School Curriculum Statement

As a Catholic school, Christ is at the centre of everything we do. We believe that every child is unique, made in the image and likeness of God; our aim is to develop each child’s full potential. Our school values of love, respect, hope, justice, honesty, hope and forgiveness underpin the curriculum.

We are proud of the rich and varied curriculum that we offer, which we design to suit the needs of the children and community that we cater for. We aim to enable all children to excel in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science, as well as develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in all aspects of the curriculum. Our curriculum supports our children to develop as a whole not just academically but also socially, emotionally, spiritually and personally.

Our curriculum follows the National Curriculum (2014); which we enhance through the experiences we plan for each class throughout the year. Each Class has a topic for the half term which is supported by quality literacy texts. The classes are planned for on a yearly cycle except in the foundation stage were we planned over 2 years, to provide different experiences while children are in our Foundation Unit. When planning teachers take into account the needs of individual children and classes and plan experiences that are specific to their interests and needs.

We believe that our children should work as hard as the staff. The curriculum is carefully timetabled to optimise learning time. We structure our days to help our children achieve to the best of their abilities and to enable us to provide directed and valuable support where needed without children missing out on vital curriculum input.

Our curriculum also is designed to develop our children’s emotional resilience and good mental health through building in time for ‘Relax Kids’ and our R.E. and PSHE curriculum.

Through everything they do in school, our children develop a strong sense of moral purpose in addition to a respect and understanding of people who have different characteristics to themselves including age, disability, gender, race or sexuality. All children are taught RE through the Come and See and our HRSE programme.

The school has strong relationship with the wider community, including the local Secondary Schools that our children feed into. Links between home, school and our parish community, are important to us and central in our Mission to serve the Church.

To find out more about our curriculum, please contact the school for our subject policies.

 

 

Subject Leaders:

RE - Mrs McMillian

English - Mrs Fullerton and Mrs Wilson

Maths - Mr Oliver

Science - Mrs Jackson

PE - Mrs Francis

History and Geography - Miss Smith

PSHE - Miss Weatherill

Computing - Mrs Winter

Art and Design Technology - Mrs Routledge

Early Years Foundation Stage - Mrs Winter