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Bearbrook Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Guerrilla Intent

Guerrilla Intent

Our wider curriculum is inspired by Jonathan Lear's Guerrilla Education and it aims to develop both propositional knowledge and procedural knowledge; it encourages independence, curiosity and creativity; produces collaborators, innovators, leaders and, above all, it helps our children to understand what it means to be human.


Active Learning

  • To seek out and enjoy challenges
  • To collaborate with others
  • Assess themselves and others


Basic Skills

  • To speak clearly and convey ideas confidently 
  • To read and communicate efficiently and apply skills to solve problems
  • To use new technologies confidently and purposefully 


Creative Thinking

  • To ask questions to extend their thinking 
  • To generate ideas and explore possibilities 
  • To overcome barriers by trying out alternatives or new solutions 
  • To connect ideas and experiences in inventive ways