STA Curriculum Vision/Intent:
Our Catholic Values and pastoral care are centre to our curriculum in preparing pupils for learning. Reading and oracy are the foundations of our curriculum and this permeates through all our subject areas. The St Anthony’s Curriculum is ambitious, aspirational and rooted in the knowledge of the community we serve, providing opportunities and experiences to widen pupil gaze. We strive for all our pupils to have equal opportunities in life regardless of their different starting points. We place great importance on the power of research to inform and refine our curriculum model. Our curriculum is deliberately planned to include retrieval practice to ensure learning is committed to long term memory alongside new hands-on practical learning which is sequenced to ensure progression of skills and knowledge. Through the curriculum teachers skilfully create the conditions for pupils to individually grow their STAsparkle skills of: risk taking, resilience, teamwork, emotional maturity, reflection and independence. Our curriculum ensures our children are not only secondary ready but secure in knowledge, skills and cultural capital to succeed in future life and contribute positively to society.
Our curriculum is driven by the need to prepare our children for lifelong learning.
At St Anthony’s, we offer a rich and vibrant curriculum which is ambitious for all learners. Through our curriculum, we develop the essential knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks for later life. Our curriculum encompasses not only the formal requirement of the National Curriculum but goes beyond the experiences of the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to the richest and most varied opportunities that we can provide. The curriculum is enhanced by our commitment to Values-based Education and, through this, we provide learning experiences which promote confident, self-motivated pupils, eager for lifelong learning.