St Patrick’s Curriculum Vision:
At St Patrick’s we inspire enquiring minds with a desire to learn and a thirst for knowledge. We achieve this growing together, finding fulfilment and pride in our achievements and supporting one another along the way. We develop a breadth of knowledge and skills which will equip us for life-long learning in the wider world of rich diversity and we do all this illuminated in the light of Christ.
Our Curriculum Drivers which underpin our curriculum and based on our character education:
Spirituality – we aim to educate our children in the virtues and British values, principles and beliefs that lead them to grow, flourish and find fulfilment - by living out our moto “We live, love, learn and grow in the light of Christ”; appreciating their own uniqueness and celebrating their individual, special qualities that support them being all that God wants them to be.
Aspiring to improve - we aim to engage and inspire our pupils to have a real love of learning; taking ownership of their destinies through securing all learning by practice and retrieval, building upon it year on year. Enabling everyone to aspire as high as they can, by introducing them to a future of possibilities.
Enquiring minds – we aim for pupils to build a breadth of knowledge by always searching for and developing skills and understanding through a multitude of independent, collaborative and shared learning experiences; opening up a whole world of possibilities and sense of awe and wonder in all they can achieve now and in the future.
Resilience – we aim to instill in our pupils’ real stamina for learning, where challenges are seen as possibilities for growth; where in supporting one another we can develop endurance, having faith and belief that anything can be achieved if they put their heart and minds to it.
- A progressive curriculum which uses breadth of knowledge from past learning, building upon it to develop and increase understanding.
- Through a range of experiences and teaching styles, interest and enthusiasm is captured by all learners.
- Teachers must present information clearly – through visual, kinaesthetic and auditory means to enable appropriate quality discussion that clarifies and extends learning.
- Materials selected appropriately to interest and challenge but that support the intent of the curriculum.
- Teacher modelling of language is crucial - thinking about how we speak, read and write.
- Instilling into the pupils a passion for learning, pride in their achievements and a drive to achieve the very best they can.