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St Theresa's RC Primary School

Our Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Intent Statement


This statement has been designed by all school stakeholders and ensures everything we do has been created to meet the needs of the children at St Theresa’s RC Primary School.  This is our overarching aims of all of our work in every subject area.

“Walking in God’s Way, we Believe, Achieve and Succeed.”

At St Theresa’s RC Primary School, the curriculum is designed to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.  There is a high focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding.  The curriculum at St Theresa’s ensures that children are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

The school provides a highly inclusive environment where learners enjoy their education.  Pupils at all levels are helped to achieve their potential. Those who are most able are challenged and encouraged to expand their skills and knowledge through varied curriculum opportunities.  Those who find learning more difficult are  given targeted support to embed skills, to develop at their own pace and to learn in an adaptive teaching style that best suits their individual needs.

The focus on curriculum development is always carefully designed to ensure coverage and progression. It provides pupils with memorable experiences, in addition to diverse and rich opportunities from which children can learn and develop a range of transferable skills. A primary focus of our curriculum is to raise aspirations, engender a sense of personal pride in achievement,  provide a purpose and relevance for learning and ultimately to help every student to find strengths and interests. Curriculum opportunities are underpinned by three curriculum drivers:

  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Social and Emotional Awareness
  • Communication/Speech and Language

Subject leaders play an important part in the success of the curriculum by leading a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review. The innovative practice across the school provides a strong foundation and opportunities for children to work in teams and develop social skills both indoors and out.

The curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of children can be met within the environment of high quality teaching, supported by targeted, proven interventions where appropriate. In this way it can be seen to impact in a very positive way on pupil outcomes. Enjoyment of the curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and positive learning behaviour. Children feel safe to try new things. High quality visits and visitors into school are also well designed to enhance the curriculum.

In addition, each curriculum area states its own intent and purpose which is reflected in all planned activities and subject policies.

Curriculum Planning Through School

Please visit our subject pages using the Curriculum drop down menu above to find more information about curriculum planning through school. Our subject policies can be found on the main school policies page. 

Still Want To Know More?

If you can’t find the curriculum information that you’re looking for, or want to find out more about our curriculum, please speak to your teacher, or another member of staff.