CURRICULUM INTENT STATEMENT
Aim high, work hard, be kind
We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to flourish and develop to their full potential. Here at St John Fisher, they can acquire skills to become confident and articulate, well equipped to meet the challenges of a fast changing world.
We are committed to the development of the individual enabling every pupil to fulfil their potential, not only in their academic studies but also in sports, drama, music or wherever their talents may lie.
We believe that it takes a whole community to educate a child, so we place a high value on the partnership with parents. As a Catholic school, the formation of our young people will be based on the life and teachings of Christ.
Alongside the breadth of curriculum, we believe in depth such as mastery in Maths and extension activities which offer depth of learning. These encourage the student to work with either more complex tasks or to provide them with a greater degree of complexity or abstraction.
Underpinning our curriculum is our commitment to ensuring that every child acquires the basic skills necessary to become a successful learner while also developing a love of reading. We ensure that our children are exposed to a range of opportunities which support their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development in a Catholic environment.
With a core of high quality teaching, targeted support and additional challenge, we aim to ensure all students aspire to high standards and make at least national rates of progress and the attainment of our children is above national standards.
Equality for all, and a strong desire for upward social mobility will underpin our work to remove all barriers to learning, progress and success. The safety and well-being of our young people will always be paramount. Every member of our community will be welcomed and valued. Our curricula will ensure that our young people are inspired and excited by learning, maintaining a thirst for education.
Children leave St John Fisher with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to communicate effectively and confidently; express themselves accurately in writing; demonstrate a good standard of numeracy; and a knowledge and belief that Christ unconditionally loves us.