Generated on 1 Jul 2022

St Paul's CofE Infant School

Curriculum statement

Intent

COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 2022

Our school core values underpin our school curriculum and are evident in all that we do.

Courage – Courage can sometimes be hard to find. However, it is essential for us to instil courage in our children and in ourselves. With courage, we move forward. With courage, we experience new things and make the world a better place for others or ourselves. In the words of St Paul “have courage and be strong”

Community – We create a strong, nurturing, Christian school community, in which everyone is valued and can succeed. We have strong mutual relationships with our community. In our school community we cherish our world and everyone in it. We are preparing for and growing our understanding of our role in our wider community. In the words of St Paul “Bear with each other and forgive one another …. And above all love”

Compassion – We encourage everyone in our school community to show compassion by being kind, thoughtful and caring. We develop an understanding of personal feelings and the feelings of others and ways of helping others. We always put the welfare of children first. In the words of St Paul “do everything in love”

Our curriculum has been designed to:-

We aim for all learners to enjoy their education and make very good progress in all areas of learning. Pupils at all levels are helped to achieve their potential.

Those who are most able are challenged and supported through appropriate extension questions and activities. Those who struggle are encouraged and given targeted support to embed skills, to develop at their own pace or simply to learn in a style that best suits their individual needs.

Our focus on curriculum development is designed to ensure coverage and progression. It provides pupils with memorable experiences, in addition to diverse and rich opportunities from which children can learn and develop a range of transferable skills. Our community is frequently used as a starting point for engaging interest. We recognise the importance of raising aspirations and engendering a sense of personal pride in achievement. As the school serves a diverse community in terms of cultural capital and financial stability, we provide visits and activities that children may not otherwise experience. We recognise that the children need both a sense of valuing themselves, and developing aspirations for their future and for their community.

Our Curriculum:

Engage stage, this is when the children: gain memorable first-hand experiences, such as