The Curriculum in a Catholic School
'In your Catholic schools, there is always a bigger picture over and above the individual subjects you study, the different skills you learn. All the work you do is placed in the context of growing in friendship with God, and that all that flows from that friendship. So learn not just to be good students, but good citizens, good people. A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person and a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints.'
Pope Benedict XVI The Big Assembly, Twickenham, 2010
At St Patrick's we strive to:
1. Provide all pupils with equal access to a rich, broad, balance and differentiated curriculum matched well to their ages, abilities interests, aptitudes and special needs.
2. Increase pupils' knowledge, skills and understanding as they grow and develop and strengthen their connections with the world around them.
3. Ensure the curriculum will carefully planned and structured to ensure that learning is continuous and that pupils make good progress in the development of their learning.
4. Engage the children's interest by offering excellent opportunities to extend creative learning, challenge their imagination, value originality and to encourage and motivate them to want learn.
5. Be exciting and to offer pupils lots of first-hand experience to reinforce their learning and to underpin their growing knowledge, skills and understanding of the world.
6. Plan learning opportunities that celebrate the rich nature of our school community.
7. Open their eyes to awe and wonder and cause them to marvel at the incredible and fantastic world in which they live.