Our Curriculum Statement

At St Paul's, we want our curriculum to be inspirational and transformative in the lives of our children.
In an ever changing, fast paced world we want to provide an education that is purposeful and relevant, encouraging a life long love of learning which enables our children to adapt to any future challenges they may face.
As a Christian ethos school, our curriculum reflects our desire to Glorify God and serve the community by pursuing, through Biblical principles, an excellent education.
We will maintain a steadfast commitment to excellence through having high expectations for all our children because we want to provide them with the best educational experiences available.
We want our children to grow in character as well as knowledge, skills and understanding. This is why we will weave our values into our lessons.
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Courage
  • Perseverance
  • Compassion
  • Forgiveness
Big Ideas
General principles
Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:
• experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning
• understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future
• develop a rich and deep subject knowledge
We want the learning at St Paul's to be "sticky" so that children can know more, remember more and do more.
We will use the four elements of Cornerstones, "Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express" to shape the curriculum delivery.
Through the use of Cornerstones, children’s curiosity will be sparked through memorable experiences and innovate projects, included within the knowledge rich projects.
Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:
• Spiritual - Explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences
• Moral - Recognise right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views
• FBV - Understand and appreciate our Fundamental British Values: Democracy; Rule of Law; Individual Liberty; Mutual Respect and Tolerance
The children will be taught that they are infinitely precious and unique as they are "Made in the image of God."
We will teach our children the importance of making the right choice at the right time, for the right reason and in the right way.
As good global citizens, they will learn the importance of "loving your neighbour as yourself".
Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:
• learn how to respect themselves and others
• reflect and think mindfully about their learning
• develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
We promote good mental health, physical health and well-being and we will teach our children how to develop resilience and an attitude of gratitude to guard against negative self talk and unhelpful and unrealistic comparisons.
We will support our children in understanding that good sleep, good nutrition and good physical health can improve our mental wellbeing.
We will teach our children to be respectful and to have compassion.
Our curriculum will be taught through a pedagogy that:
• excites, promotes and sustains children’s interest
• promotes problem solving, creativity and communication
At St Paul's, we use evidence based research to inform how we teach.
Our collective focus, as pupils and staff, is one of continuous improvement seeking to be better rather than be the best.
We encourage a culture of feedback so that we all focus on moving our learning forwards.
Pupil voice
Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:
• take part in age-appropriate discussions
• express their opinions on a range of different topics and issues
• make a positive contribution to the school and local community
We will ensure the children at St Paul's understand they can be agents of change.
We will actively teach the pupils how to articulate their own thinking, debate meaningfully and have the courage to stand up for their own beliefs whilst also encouraging them to be respectful of the opinions of others.
We will teach our children the virtue of humility and the importance of listening, to ensure they can fully reflect upon, question and, if necessary, change their own opinions.
We will enrich our curriculum by:
• developing partnerships with external providers that extend children’s opportunities for learning
• using quality resources in and out of the classroom
Our children deserve to have a wide range of enriching experiences to inspire their learning.
We will collaborate with local organisations, invite experts into school and seek out educationally purposeful visits to provide experiential learning opportunities.
We will provide a range of clubs to help our children develop their talents.