We provide an environment in which the dignity of each individual is treasured and developed, as a unique child of God.
At Holy Family Catholic Primary School, our curriculum is designed to build on children’s prior learning and experiences by fostering resilience, encouraging children’s thirst for new experiences and developing the skills of enquiry through curiosity, awe and wonder.
We do this by providing the highest possible standards for the children in our care. Through challenging, stimulating and inspirational opportunities, we enable children to make connections between their skills, knowledge, concepts and values.
Children leave Holy Family Catholic Primary School belonging to a tightly knit school community. They have the confidence and skills to make significant decisions through self-reflection, high expectations of themselves and committing to being lifelong learners, enabling them to enhance their cultural capital. Our children at Holy Family follow statements that inspire them to be the best they can possibly be; the lessons we teach link to those statements:
I want to try new and exciting experiences
I am resilient and always try my best
I want to aspire to be someone
Like other schools in England, we follow the National Curriculum – it sets out subjects and content which we must teach. Within this, however, there is flexibility so that we can interpret and plan to meet the needs and interests of our children now and for the future. The key aim for all our teaching and learning is to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn, to enjoy and to achieve. Programmes of Study for each Year group and subject
We want our children to be happy, enthusiastic and committed learners.
We encourage and stimulate the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all our pupils. Our curriculum builds on pupils’ strengths, interests and experiences and develops children’s confidence in their capacity to learn and work independently and collaboratively.
We want to equip our children with essential skills for learning and living well.
We place great importance on the skills of literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology and problem-solving. We promote skills that help our learners to improve their own learning and performance and that help them to work well with others.
We want everyone in our school community to be happy and healthy.
We place a high priority on developing pupils’ physical skills, self-esteem and emotional well-being. We encourage them to recognise the importance of pursuing a healthy lifestyle and keeping themselves and others safe. We promote happy, effective relationships that are based on respect for themselves and for others.
We want to promote our pupils’ sense of identity.
We do this through teaching knowledge and understanding of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural heritages of Britain’s diverse society and of the local, national, European, Commonwealth and global dimensions of pupils’ lives. We want everyone in our school to understand and appreciate their own and different beliefs and cultures, and how these influence our communities.
We want our children to be reflective, expressive, independent and appreciative.
We provide rich and varied contexts for pupils to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills. Doing so enables our pupils to think creatively and critically, to solve problems and to make a difference for the better.
We want to prepare our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
We promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, in particular, the differences between right and wrong, and that we have rights but also responsibilities. We want everyone in our school to be responsible and caring citizens who make positive contributions to communities.