Curriculum statement

Our vision is to provide an outstanding Catholic education, which embraces the Kingdom of God and maximises the potential of all: be the best you can be!

We fulfil this vision through our strong mission: ‘With God All Things Are Possible.’  (Matthew 19;26)

We place the following values central to driving our mission: We Love God, we place our Trust in Him and we Give Thanks for who we are, all we have and who we are to become. 

We Love

  • To love ourselves and love each other
  • To have relationships which are rooted in love, respect, justice and truth

We Trust 

  • To believe in our abilities and have the confidence to share and celebrate 
  • To share the Good News to bring hope, light and love to our homes, school and global community.

We are Grateful

  • To celebrate the joy and gift of learning so we can grow to be the best we can be.
  • To  give thanks with a grateful heart 

 

Our Curriculum Intent

At All Saint’s we offer our children a curriculum that puts them at the centre of our caring, sharing, achieving school, where positive relationships, based on mutual trust and respect are at the heart of everything we do. Our rich and ambitious curriculum exposes our children to enriching experiences, immersing them in progressive knowledge and skills; equipping them with personal characteristics required to succeed in life. It enables our children to take ownership of their learning and to become independent thinkers, whilst still fully enjoying the wonderful joys of childhood.

At All Saints we have curriculum drivers.  At All Saints we are:

  • Confident
  • Independent
  • Resilient
  • Kind
  • Aspirational

These key drivers underpin the design of our curriculum.  We aim for our children to: 

  • be confident, independent and resilient; displaying a thirst for learning  
  • be kind; showing empathy and compassion whilst valuing diversity 
  • achieve academically across the entire curriculum, meeting at least the national expectation by the end of their primary education  
  • have aspirations for the future and know that these can be reached through hard work and determination 
  • be culturally knowledgeable about our country and our world  
  • be well prepared for the challenges of the secondary school curriculum. 

Ultimately, we want all of our children to be the best they can be, making a positive contribution to the world they live in, now and in the future. 

Implementation

Our Curriculum has been designed to deliver our principles, aims and entitlement whilst also covering all statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. Our long- term curriculum has been carefully mapped to ensure key skills and knowledge in all subjects are taught in a clear sequence and provide progression across the school.

Our curriculum is fully inclusive so that all pupils can achieve their full potential. We recognise that pupils can learn in different ways and at different rates, and therefore teachers plan and deliver teaching with their learners in mind and use summative assessments to inform next steps.

The curriculum is delivered within creative and exciting projects that provide an engaging context for learning. The teaching narrative within each project sets out how learning will be delivered, ensuring that it is sequenced, cohesive and based on sound pedagogical practice.

Each learning project has four distinct stages which give a clear direction for both teaching and learning: 

  • Engage – to stimulate curiosity, ask questions and draw on prior learning, each project will begin with a memorable experience and our pupils are introduced to the required baseline knowledge to support future learning
  • Develop – this is the main body of learning when pupils will delve more deeply into the theme, explore and acquire new skills and knowledge, revisit previously acquired skills and knowledge, make links between subjects, explore, read and write for a variety of purposes across the curriculum.
  • Innovate – We provide a context in which our pupils have the opportunity to return to previous skills and knowledge and apply them in a different way.
  • Express – we give our pupils an opportunity to reflect on their learning, test their knowledge and celebrate their achievements.

Impact:

Academic progress and personal development are to be treated equally with pupils making excellent progress from their individual starting points. We want our children to retain and articulate their knowledge and understanding to a wider audience. Statutory outcomes will be above average each year. 

Our exciting curriculum fulfils all the requirements of the National Curriculum with many additional elements that draw on the strengths of our staff. We are especially proud of our work on Forest schooling. We follow Come and See which provides a syllabus that helps our children develop a secure awareness of their own spiritual development and helps them to understand right from wrong.