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St John XXIII Catholic Primary School Inspiring Faith in our Future

Mission and Intent

Mission Statement

‘We aim for excellence, with God at the centre of all we think, do and say.’

 

Teaching, especially learning, is at the heart of this caring Christian Community.

 

Each member of our school community

  • Is committed to high standards
  • Is committed to meeting the needs of pupils as unique individuals
  • Is committed to teamwork, each stakeholder using their unique gifts and talents to build up the community as a whole.
  • Is committed to ongoing staff development and learning to ensure robust subject knowledge
  • Is committed to improve
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We believe in offering as many enriching educational and life experiences for our pupils in order to develop their social, moral, cultural and spiritual development.

 

“I have come so that everyone may have life and have it to the full” John 10:10

Intent

At St John XXIII staff are passionate about delivering a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the school ethos. Our curriculum aims to prepare children in understanding the world around them and prepare them for the next stage of education. We want our children to be both interesting and interested. The design of our wider curriculum is based on children learning and revisiting knowledge over their primary school career. The interleaving of learning supports children in developing their cognitive skills by revisiting knowledge and skills through different subjects and at different times throughout the year. Our curriculum is customised to meet the local needs of our children.

 

By the time children leave St John XXIII, they will have mastered a range of both procedural knowledge (skills) and factual knowledge through

 

  • opportunities to practice;
  • careful planning based on daily assessment for learning
  • planning for progression, depth and mastery.

Subject Coordinators have a clear understanding of the implementation, knowledge progression and sequencing of concepts across their subject area. They are an integral part of the curriculum design for their subject area and monitor the impact of this throughout the year. Subject Coordinators liaise with each other to ensure that knowledge learned in one area is transferred and built upon in other subject areas. 

Reading is prioritised across the curriculum offer to support pupils in in accessing the full curriculum. Children enjoy reading in class through Class Readers, Guided Reading, English Lessons and also independent reading where reading for pleasure is promoted.

 

‘Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in, but in what it is still possible to do.’

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