Our Curriculum Intent, Implementation And Impact
- To provide a rich and varied curriculum which has its roots based on our school values of Joy, Kindness, Respect and Wisdom and underpinned by our Christian faith.
- To deliver an ambitious, aspirational curriculum which is well planned and the meets the needs of all our pupils
- To provide an engaging curriculum which is planned sequentially, allowing children to build on previous learning and securing firm foundations for the future
- To excite, inspire and empower children through a range of cultural experiences alongside offering a range of literature that reflects our values and validates their realities
- To promote a sense of community for the children, parents, Church and the wider community
- To prepare older pupils for life in our British Society by fostering in them attitudes and qualities which enable them to become confident, caring, responsible citizens
- Teachers will have good subject knowledge and will be supported to maintain and improve this knowledge through training, observing best practice and undertaking relevant research
- Subject leaders will provide colleagues with support for planning, resourcing and teaching
- Lessons will incorporate examples; retrieval practice and, over time, revisit teaching and knowledge skills
- Materials with lessons will be broken down into manageable ‘chunks’ to ensure access to learning
- High quality texts will be used from Reception to Year 6 building on the foundations of excellent teaching of phonics through Read Write Inc
- The school curriculum map will be planned to ensure that teaching is sequential with the teacher ensuring that knowledge and skills are taught in a logical and progressive order
- The teaching of key vocabulary will be a primary feature in all subjects
The impact of our curriculum is evaluated through end of year assessments and Government tests; through Governor meetings; visits and through our own monitoring of teaching, learning and pupil voice.
- All children achieve well by developing knowledge and skills on their journey through school. This is demonstrated through outcomes at EYFS, Phonics (Year 1), Keys Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
- Through our Christian beliefs and values, we instil the importance of being ready, safe and respectful
- Children with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes and are monitored through Governors and in school
- Children leave St James Primary ready for a successful transition to secondary school. Our preparation for the next stage includes knowledge about the importance of being safe, ready and respectful