Our Curriculum Explained
“Aspire not to have more but to be more.”
Archbishop Oscar Romero
In the pursuit of school-wide excellence we aim to provide the opportunity for all of our pupils to reveal, display and extend their God-given talents and abilities. Supporting the needs of the individual is crucial in raising the achievements for all. Driven by the belief that the potential to realise and demonstrate gifts and talents is not exclusive to some, but to all, pupils are encouraged to take ownership of their learning to ensure that they are able to recognise and apply their unique gifts and talents to reach their full potential.
Like UNESCO we believe that Curriculum has many perspectives. There is the written/official curriculum as defined by the government and Roman Catholic Bishops' Conference.
This is then translated into the implemented curriculum which you will see at the classroom level (please see our Class Curriculum Information).
What can be assessed and can be demonstrated as learning outcomes/learner competencies) constitutes the achieved or learned curriculum.
Finally, as equally or if not more important, there is the hidden curriculum. The development of the personal values and beliefs of the learners.
In order to capture the ways in which the development of these values occurs within school we have created our Values Curriculum. This takes it's lead from our school vision 'To live the Gospel and when necessary use words' and is therefore firmly rooted in the Gospel Values. However we also incorporate the SMSC and British Values curriculums.