At St. Patrick’s, pupils have access to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum giving them the opportunity to develop the knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes necessary for their own development and to equip them to play a full role in society in their future lives as adults. This, of course, includes the requirements of the new National Curriculum and the Diocesan agreed syllabus for Religious Education.
We believe that real experience is the best method of providing a context for the development of skills. As such, each half-term, children’s learning and skill development take place around a real life ‘hook’.
This may be a problem to be solved or a whole-class outcome to be produced. For example, planning, promoting and hosting an ‘Eco Fashion Show’ or researching and producing an historical exhibition in response to a letter from a museum.
More information about the curriculum in each class can be found on our Class Pages
We recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. As such, we aim to provide a curriculum that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop these aspects. More information about Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC) can be found below.
Through our curriculum, we also extend pupils’ understanding of the cultural diversity of modern British society.
At St. Patrick’s, the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and tolerance and respect are embedded into our curriculum. At St. Patrick’s, we reflect British Values in all that we do. We actively promote these values in the following ways.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At St. Patrick’s we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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