Future Focused Education
BJAB’s responsive curriculum and inspiring teaching is focused on preparing pupils with the skills necessary to succeed in a dynamic future.
We encourage pupils to develop their literacy with project-based learning, STEAM learning, and digital education, which allow them to develop problem-solving skills and think creatively about real-world issues. We understand that our pupils will face challenges as adults that we cannot yet anticipate.
Our school ethos aims to equip pupils with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to master complex challenges and to thrive in a world of accelerating change.
An Innovative Curriculum
Our coding curriculum is designed to progress with your child's development, starting with game-based learning in EYFS, block-based coding in KS1, and advancing to full text-based coding and hands-on programming with robots in KS2.
At BJAB, digital literacy is a cornerstone of our learning and computing is integrated into the curriculum from the Early Years.
Our Key Stage 1 pupils learn about simple algorithms and how they are implemented as programs on digital devices. They create and debug simple programs and learn how to create, organise, store, manipulate, and retrieve information. In Key Stage 2, we take it to the next level by teaching pupils to solve problems using sequence, selection, and repetition in programs, and working with variables and various forms of input and output.
Through project-based and cross-curricular learning, pupils are able to integrate a wide range of topics such as:
- Slideshow and video creation
- Design thinking and proto-typing
- Music technology and sound production
- Materials science
- Fashion, fabrics design and sewing
A Tech Friendly School
BJAB aims to create a technology-friendly environment, preferring paperless learning where possible. Our facilities provide students with the tools and resources to effectively use technology.
- Our students spend their school day in modern and well-equipped classrooms. Spaces are designed to encourage creativity, celebrate work, improve concentration and facilitate easier learnier.
- Each classroom comes equipped with a state-of-the-art smartboard where teachers and pupils can present materials through an interactive medium.
- The use of iPads is taught and integrated into daily classwork from Year 1. In Key Stage 1, each class receives a set of iPads to share. From Year 3, each pupil is provided with a personal iPad.
- Through school-sponsored subscriptions, BJAB pupils have access to a range of educational apps to enhance their learning experience. Homework at BJAB is completed entirely digitally.
- From Year 5, pupils use the Microsoft 365 Education suite as a hub for classroom materials and homework. Each pupil receives an individual email address and are familiarised with the Microsoft suite to create and collaborate on classwork.
- Pupils explore learning hands-on through a variety of inspiring STEAM project resources including Beebots, Lego Robotics, and Strawbees.
We aim to provide our students with the best possible education using cutting-edge technology and innovative methods.
To achieve this goal, BJAB has partnered with CENTURY, a platform to generate personalized learning pathways for our pupils (from Year 3). BJAB is the first school in Brussels to harness the advantages of Artificial Intellgience to supplement our excellent curriculum.
CENTURY leads our pupils on an exciting and challenging learning journey, providing a personalised learning pathway for children at all stages of attainment. Personalised CENTURY data dashboards provide teachers with a wealth of information about their students' learning progress, allowing them to analyze not only what a student knows but how they are learning best and provides tailored resources that support and extend their next steps.
Combined with a thorough in-class assessment schedule and our bespoke approach, our teachers are able to adapt their teaching methods to suit the individual needs of each pupil, creating a more effective and engaging learning experience. Our ultimate goal is to equip our students with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the ever-evolving digital landscape of the future.
Navigating Safely and Ethically
We believe in providing a safe online environment, and all our students are taught internet safety and who to approach with concerns.
Pupils across the school are also introduced to a wider variety of software and how to use search technologies effectively and safely. Our extensive e-safety programme, integrated into our full PSHE curriculum, allows pupils and parents to navigate the challenges of the digital world with confidence.