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Curriculum Statement


At St Vincents we develop the learning, the learners, their behaviours, faith and values


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 develop each child to reach their potential and aim to make our children excited to learn about the wonders of the world and the society they live in. 

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 and through the EYFS framework in Reception. We are ambitious for our children and have high expectations of them. Our curriculum builds on previous knowledge and skills and 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 ensure that children are challenged through high order questioning, pace and 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. 


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 wider world. Learning is sequenced 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 knowledge organisers, working walls, pupil’s work, pupil’s voice and high quality resources.  

We train our teachers and teaching assistants, so that they continue to deliver creative, high quality lessons. Teaching includes individual support, small group activities and whole class teaching.  


We ensure that we deliver the highest quality in lessons and learning opportunities. We see regular assessment of the children’s needs as paramount in forward planning. We mark work, carry out regular formative assessment, summative assessments at the end of each term in maths and English, learning walks, pupil voice and 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 an acute 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.

Develop the learning (What we learn)

  • High quality teaching
  • Appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding
  • A well-resourced rich environment so that pupils can learn effectively, fulfil their potential and bring about outstanding outcomes

Develop the character of our learners (Who we are when we learn) 

  • A broad, balanced, modern and well-resourced curriculum
  • First hand experiences, in order to fulfil the requirements of the national curriculum, modern life and a changing technological world

Develop behaviours and habits to become effective learners (Our actions and attitudes: How we act when we learn)

  • A growth mind set approach to learning
  • Resilient learners who recognise that their effort is key to their success
  • Independent learning skills as pupils progress through the school
  • A healthy self-image, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • The life skills necessary to deal with everyday life
  • Following the 5 ways to wellbeing and understanding the importance of each one

Develop the spiritual and moral compass of our learners (Our place in the community and wider world: Where we are)

  • Develop the whole child
  • Empowering pupils to be engaged and creative lifelong learners who can contribute to the wider society
  • Living out our catholic mission by responding to social justice and local, national and international charitable work
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Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEN Contact: Mrs Tiernan and Mrs Farrell

Tel: 0161 911 8040



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It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
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