St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School


Our Curriculum




At St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary, the curriculum is designed to provide enriched experiences which inspire our pupils to become lifelong learners with a passion for life and the confidence to be successful citizens of the future. We aim to provide a broad, balanced and creative curriculum that is underpinned by quality-first teaching of fundamental skills and knowledge. Our curriculum enables children to develop lively and creative minds and the self-confidence to achieve their full potential. Our intent is to include a wealth of positive, memorable experiences that will enrich their lives, ignite their curiosity and imagination and spark their interest in all aspects of the world. Our children become courageous and inquisitive learners who seek the challenge and enjoy talking about their learning



At the heart of our curriculum at St. Joseph’s are the core subjects of English, Mathematics & Science. We also truly value our wider curriculum, covering all other National Curriculum subjects. This wider curriculum, using Cornerstones, is organised into units of learning and ‘cross-curricular’ learning where meaningful links can be made with other subjects that help secure prior learning or develop learning further. All ‘units’ of learning will have an entry based ‘hook’ to excite and engage the children and a ‘purpose’ for study so that learning is meaningful and relevant for them. Where possible, learning will be supported and enriched by visits, workshops, resources and role-play. Progression of knowledge, skills and understanding is carefully planned, reviewed and adapted yearly to ensure that children’s learning builds effectively over time to ensure children are ready to meet the expectations of secondary school. Our teaching practice will be rooted in evidence- based research. Teachers will be self-reflective and will enhance their teaching skills and strategies to help raise standards across the full breadth of the curriculum for all children.



From their different starting points, all children will make good progress academically, emotionally, creatively, socially and physically whilst at St. Joseph’s. Knowledge, understanding and skills will be secured and embedded so that children attain highly and are therefore fully prepared for secondary school. They will have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and will listen respectfully and with tolerance to the views of others. They will take pride in all that they do, always striving to do their best. They will demonstrate emotional resilience and the ability to persevere when they encounter challenge. They will develop a sense of self-awareness and become confident in their own abilities. They will be kind, respectful and honest, demonstrate inclusive attitudes and have a sense of their role in our wider society.


SEND Learners


At St. Joseph's Catholic Primary, we believe that;


  • All children should be valued regardless of their abilities or difficulties
  • All children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual needs
  • All teachers are teachers of children with SEND
  • All children can be enabled to fulfil their potential through effective teaching and learning, supporting and encouraging
  • Effective assessment and provision for children with SEND will be secured with partnership with parents/carers, children, the Local Education Authority and any relevant outside agencies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

The SEND section of this website contains information about SEND and some of the many ways in which we seek to fulfil our responsibilities to those children who may need support during their time with us.


Cornerstones Curriculum