At St. Chad’s, our aim is to provide our pupils with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for learning today for life tomorrow.
Our curriculum is designed to:
- recognise pupils’ prior learning
- prepare pupils for the next stage of their education
- provide first-hand learning experiences
- allow pupils to develop interpersonal skills
- build resilience
- develop creative, critical thinkers
- develop spirituality through prayer, reflection and celebration
- enable each individual to achieve their full potential
- develop confident, independent, enthusiastic and creative lifelong learners
Please select from the links below to find out about each curriculum subject.
- Design & Technology
- Physical Education (PE)
- Religious Education (RE)
- Art & Design
Core subjects are assessed in a summative way each term and data is analysed by the SLT and staff as a whole. Internal Maths and Writing moderation also occur each term and external moderation takes place with cluster schools..
Attainment and Progress is tracked termly for Reading, Writing and Maths. In other curriculum areas, Attainment is tracked by SLT and Progress is shared with parents through a termly Progress Report.
In non-core subject areas, curriculum impact is quantified by end of year assessment data where children are assessed as Working Towards, Expected and Exceeding Age Related Expectations, based on their understanding of knowledge and application of skills in each curriculum area.
Whole school areas for development are identified as a result of data analysis. The data analysis enables CPD to be implemented to close any gap in these curriculum areas for all children in all year groups. Tracking skills for each class in the same way also allows further support to be provided for teachers as necessary.
The impact of the non-core curriculum is monitored through work scrutiny, discussions with the children, comparison with national expectations and inter-school moderation.
At St. Chad’s, we have subject leaders who oversee, develop, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their subject within school across all year groups and phases. Staff are committed to deliver high quality, learning experiences throughout the curriculum. Support staff have developed their strengths in order to further enhance the quality of learning. All members of staff benefit from continuous CPD tailored around their own individual needs and aspirations.