STATEMENT OF INTENT at ST MARY and ST JOHN CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
‘In the Light of Jesus, we learn to shine.’
St Mary and St John Catholic Primary continues to be an excellent school by providing a high quality of education that results in aspirational and ambitious children who believe that there are no limits to what they can achieve. Since its last inspection in 2007, the school has very effectively addressed all of the identified areas for development and is constantly striving forwards. The curriculum is broad, exciting and responsive to children’s needs and interests, giving them the knowledge and cultural capital needed to succeed in life and it is taught by committed and outstanding staff who have children at the heart of what they do. By the time they leave St Mary and St John Catholic Primary School at the end of Year 6, children have achieved excellent attainment and progress and reached standards that equip them exceptionally well for their future.
At St Mary and St John Catholic Primary School, our Mission Statement permeates through everything that we do and we see this as our everyday curriculum.
We also deliver the Archdiocese Religious Education syllabus ' Come and See' which is taught by all year groups in school. This is a specific weekly programme covering 3 topics every term and also including 'other faiths' topics twice yearly.
Extensive detail about the 'Come and See' curriculum can be found in the Religious Education Handbook (please click on the link above).
Further information can be accessed on the 'Come and See' website:
Our Relationships and Sex Education Curriculum is directed by the Diocese and follows guidance from the Conference of Bishops and the DFE. We use the 'Journey in Love' programme which is taught as a whole school programme and supports development of the child from Reception to Year 6 through the areas of spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical development. Our annual 'Class Welcome meetings' are used to inform parents that year group content and details about each year groups 'Journey in Love' focus will be provided prior to delivery. Please access the RSHE Policy(above) or speak to your child's class teacher for further information relevant to your child. Our schools approach to the curriculum reflects the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. Please refer to the Equality Scheme and the Accessibility Plan which can be found on the Policies page.
You will find more information about the curriculum, topics and what is taught in each year group, within the Class Pages under the CHILDREN heading.
Please note that staff are working hard to deliver all the Autumn term topics - Curriculum experiences will not be delivered at the moment due to the pandemic.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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