At St John’s and St Clement’s our curriculum is led by theory and research into how children learn and underpinned by the school values of Aspiration, Resilience, Creativity, Kindness, and Community. Our curriculum aims to be:

  • Challenging for all – all children will be able to access learning that encourages them to think, enables them to make progress and provides opportunities to develop the skills to be successful in life.
  • Engaging – children are motivated when engaged and inspired. Our aim is to provide real-life opportunities for learning where children are encouraged to think and learn through enquiry and exploration and engage in the process of learning.
  • Broad and inspiring – children learn through a variety of experiences and through a cross-curricular approach, valuing all subjects and considering the whole child.

We do this by teaching the National Curriculum through themes based on the high-quality texts used for English. From these themes, projects are planned which allow teachers to create lessons leading up to an end product. Projects are cross-curricular and are designed and planned in conjunction with the children to encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning, whilst at the same time providing a rich, real-life learning experience.

Download our Teaching and Learning Policy

If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, please speak to your child’s class teacher or speak to the school office to arrange an appointment with our Deputy headteacher and curriculum lead Alli Crank.