A well sequenced, coherently planned curriculum that builds upon the crucial knowledge, understanding and skills that pupils must learn enables all pupils to experience ‘life in all its fullness.’
Our curriculum provides opportunities for growth in mind, body and spirit through inspirational and innovative education underpinned by a deeply Christian ethos. Those who learn and work here develop confidence, embrace creativity and enhance their knowledge and skills so that they can experience ‘life in all its fullness.’ (John 10:10) The curriculum is the driving force behind this philosophy and in achieving our vision for the school.
Strategic Intention 1 - MIND
High expectations and aspirations in all areas of school life create an inspirational learning environment where knowledge is acquired through discovery. Creativity, the development of academic habits and skills, and broadening children’s hopes and aspirations help to engender an enjoyment for learning and secure excellent pupil outcomes. Learners are well prepared for any future path they choose.
- An enabling culture of continuous improvement is embedded.
- The pursuit of excellence based on the highest expectations and aspirations from and for all thrives.
- Opportunities to develop leadership skills, confidence and resilience are frequent.
- Learners educate, communicate and build enduring relationships with internal and external communities.
- Learners have open aspirations of the future and flourish.
- A broad and balanced curriculum is proudly promoted.
- Creativity is nurtured across the curriculum including areas such as music, drama and the arts, information and other technologies, sustainable development, sport etc.
- Learners are encouraged to flourish, shaping aspirations including non-academic skills. Talents are developed in all areas of life.
Strategic Intention 2 - BODY
Safety and wellbeing of learners is paramount, where every child matters and, crucially knows they matter. Learners are welcome to explore who they are, develop confidence and emotional intelligence thus ensuring that they become the best versions of themselves within an accepting and understanding community.
- Learners understand community and live well together.
- Learners are encouraged to celebrate the wonderful variety of ways to be human.
- Emotional awareness, tolerance and respect prevail.
- The unique talents of every child are embraced.
- Learners are taught how to protect themselves and others and to enjoy their own uniqueness and the uniqueness of others.
- Within a welcoming environment, personal progression is enabled.
- Learners understand the power of healthy relationships where they respect and offer dignity to others.
- Diversity and equality is promoted across the curriculum.
- Cohesion is actively promoted to encourage collaboration outside of social groups.
- Learners are allowed to falter; to get things wrong and try again as they work out how to be in a relationship with themselves and others. They see modelled a community of compassion that makes this possible.
- Human identity in all its forms is celebrated ensuring dignity and respect.
- Learners understand that we are all created equally in God’s image.
Strategic Intention 3 - SPIRIT
Supporting spiritual growth for learners, wherever they are on their faith journey, is central to our community life. Prayer and worship are supported by an innovative curriculum where ideas are expressed creatively to develop the spirit and contribute to life in all its fullness. The Christian values of COMPASSION, FORGIVENESS, FRIENDSHIP and TRUST empower learners to lead by example.
- Learners develop strength to embrace change.
- Learners show courageous advocacy, driving ethical decisions affirming what is right.
- Learners thrive in a shared society.
- Learners are supported to be the change they want to see in the world.
- Learners offer radical hospitality and are welcoming to all.
- Learners develop a prophetic voice and stand for their truth.
- Learners challenge injustice and are committed to justice.
- Learners become agents of change.
- Learners are ambassadors who can make a positive contribution.
- Learners experience meaningful opportunities for spiritual encounter across the curriculum.
- Character development impacts on wider society enabling people to flourish together.
- Learners live Christian values as an outworking of our vision.