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Intent

 

At St. Edward's Catholic Primary School we aim high. We want every part of our school community - pupils, parents and staff to experience success. Our motto is 'To love, to serve and learn'. 

 

We ensure that every child has access to a broad, balanced and supportive curriculum. Through this we are able to give our pupils a range of opportunities and experiences to grow and develop academically, physically, socially and morally. 

 

We will provide a Catholic Christian education based on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, in which the values of the Gospel underpin all aspects of school life.

 

We will ensure that we provide  an environment in which the dignity of each person as a child of God is recognised and developed.

 

Implementation

 

All National Curriculum subjects are carefully planned, structured and sequenced to ensure progression across units of work and across year groups or key stages. It is structured to help pupils remember long term content that they have been taught and pupils are encouraged to integrate this new knowledge into larger areas. It is rooted, and has grown from an acknowledgement between all subject leaders about the knowledge and skills that our children will need in order to ensure that the develop resilience; growing spiritually, academically, physically, socially and morally.

 

We aim to tailor our curriculum to fulfil every child's potential, taking into account and adapting our curriculum to reflect and incorporate the locality, local events and exhibitions. Through a curriculum that is both stimulating and challenging, we develop curiosity about the world around them and enable children to grow and develop; becoming independent, active learners.

 

Throughout all elements of the curriculum, reading is prioritised. Key vocabulary for all subjects is prominent on working walls and children are given access to a range of age appropriate texts across all subject areas. 

 

There is a sharp focus on phonics for our youngest children and a programme of support is in place for any older children who may need additional help, these may be SEND, EAL or new to country.

 

A range of after school activities and additional experiences such as fieldwork in the locality and beyond, educational visits and visitors to school; ensure that both enjoyment and learning are enhanced - helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

 

Impact

 

Children's progress is carefully monitored through appropriate and timely assessment and, where children are found to need additional support, we have a variety of interventions to help them. All the staff at St. Edward's work hard and are incredibly proud of our stimulating and progressive curriculum that meets the needs of all of our pupils.

 

 

Our curriculum is designed so that when our children leave us to move on to their secondary school, they have:

 

  • An understanding that they are loved and valued by God, their teachers and friends at St Edward’s.
  • A strong sense of moral purpose and respect for others.
  • Confidence in themselves and their ability to learn.
  • A firm grasp of basic skills
  • A recognition that there is life and opportunities beyond Runcorn
  • Aspiration to aim high and challenge themselves to achieve great things in the future.  
  • A sacramental consciousness (to see God in all things).
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