St James’ curriculum is designed to develop our pupils in all areas of learning. The intent of the curriculum is that pupils develop into confident, independent and successful learners. What we teach and how we teach aims to give our children the skills that will enable them to access higher learning and prepare them for the future in the wider world. Our curriculum provides all pupils with relevant, rich, engaging opportunities and experiences that will enhance their learning.

The staff at St James’ aim to deliver a curriculum that provides a broad and balanced education, in line with the National Curriculum.

The teaching staff consider what they want the children to learn, why they are teaching it and how to teach and assess it.  The key focus is on the correct context: focusing on skills, enquiry, research and knowledge; making use of a variety of approaches, including using drama, film, computing, real-life experiences and outdoor learning to name a few. These all contribute to providing opportunities to achieve outstanding learning, improved progress and achievement. The school aspires to promote excellent attitudes to learning.

The methods and strategies used to teach these skills are left to the discretion of the year group to ensure that learning and teaching remains current, relevant, focused and inspiring.  The National Curriculum provides the statutory content so that the school can ensure progression and coverage across lower and upper phase.



Curriculum Plans