Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Vision
Our curriculum stems from our Mission Statement: ‘with the love of God our dreams and ambitions come true’ and has been designed to reflect that life at Sacred Heart is rich, varied, inclusive, exciting, challenging and inspiring. Our broad and balanced curriculum promotes pupils spiritual, moral social and cultural development and provides opportunities for pupils to:
- Be happy, enthusiastic and reflective learners who take an active part in lessons
- Think creatively, engage in problem solving and develop their resilience
- To develop an awareness of their own and other religious and spiritual development;
- To become responsible, rights-respecting and caring citizens who appreciate diversity
- and make a positive contribution to our school and wider community
- To develop their confidence and their capacity to learn and work independently and cooperatively
- with others
- To develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in all areas to enable them to
- make rapid progress
In order to allow the children to fully develop these aptitudes, language is a key focus for us, both to develop the children’s communication abilities, and also to provide them with the rich and specific vocabulary from across the curriculum that underpins their knowledge and understanding, further enhancing their subject specific knowledge and understanding.
We teach the National curriculum using a subject based approach, which is enhanced by a carefully planned range of educational visits and memorable learning experiences which may include theme days, key speakers and visitors to school. We use a range of teaching strategies that take into account the ways in which children learn in order to foster engagement, motivation and creativity.
Our curriculum alongside the National Curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and experiences of later life.
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Objective
- To be an inclusive school: all aspects of our work will ensure that all learners are given equality of opportunity and treated fairly.
- To promote and achieve high standards for all by providing teaching and learning of the highest quality.
- To treat learners as individuals and to differentiate teaching and learning to take account of their individual needs.
- To provide for learners’ physical, mental, social, spiritual, moral and cultural needs.
- To provide for learners’ care, health and safety.
- To ensure that all learners benefit from a rich, broad, balanced curriculum. It will be taught in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner with lots of opportunities for first-hand experience.
- To teach basic skills and core subjects, giving great emphasis to the foundation subjects.
- To make connections between subjects and to apply basic skills across the curriculum.
- To enliven and enrich the curriculum by visits, visitors, and extensive use of the environment.
- To give responsibility to learners and develop their self-confidence by contributing to the community.
- To make Governors, parents and the wider community equal partners with the school and to involve them in the evaluation of its success.
- To promote a welcoming and lively environment where learners feel secure.
- To build a school where good behaviour is expected.
- To make this school a place of enjoyment – a place where success is celebrated.