Curriculum Statement

Curriculum Statement

The curriculum at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School is committed to meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum.

Our intention is that our pupils will become proactive in their efforts to learn because they will become aware of their strengths and what they need to do to improve. The pupils will be provided with guidance by individual set goals and task related strategies, such as using arithmetic addition to check the accuracy of solutions to subtraction problems.

We are focused on the importance of reading and writing so that the pupils become fluent communicators and keen action researchers across all subjects. We support children in developing mathematical and scientific skills, to increase their capacity to hypothesise, investigate, evaluate, and deepen their prior knowledge.

Pupils will learn good habits of work; they will develop their intellectual, moral and spiritual skills to emerge as well-educated, responsible and global citizens ready for their next steps in education and future careers.

The curriculum is designed with the consideration of the needs of all learners while taking into account the local context and our diverse community. The curriculum is challenging and rigorous to ensure that it engages all learners.

Our expectations for our pupils is limitless. Our core purpose is to ensure all pupils achieve the highest standards in all aspects of the curriculum, leaving this school with high levels of attainment and having the confidence to further develop independent learning.

Please click here to access the St Joseph's Curriculum Overview document. 




 Please click on the link below for more information about our approach to reading, writing and spelling.

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Excellent teaching: A teacher is the most important factor affecting pupil achievement. We employ and grow outstanding teachers; those who are passionate about learning and pass their enthusiasm on to our children, inspiring them to develop a love of learning and become life-long learners.

We work side by side with our teaching staff to ensure excellent teaching and support them with exceptional training and development.To ensure no child is left behind, we have developed data management tools which allow teachers to monitor pupils’ progress and quickly identify when children, or indeed teaching staff, need extra support.



Educational Curriculum Visits

Educational curriculum visits, full day or 1/2 day outings, are arranged during the school year. They are a positive part of the curriculum and are centred upon topics covered and have a strong educational content.

Visits are also valuable opportunities for personal and social education and will be used to fully develop children’s awareness of self, of others and of the world around them. School uniform will be worn unless unsuitable for the particular activity.

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Before each outing involving transport parents will receive a letter from the school giving all relevant details and are asked to complete a consent form. Without the consent form a child is unable to participate in the educational visit. During the year, children sometimes go on local walks or to the park as part of their lessons. Agreement to such excursions is given by way of a general permission slip which parents sign once a year.