St Marys is a Catholic school which seeks to live out the values of Jesus Christ. We promote these values by our words and deeds, and Catholic doctrine and practice therefore permeates every aspect of the school’s activity. We provide a Catholic curriculum, which is broad and balanced, recognising that every pupil is unique and is created in the image of God (Gen 1:27).
Our curriculum is designed to enable every pupil to discern their vocation and to be well-equipped to follow it as active citizens in service to the world.
Catholic Religious Education is the “core of the core curriculum” (Pope St John Paul II) 4 and the foundation of the entire educational process. We also provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities and strong pastoral support. We incorporate democratic principles, value the rule of law, support individual liberty and foster a community in which different faiths and beliefs are respected
The new curriculum became mandatory from September 2015 so the timescale for transition has been tight.
At St Marys we have been working hard to understand all the crucial documents and information that will help us and your children to prepare for the exciting new curriculum.Please read our long term plans as these are the key documents that will be the focus of all our learning in September. At St Mary's we are fully commited to make our curriculum exciting and challenging for all our children.
Plaese click on the link below for St Mary's guide to the new curriculum changes
We have also included on this page links that will help you understand the curriculum and what has changed.If there are any questions you may have about the way we are planning our new curriculum please contact school and we will be happy to help.
Exciting Changes are afoot for September.We have again been working closely with Dawn Robertson, an outstanding Literacy consultant to develop our bespoke cross curricular text led curriculum for the beginning of the new school year.The final details are being put together this half term and the new framework is now in place . Dawn and our staff are also working on the importance of our new Guided redaing approach. Thids will be a new focus on comprehension, aswell as inferential understanding.