ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM INTENT
Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of every pupil allowing them to learn in a family of faith, hope, love and fun. Independence, imagination and creativity are promoted through a challenging curriculum where learning is tangible, real and transferrable. Pupils are encouraged to make connections, apply and reason. With core principals routed in our Catholic values we nurture the whole child in a happy, calm environment enabling pupils to flourish and thrive. These learning behaviours are promoted through the school PRIDE statement (Positivity, Respect, Independence, Determination and Enthusiasm) and emotional and mental health and well-being drive the aims of our curriculum. Development and nurture of these life-long learning skills will enable our children to have secure interpersonal and communication skills, which will enable them to become responsible and active members of our diverse society.
Learning is grounded in the needs and context of our whole school community. The foundations of our curriculum are rooted in our strong faith and quality first hand experiences, intended to secure knowledge and skills by encouraging independent learners to challenge their learning so every individual grows and achieves their true potential.
What Makes Our Curriculum Catholic at St Joseph's?
At St Joseph's, Jesus Christ is at the centre of all we do and all we are. In our Mission Statement we recognise our school as "a family of faith, hope and love" and within this family, we live out our vocation to empower our children to become builders of the Kingdom through acceptance of God's invitation to know, love and serve Him.
Our Curriculum compliments the vision of our school to be a place of fun and learning for all, in a school that "is forward thinking and innovative." Our curriculum is designed to be broad and baalanced and is assiduously enriched to enable every child to engage and succeed in their learning so that they recognise and celebrate their own gifts as children of God, created in the image and likeness of the one who created us all.
Our Curriculum is ergonomically planned to facilitate our vocation as a Catholic community to give testimony through our lives to empower our children so that they will have faith, strength and desire to say "Here I am Lord, I will go wherever you lead me."