At St Mary’s we have a distinctive and personalised curriculum that will prepare our children for the ever-changing world that they will grow into. It is a curriculum designed by the team at St Mary’s with our pupils in mind, to meet their needs and build on their interests. It meets the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. (2014) If you want to know more about the National Curriculum we follow you can use the following link. https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum
Our school is driven by our desire to ensure that every child will REACH their full potential:
Resilient- pupils will be challenged across the curriculum and be encouraged to develop skills of problem solving and perseverance. We want our pupils to be committed to their learning, know how to study effectively and do so, are resilient to setbacks and take pride in their achievements. We aim to prepare pupils for their adult lives, teaching them to understand how to engage with society and provide them with plentiful opportunities to do so.
Enterprising- pupils’ natural curiosity and creativity will be stimulated to develop time and self- management through problem solving, enquiry and investigations. There is high academic ambition for all pupils and opportunities for creative thinking and thinking critically.
Aspiring- pupils will be exposed to the wider world and all the opportunities it can offer them. They will be encouraged to have high self- esteem and set their sights high for future life. In this way, they will be fully equipped to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Pupils are taught how to make good choices and understand what they need to do to reach and succeed in the curriculum and in accomplishments to which they aspire.
Citizens of the world- pupils will learn how to be responsible citizens and how they can make a positive contribution to the world in which we live. It is our intent to equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Pupils need to be educated citizens, so in turn we will introduce them to the best that has been thought and said helping them to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
Healthy for life- pupils will know the importance of an active and healthy life style and they will be taught about the different factors which can affect both their physical and mental well-being. Additionally, we want our pupils to have a good understanding of healthy relationships.
At our school, each pupil is at the heart of our school and at the heart of our curriculum and St Mary’s is dedicated to ensuring that every pupil REACH their true potential.