Curriculum Offer

Children attending Brays School will usually require augmented and modified curriculum opportunities including an overarching mobility curriculum and a sensory experiential curriculum for our more profound learners. Brays School underpins all of its curriculum delivery through continually developing its communication work so that pupils may access their learning in a way personalised to their needs.

The timetable includes a subject based teaching element for key areas of the curriculum and a cross curricular programme of topic based work through which the remaining areas are taught.
Sex education is fully integrated into the curriculum and not isolated, taken out of context, or over-emphasised. The school works in close co-operation with the Birmingham Health Education Unit and uses materials such as `My Body’ and `Health for Life’ which they recommend and which are widely used in Birmingham schools.

The school Key Stage 1 phonics lead is Paula Russell, and the phonics scheme used at Brays School is Read Write Inc.

Religious Education is provided and a daily act of collective worship forms an integral part of school life. The School is non-denominational and assemblies usually have a religious and moral element, providing an understanding of Christianity and other major world religions.

The Thematic Approach

The thematic approach to Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology and Music adopted by Brays School provides opportunities for every element of the National Curriculum requirements to be studied in contexts that enable relevant and stimulating early learning, exploration and investigation that can be consolidated, embedded and extended throughout the Key Stages supported through a Local Curriculum that is interwoven to provide real experiences, enable personal development and which promotes British Values.


Our Curriculum

Careers Education and Guidance

At Brays School we support our pupil’s development into happy and successful citizens who have a sense of belonging in their community and in the workplace. We do this by giving them a breadth of experiences that include:

  • Education based visits
  • Lessons which have content relating to the world of work
  • Visits by people from the workplace and from the local community
  • Links with the local business community

During their time at the school children will have explored the work that people do in different economies and different countries, usually through a themed approach to learning which also includes discovering different cultures and different approaches to the world of work.

Our lead teacher on PSHE will be able to provide further details upon request. They can be contacted by email:

We measure the impact of our careers curriculum through conversations with our pupils prior to the annual review of the EHCP, and through discussions and work produced in our PHSE lessons.

To be reviewed: February 2023