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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

We live, learn and grow in the light of Christ

Curriculum

 

‘The child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom’ (Luke 2:40)

 

 

Curriculum

Our curriculum has been designed with pupils’ learning at the centre and to inspire the children to achieve their goals and aspirations. Central to achieving this is our steadfast Catholic ethos which permeates all we do, as we value every member of our school community regardless of age, gender and ethnicity.   A primary focus of our curriculum is to challenge our pupils to have high aspirations for themselves; provide a context for learning and a sense of pride and achievement regardless of their starting point or the barriers to learning they may face.

 

We are dedicated to providing a highly inclusive environment where everyone is able to enjoy their learning and celebrate their achievements.  Adopting the principles of the ‘RESPECT’ framework, has enabled us to design a curriculum which is broad, balanced and offers pupils the opportunity to grow as individuals as well as learners. It is built on developing key skills and providing exciting learning opportunities for children to continue to apply and evolve acquired learning in a range of situations.

 

Following significant disruption to the children’s education in recent years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is essential that children continue to feel safe and secure so they are not only ready to learn but also prepared for any further challenges they may face.

 

Vision

We strive to enable every child to grow academically, socially, morally, spiritually and culturally in the knowledge they are loved by God and are safe and valued within our school community. Our core Christian values are woven throughout our curriculum and wider school ethos to fully prepare each of our children to achieve the highest outcomes.

Values

RESPECT:  Resilience   Empathy       Self-awareness    Passion   Excellence  Communication  Teamwork

Hope           Compassion         Thankfulness      Friendship          Wisdom        Creativity      Dignity                 

Objectives

To ensure children have the tools to enable them to thrive and flourish, embracing both success and challenge, prepared to ‘Live life to the full’ (John 10:10)

Share experiences which enable children to gain understanding, knowledge and empathy to become confident, caring and active members of society ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ (Mark 12:31)

Develop children’s confidence, independence and readiness to embrace a challenging, deep curriculum.  ‘I can do all this through him who strengthens me’ (Philippians 4:13)

 

Actively engage children to be fully immersed in experiences and opportunities for deeper learning. ‘Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding’ (Proverbs 3:13)

Ensure that, our extra-curricular offer and curriculum is accessible to all, and responsive to all children’s needs, interests and aspirations. ‘Let your light shine’ Matthew 5:16

Resilience - Empathy - Self Awareness - Positivity - Excellence - Communication - Teamwork

 

 

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