Our ethos encourages a real sense of community and the family nature of the school means that children can be themselves in a safe and accepting environment where pupils and staff work together.
A sense of community is a key feature of the school. Parents are encouraged to be involved and opportunities for staff, pupils and parents to work together and to pray together help underpin our ethos and form our curriculum.
- to communicate the love of God
- to acknowledge God in all that is done so that he might show the way (Proverbs 3:5 to 6)
- to pass on to the next generation the wisdom we have learned (Deut 6: 6 to 9)
- to bring others into this heritage
- to enable children to fulfill their potential in all aspects of their schooling
- to achieve excellence in the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children
The school aims to do this through a Christ-centered curriculum. Such a curriculum is characterised as aiming to be excellent and glorifying to God, to lead children into the wisdom and discipleship of Christ, and to pass on to the next generation the truths learned by those who know Jesus.
Truths are to be found through a relationship with Jesus, in studying the Christian bible, in the lives of heroes of the cross, and in the lives of those around us who share our faith and in studying the creation.
Jesus says, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” (John 14:6) and this is the shared faith of the teachers.
It is intended that the curriculum should assist pupils to acquire a critical understanding of their own cultures and other cultures in a way that promotes harmony between people within the faith framework that Jesus is the only Way to the Father.
Read the whole document here: Curriculum Foundations
Aims of the School
The school undertakes through the courses it offers
- To enable the pupils to acquire knowledge, concepts, skills and wisdom for adult life and employment in the world.
- To enable the pupils to use language and number effectively.
- To nurture an enthusiasm for learning, motivation to work hard and the ability to work independently so that they are well equipped for further study
- To foster respect, toleration and humility towards all people, recognising individuals, groups and nations.
- To encourage understanding of the world in which we live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.
In the junior school (KS2), the National Curriculum is covered through a mix of class and specialist teaching.
The specialist teaching includes
- Physical Education
- Horticulture, Creator studies and cookery
And at Year 5 and 6
In the senior school (KS3 and 4) the National Curriculum is taught through the following subject headings
- Religious Studies
- Physical Education and Games
- Art and Craft
- Technology (Needle Craft, Workshop Craft, Creator Studies, Horticulture and Cookery)
- PSHEE and Citizenship
- Computer Science
The following subjects are taught to GCSE
- English language
- English literature
- Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
- Religious Studies
- Computer Science
- Art and Design
Subjects such as Psychology, Law and Sociology are made available by distance learning. Media Studies and Business Studies may be offered.
Careers Education in the Secondary School
Home Educators and Flexible-Time Educators
The school is happy to work with Home Educators and pupils with outside school specialisms and to allow a measure of Home Education where it can be demonstrated that the education being provided is effective, supervised appropriately and follows Safeguarding procedures. This is a feature of the school and reflects its ethos, values and aims.
Any pupil attending the school, even under this agreement is included on the School Admissions Register and entered as being so in our annual returns to the DfE.
All agreements will be for a fixed time-scale and reviewed at the end of each Key Stage.
The School is ultimately responsible for the attainment of every child registered on the roll.
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These agreements are for a fixed period and are not usually entered in to at KS4.
DfE Advice on flexi education is published in the following documentation: