St Edburg's CE Primary School

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St Edburg's CE Primary School

All are valued, all are loved

St Edburg's CE Primary School - Our Curriculum

But the angels said to them,

“Do not be afraid, I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all people” (Luke 2:10)

Our vision is for everyone in the St Edburg's family to feel valued and loved by God.  The angels chose to bring the Good News of the birth of Jesus to the shepherds.  They were the first to receive God's message and of hope and went to see the for themselves.  At St Edburg's we empower our children to shine a slights in the darkness, just like the shepherds, appreciating the world around them and becoming courageous advocates for positive change in our school, our local community and the wider world.   

Our curriculum enables all pupils to contribute to the world and to know that they can make a difference to their own lives and the lives of others. In the current political and economic climate, our children face many uncertainties, fears and challenges. Our curriculum enables children to think deeply and motivates them to work creatively to solve problems.

All are valued, all are loved.

At St Edburg’s CE Primary School: 

Our curriculum is rooted in two important aspects which are at the heart of everything we do.

Firstly, our curriculum is rooted in our Christian vision 'all are valued, all are loved'

Our vision is evident in these ways:

  • Equity of provision: even with different starting points, expecting all children to meet at least age-related expectations.
  • Providing depth challenges in each subject for all learner to access – ensuring these are appropriate so children feel empowered to ‘have a go’.
  • Staff having an excellent understanding of individual strengths and needs.
  • Behaviour management based on nurture and empathy – using the language of choice to empower all children.
  • Mutually agreed classroom charter to enable all learners to thrive in safe and productive classrooms. 
  • Accessible but appropriate ‘challenge for all’.
  • Encouraging all children to take ownership of their learning, and that they can have a valuable impact in the world around them
  • Encouraging everyone to think critically, to be curious and delve deeper so that they are resourceful, innovative members of our school community.
  • Diversity – not just in our libraries, but in our planning and lessons.
  • Providing the opportunity for children to coach each other – taking a lead when they feel comfortable and encouraging children to learn from each other.

 Secondly, our curriculum is rooted in our curriculum drivers: to Inspire, to Include and to Interact

We encourage our pupils to be courageous advocates for positive change in our school, the local community and the wider world. Everyone is included in the St Edburg’s curriculum; it inspires children to make positive changes in all aspects of their learning, and they are encouraged to interact with the community around us.

 

 

Intent, implementation and impact of our curriculum

 

Details of the intent (what children will learn), implementation (how we will teach the content) and impact (what happens as a result of this learning) of each subject area can be found on our subjects page under 'policy' 

Curriculum review 

As a reflective school, in 2024 we conducted a thorough review to ensure that our curriculum drivers - include, inspire and interact - are deeply embedded in each subject area. Our subject leaders, and class teachers, have a firm understanding of their subject curriculum and what it means for their practice.

Our curriculum is coherently planned and logically sequenced, building on prior learning and working towards supporting the learning our children will encounter at the next stage of their journey. At St Edburg's, we want our pupils to think critically about the content - a curriculum of depth and challenge. More detailed information the pedagogy underpinning each subject area click here.