Curriculum

Philosophy

"'The glory of God is each person fully alive.'  The curriculum at St Paul's should encourage excellence and achievement by all pupils through the breadth of opportunity available, the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom and the motivation that comes from good relationships between staff and pupils."

(A Vision for St Paul's)

Curriculum Intent and Implementation

The Curriculum at St. Paul’s is a framework for setting out the aims of the programme of education, including the knowledge and understanding to be gained at each stage. We will translate that framework over time into a structure and narrative, within our school context. We are committed to evaluating what knowledge and understanding pupils have gained against both internal and external expectations.

At St. Paul’s we recognise that God has called us to respect the dignity of each unique individual. We believe that education is a truly holistic process concerned with the development of the whole child. We believe that every child is capable of academic excellence. We aim to provide a wide range of experiences so that each individual is able to flourish and achieve their full potential. We aim to set high standards and we will demand the very best from the children in our care.

The curriculum at St. Paul’s is designed to reflect the aims of the school’s mission statement. The curriculum provides a holistic education in which we enable children to develop their personal gifts and talents, their spiritual, social, moral and emotional understanding of the world, as well as their academic knowledge and skills. This is achieved by designing a broad and balanced curriculum which is responsive to, and supportive of their needs and aspirations, fosters intellectual curiosity and academic achievement, and motivates them to grow to their full potential.

The Curriculum at St. Paul’s is framed within our mission statement, is academically challenging and provides a rich and diverse range of experiences both inside and outside the classroom. We recognise that the curriculum is not just concerned with academic learning within the formal taught environment. Our curriculum values enrichment experiences such as extra-curricular activities, accredited courses such as Duke of Edinburgh and World Challenge, as well as a formal work experience entitlement for all, and a PHSE Programme designed to equip children with the knowledge and skills required to be successful citizens. We also aim to ensure that British values are promoted throughout the curriculum and that Careers education is a prominent feature so that children can see their learning in context. You can read our full statement of Curriculum Intent & Implementation here.

Curriculum Policy and Further Information

You can see our curriculum policy here. More information about the curriculum can be found in our prospectus here.  You can see a list of courses available at St Paul's here.

The Learning Talents and The Gifts We Grow

We build chances for pupils to achieve the highest academic standards, ensuring they are well known as individuals and their unique personality, talents and gifts are nurtured and developed to the full.  We use the frameworks of 'The Learning Talents' and 'The Gifts We Grow' to support us in this, find out more here

Independent Learning

You will find independent learning timetables for Years 7 - 11 here. You can find an Independent Learning Toolkit here. Independent Learning is set through itslearning and visible on the calendar which is accessible through the app on a device, or a web Browser on a desktop or laptop computer. Parents are encouraged to log into itslearning with their children regularly to view the Independent Learning tasks which have been set. 

Good Writing

Our literacy team has developed some information about the features of 'good writing'.  You can read this here.  You can also see an example of good writing here.  You can find information about what you need to do to help you make progress across subjects here.

Work Experience

In Year 10 pupils undertake work experience - to find out more information please click here.

KS3 Booklets:

Year 7 Advent Term 2019

Year 8 Advent Term 2019

Year 9 Advent Term 2019

Year 8 Expressive Art options for study in 2019/20

KS4:

Useful revision websites

Progress Check Explanatory Notes:

Year 7 to 11

Info for parents:

Milton Keynes Council has some useful advice for parents of children aged up to 15 on 'Getting the homework habit'.  Find out more here.

 

 

 

 

 

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