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Curriculum Intent Implementation and Impact

 

At St Vincents our motto is Engage, Enrich and Excel

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Intent 

Our curriculum intent reflects our school mission statement of Let Your Light Shine.  At the start of the children’s learning journey in EYFS, we offer a nurturing and inclusive environment, based on understanding the needs of all the children and the diversity they bring to our school community. As a Catholic school, our mission underpins every aspect of our curriculum. We are ambitious for our children and ensure they reach their potential. We aim to make our children excited to learn about the wonders of the world and the society they live in, taking account of duties under the Equality Act 2010. Knowing and remembering more is the key to enabling our children to be curious, creative individuals within school and the community. The National Curriculum programmes of study are delivered through the teaching of individual subjects for Year 1-6, building on the EYFS framework in Reception. Our curriculum builds on previous knowledge and skills. It is sequential with clear end points.   We aim to deliver high quality first teaching in the classroom by checking the knowledge that children have already acquired. Teachers and teaching assistants ensure that children are challenged through high order questioning, pace, content of lessons and ambitious planning.  We want our children to be confident, resilient, positive learners who will be ready for their next phase of learning. Our curriculum is enriched by visiting speakers and educational visits. It also goes beyond the classroom where children are engaged in enriching activities such as trips, after school clubs, workshops and sporting opportunities. The personal development of children ensures they know how to look after themselves physically and mentally. High levels of pastoral support ensure children are supported through their time at St Vincent's so that children can engage, be enriched and excel. 

Implementation  

At St Vincent’s, we provide a rich curriculum based on the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum programmes of study and the RE curriculum ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life. Our broad and balanced curriculum helps to prepare the children for their future learning in school and the wider world. Learning is sequenced, building on previous knowledge and skills with clear progression from EYFS to the end of Key Stage 2. The children’s knowledge and cultural capital is enhanced in each year group by using recall and recap strategies, adaptive teaching, knowledge organisers, working walls, pupil’s work, pupil’s voice and high quality resources.  We put great emphasis on delivering high quality professional development for our teachers and teaching assistants, so that they continue to deliver engaging, high quality learning opportunities. Teaching includes individual support, small group activities and whole class teaching.  Misconceptions are addressed so that learning can be securely build upon. Our implementation ensures that children can engage, be enriched and excel. 

Impact 

We ensure that we deliver the highest quality lessons and learning opportunities. We see regular assessment of the children’s attainment and needs as paramount in forward planning. We mark work, carry out regular formative assessment, summative assessments at the end of each term, learning walks, pupil voice and classroom observations. These activities form the basis of our pupil progress meetings. Pupil progress meetings take place at least once every term, giving the staff opportunities to monitor the rate of progress and for any interventions to be put in place for children who have been identified. Teaching staff have responsibility to lead and monitor a subject area with responsibilities including: curriculum mapping, CPD, enrichments as well as monitoring their subject. Our children leave our school as rounded citizens who make good contributions to their community.  Throughout their time at primary school, our children develop a strong sense of moral justice.  Our curriculum ensures that children are educated about British values, whereby they respect and celebrate the diversity of the world they are growing up in. Children leave our school ready for their next phase of learning, proud of who they are and what they have achieved having been able to engage, be enriched and excel. Please see our full Curriculum Intent statement below

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
Altrincham,
Cheshire,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEND Contact: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Sutton

Tel: 0161 911 8040

admin@stvincents.trafford.sch.uk

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