Curriculum

St. James’ Curriculum

Some of our children come from low social economic backgrounds. We have to ensure we have systemic learning that is designed so all children have access to a progressive curriculum that provides the building blocks through repetition and rehearsal of basic skills at all ages so that they become confident learners.

The aim of the curriculum at St James’ School is to provide pupils with a rich, relevant, broad and balanced education, in line with the National Curriculum.

All our learners receive an education that supports them for life in Modern Britain and the World.

The teaching staff consider what they want the children to learn, why they are teaching it and carefully consider how to teach and assess it. The right 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, all contribute to providing opportunities to achieve outstanding learning, achievement and significant growth in pupils’ knowledge. The school focuses on promoting 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 fresh, focused and inspiring.  The National Curriculum provides the statutory content so that the school can ensure progression and coverage across lower and upper key stage.