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St Margaret’s CE Primary School – Curriculum Intent

Our Mission:

  • to develop a love of learning
  • to foster self-respect and love for others
  • to grow spiritually and reflect Jesus in our words and actions
  • to provide opportunities for ALL to flourish
  • to serve our community
  • to prepare and equip for an ever-changing world

Our Curriculum Intent

At St Margaret’s CE Primary School we want our curriculum to reflect our mission – our reason for being here.

At its heart we seek a curriculum that serves the needs of the child both educationally and spiritually, a curriculum that provides deep foundations for learning and which prepares children socially and emotionally for a complex but exciting world.

Our curriculum encourages excellence, values effort and celebrates achievement. Together, our learning is creative, enriching and relevant to today and tomorrow.

The outworking of our curriculum is simple. We want our children to be the best they can be; to reach their potential; to be true to themselves, growing in wisdom and able to make good choices now and throughout their lives. Our children respect themselves and others, are self- confident, have inner peace and optimism for the future.

Our Values (the means by which we work to achieve our vision)

Respect, Friendship, Resilience, Teamwork, Kindness and Love

By living these values and designing a curriculum that builds upon them, we encourage our children to learn and grow in the following:

  • self-confidence, independence and resilience; showing a love of learning, a joy in discovery and opportunity to flourish academically
  • an understanding of the true meaning of each value and how it applies to their lives now and in the future
  • to have deep respect for themselves and others; to value their community and the diversity of our modern world
  • to be ambitious for themselves and others; to have courage in their convictions and to know their contribution is valued

Our curriculum draws on the National Curriculum but adds to it where appropriate for our children. Reading is at the heart of the curriculum so that children can unlock the door to learning at an early age. We teach subjects through projects and discreetly where appropriate and continuously assess children’s learning and progress in order to tailor learning opportunities to meet their needs