Curriculum Aims

As a community of FAITH, we aim to:

  • Place Christ – Teacher, Master and Friend – at the centre of our school
  • Build an atmosphere of openness, tolerance and mutual-respect where pupils and adults are helped to understand and appreciate the diversity of cultures, faiths and beliefs represented in St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School, the UK and across the world
  • Provide meaningful opportunities for pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith, actively participate in religious observance and respond positively to God’s invitation of friendship

As a community of SERVICE, we aim to:

  • Provide a safe, inclusive, nurturing and equitable learning environment where all members of our school community are able to grow into confident individuals and feel happy, valued and fulfilled
  • Recognise every child and adult as a unique individual, made in the image of God, and continually endeavour to meet the spiritual, moral,emotional, physical, social and intellectual needs of all
  • Foster the Gospel values and in doing so equipping all members of our school community to serve as responsible citizens within St. Bernadette’s and in the local and global community

 

As a community of LEARNING, we aim to:

  • Provide the highest quality of learning and teaching across the curriculum, supporting all pupils to be literate, numerate and healthy, equipped with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for being lifelong successful learners in an ever-changing society
  • Establish and maintain high, but realistic, standards and expectations for all, fostering a love of learning in both pupils and adults and supporting everyone within our school community to take responsibility for their own learning
  • Work in close partnership with parents, the parish, the wider community and other partners to ensure all pupils benefit from relevant learning experiences beyond the classroom

Our Vision, Values and Aims are the foundation and driving force of our entire curriculum. We reflect on them regularly and consider how we can apply them in the day-to-day life  and work of our school.