The school aims to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum in accordance with the 1988 Educational Reform Act which aims to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the children. Religious education is not only at the heart of the curriculum, but informs the total curriculum.
To achieve this aim -
a. Each member of the staff is given an RE Policy which has been drawn up by the RE Co-ordinator in consultation with staff. Plans and schemes of work are produced to ensure that an appropriate spectrum of Catholic Doctrine is taught. The policy is reviewed and, if necessary, amended each year.
b. The staff ensures that each child is provided for spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically. Emphasis is placed on good physical activity to make sure that the body is as fit as the mind.
c. The dignity of each child is recognised and special attention, by way of a differentiated programme, is given to children who have learning difficulties.
The National Curriculum consists of eleven subjects which all children must study. The subjects, which form the core, are those recently identified as such by the Secretary of State. These are Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science and Information and Communications Technology. Other subjects offered at our school are Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education and, in Year 6, French.
At the ages of 7(year 2) and 11 (year 6) there will be "assessment" of how children are doing in relation to the National Curriculum levels. This will show where children need extra help and where they are doing well. The school's results in the National Curriculum Assessments are shown in Appendix 1.
The aim of the school's curriculum is to provide each child with an all-round, child-centred education, with the emphasis on the real needs of the individual, in order to prepare them for the world of work and leisure in which they will be able to take their place as fully mature human beings, realising their full potential.