Here at Our Lady and St Joseph, Brooms, RCVA Primary School we are committed to providing pupils with a curriculum that prepares them for the future, inspires and motivates as well as building perseverance and resilience.
We strive to offer stimulating and awe-inspiring learning experiences with Christian values at the heart of all we do.
We believe that our curriculum should be completely inclusive, where everyone is helped to achieve their very best, in an environment where difference is celebrated and all pupils recognise their own unique strengths and qualities. We endeavour to support all members of the school community in discovering and developing their special talents and gifts, whilst fostering a love of learning, a wonder of creation, a respect for themselves and others and a desire to be the best people they can be. We want our pupils to learn and be nurtured in a warm, supportive and inclusive school, where the aspirations, access and attainment of all learners is the key to success. We want pupils to develop positive relationships with one another, recognise their place within the school and wider community and the Parish.
Our curriculum is bespoke to the needs of the pupils of Our Lady and St Joseph, Brooms, RCVA Primary School, not only by focussing on appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, but by encompassing academic, creative, technological, sporting and extra-curricular activities that allow each child to demonstrate their own strengths and talents. We endeavour to provide a broad curriculum which enriches spoken language, builds vocabulary specific to curriculum areas and gives pupils the confidence to communicate in the written and spoken word. We are committed to giving all children equal access to enrichment activities in the form of visits, visitors and outdoor experiences to enhance provision. We want children to recognise the importance of good mental health, the ability to pause and look in awe at their surroundings, the ability to take their learning outdoors and to be outward looking pupils, who are able to engage in learning about themselves and have an understanding of the wider world and its complex cultures.
Pupils will have opportunities to influence their own learning through age appropriate and progressive themes and topics. They will develop sound learning characteristics including being ambitious, resilient, reflective and imaginative. Curriculum plans and themes will inspire them to learn. Staff will ensure that opportunities to respond to unplanned, spontaneous opportunities are also embraced.
Our children will have the ability to form and maintain positive relationships with others and recognise key qualities in themselves and others. They will have a confident set of skills, be able to recall key facts, and have a love of learning to stand them in good stead as they continue their journey through school and life. In short they will learn more, remember more, enjoy more and develop more spiritually, socially and emotionally. Thus enabling them to be ready for their next stage in education.