OUR Curriculum Intent
When a child leaves St. Bernadette’s at 11 years old, we asked ourselves:
What have their experiences been?
Have they enjoyed school life and their learning?
How have we impacted on each individual’s life?
Have we prepared the children spiritually, academically, socially and morally for the next step of their journey?
Have we fed their curiosity in order for them to become life-long learners?
More importantly…..Have we set the children on the right path, forward in faith, following in the footsteps of Jesus?
As a school community we reflected on the above questions with the intention of creating an authentic curriculum that is personal to the unique needs of the children in our school, whilst also being in line with national expectations.
At St. Bernadette’s we have designed our curriculum with pupils’ learning at the centre with the aim of ensuring that all pupils make progress. We recognise that a curriculum has to be broad, balanced and offer pupils opportunities to grow as individuals as well as learners. As a Catholic School, the teachings of the gospels are at the centre of everything we do. Pupils are taught to treat each other with respect and to support each other in their learning. We aim to ensure that pupils enjoy learning and feel prepared for life after school. We intend to offer our pupils new and exciting experiences that are designed to build resilience, confidence and self-esteem both in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. We recognise that pupils should be challenged in their school; learning from failures and celebrating successes. We intend for our curriculum to enable pupils to develop their interpersonal skills, creativity and independence. It is our intention that pupils leave St. Bernadette’s with a sense of belonging to a community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate and become lifelong learners.