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St. Chad's C.E. (C) Primary School

Growing Hearts and Minds

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We believe all of our children possess unique talents, skills and qualities. Our curriculum aims to foster, develop and enhance the lives of our learners through our new school vision of,

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit…” John 15:5.

Our motto Growing hearts and minds’ encapsulates what our curriculum achieves.

We provide a thoughtfully designed, full and engaging curriculum which motivates, empowers and challenges all pupils. We provide a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum with stimulating and enriching experiences which allow our children to immerse themselves fully in a topic and recognise the importance and impact on learning that all subjects have to offer. We aim for our children to keep up, not catch up and our ethos of ‘no child left behind’ is evident throughout. Our unique curriculum design is based on our clear understanding of our children, our local area and the knowledge and skills required by our children living in the ever changing 21st Century. We provide rich and varied contexts for children to acquire, develop and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills so that they are fully prepared for their own next steps and their future life in modern Britain, by setting themselves high standards of achievement in all aspects of their life. Our curriculum is designed to build on what has been taught previously and develops interpersonal skills, builds resilience and encourages children to become creative, critical and highly motivated deep thinkers.

Our curriculum has a strong focus on the basic skills of reading, writing and maths so that children are able to access our broad and balanced curriculum. Teaching and learning focuses clearly on the principles of high quality teaching and learning and the 6 principles are the basis for every lesson at St Chad’s, ensuring that learning sticks and the children are keeping up, not catching up. The 6 principles are an expectation in every lesson, ensuring a consistent teaching approach which is ambitious and has a high level of challenge for all.

We develop well-rounded, confident children who exemplify our school values of Community, Kindness, Hope, Forgiveness. Children achieve their personal best and move to the next stage of their education well prepared for the exciting new challenges ahead. We want our children to recognise and celebrate our Christian values and build a life based on them, so that they are: kind and honest; respectful to one another and know right from wrong, thus helping to build a moral world based on opportunity for all.

If you would like further information regarding the curriculum, please click on the tabs below or contact the school office and ask for the relevant staff member who can be found on the ‘Our Team’ tab.


A Curriculum that grows hearts and minds