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Our Intent

The curriculum at St John’s is designed to provide all pupils with a challenging, broad and balanced education that enables all of them to reach their full potential, discover their talents and to prepare them to be responsible, 21st Century Christians. It is our vision that we shape our children so that they understand how to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society, with an awareness of the challenges we face as human beings. The Gospel Values of love, respect, generosity, creativity, responsibility and justice are at the heart of all we do at St John’s and our curriculum aims to make these real and relevant in every area of school life. This is echoed in our mission statement – Loving to learn; Learning to Love.


Our Implementation  

A topic based approach to learning, encompassing high quality creative subject delivery across the curriculum, makes learning enjoyable and fun for the children, whilst providing them with optimal opportunities to transfer and embed key skills and knowledge. Catholic Social Teaching also permeates every area of the curriculum, equipping our children to put faith into action. This complements our attention to British citizenship and developing an appreciation of our British culture through our rich curriculum. To enrich our curriculum further, our children are able to explore their local environment, their personal heritage and figures of interest through quality memorable trips and experiences. Our extra-curricular offer continues to shape our children with our commitment to sports, arts and play clubs.


The Impact

Through our commitment to teaching and learning and our dynamic subject leaders, the school currently holds the Artsmark ‘Gold’ Status, an outstanding Section 48 judgement, a ‘Silver’ School Games Mark , an Oscar Romero Award for faith in action and in 2017 we were awarded ‘ECAR school of the year’. Excellent teaching provides our children with personalised, inclusive learning and with our trusting partnership with parents, pupils become resilient and lifelong learners with a passion for social justice. Our curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of children can be met within the environment of high quality first wave teaching, supported by targeted, tailored interventions where appropriate. Enjoyment of the curriculum is demonstrated through the children’s high achievements, excellent attendance, their confidence and exemplary behaviour. Our data reflects this with attainment consistently above national and local results. Children feel safe, happy and loved at St John’s.

For more information on the curriculum please read our curriculum newsletters and follow the link to the National Curriculum Website.                National Curriculum in England: Primary




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