have achieved this by driving sustained education outcomes, quality first teaching and learning and recruiting and retaining high performing staff. We evidence this by measuring attendance, progress and attainment outcomes; improved OFSTED’s, by narrowing the disadvantage gap; by analysing recruitment and retention data and by considering staff satisfaction.
The question we face in 2020 is how we can demonstrate impact when most of our traditional success measures are, at best, now heavily skewed due to COVID or, at worst, completely meaningless as comparators during the pandemic?
This paper sets out the impact measures against which the Trust will measure our success in 2020-2021 and as we look to the future. The constraints against each measure are explained as well as the insights we can draw from the information and data we can still collect. The paper draws on some thinking by Michael Pain at Forum Strategy on Pure Accountability and builds on lessons we can learn from other industry sectors when considering accountability and impact.
To download a copy of the BDAT Pure Accountability Framework Document please click here
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