“Let your light Shine” (Matthew 5:16)
Our school is the light that brings Jesus into the lives of all in our community.
At St George’s our Curriculum has been designed to ensure each and every child can ‘Shine, living a life in all its fullness’ by offering stimulating and awe-inspiring learning experiences with Christian values at its heart.
It is bespoke to the needs of the pupils at St George’s, not only by focusing on appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, but by modelling the virtues given to us by Christ and by developing individual and collaborative learning experiences, a positive growth mind set, a sense of responsibility and challenges that take them beyond the classroom.
We are a small and semi-rural school with a constantly evolving curriculum which responds to the needs of learners and their interests by enhancing learning experiences and raising awareness from the local area to national and global arenas. Thus, we will develop outward looking pupils who are able to engage in learning about themselves and have an understanding of the wider world and its complex cultures.
Ultimately our curriculum is intended to:
Develop our hearts and character: Who we are
Develop our head and body: What we learn
Develop our actions and attitudes: How we live and learn
Develop our moral compass: Where we fit in the world.
Our curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and that enable personal growth and development. We want children to grow into positive, responsible people who can work and co-operate with others, while at the same time developing their knowledge and skills in order to achieve their true potential. Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development (SMSC) underpins much of the learning and curriculum. Accordingly St George’s School provides an educational environment which is values based, caring, friendly, well-structured, positive, and academically challenging for all pupils.
Our curriculum includes the various extra-curricular activities that are organised in order to enrich the children’s experience as well as the ‘hidden curriculum’ – what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave as a result of our strong Christian vision, associated values and nurturing ethos.
St George’s School is committed to providing a broad and balanced, enriched and extended curriculum which can be tailored to individual needs. By broad we mean we teach through a wide range of topics to include all subjects within the national curriculum and we provide our pupils with a wealth of experiences and opportunities during their time at St George’s. By balanced we mean that no one area of the curriculum is valued more or less than any other. Our curriculum is enriched through learning experiences which involve learning from and about other places, people and cultures and it is extended through trips, visits, themed days as well as daily choices of after school and lunch time clubs.
The school’s curriculum promotes a natural desire for knowledge and understanding, and a love of learning. It covers a wide range of subjects and provides opportunities for academic, technical, creative and sporting excellence. It has a positive impact on all pupils’ behaviour, and safety, and contributes well to pupils’ academic achievement, their physical and mental well-being, and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.