We seek to provide a broad and balanced curriculum in which skills in all subject
areas are taught progressively and systematically. The schools aim is to provide the
best possible education for all pupils regardless of gender, ability or ethnic origin.
The Curriculum aims to avoid stereotypes and provides good role models for all
pupils. We seek to ensure that the curriculum is not delivered in a discriminatory
way. For example:
Children from all ethnic backgrounds are called upon to express their views in
Girls and boys have equal access to all areas of the curriculum including sport
When curriculum policies are reviewed due regard is given to equal opportunity
- To promote independent learning
- For all children to make progress
- To provide high quality teaching & learning
- To develop life skills
- To promote spiritual development in a caring and supportive environment
- To promote cultural knowledge
- To develop a unique & connected curriculum.
The aim at St Margaret Clitherow School is to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. There is a high focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school.
The school has also become an academy and has joined the All Saints’ Trust. This again will lead to many opportunities in the future to enhance learning and provide high quality enrichment activities.
St Margaret Clitherow School provides a highly inclusive environment where learners enjoy their education. Pupils at all levels are helped to achieve their potential. Those who are most able are challenged, encouraged to expand their skills and knowledge through varied curriculum opportunities. Those who find learning more difficult are encouraged and given targeted support to embed skills, to develop at their own pace and to learn in a style that best suits their individual needs.
Sport has a high profile at St Margaret’s, and pupils are introduced to a variety of activities. We employ trained Sports coaches who teach children in the upper Key Stage 2. All the children from Reception to Year 6 also have dance lessons led by a trained dance teacher. The school also employs a specialist music teacher ensuring all children receive a tailored programme in music from Reception to Year 6. The children have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument as well as join an active school choir.
St Margaret’s provides the full core offer of extended school provision. Our free Bagel Breakfast is particularly popular. To promote physical health and well being, a range of clubs gives learners an opportunity to access a wide variety of clubs after school hours.
Subject leaders play an important part in the success of the curriculum by leading a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review. The curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of children can be met within the environment of high quality teaching, supported by targeted, proven interventions where appropriate. In this way it can be seen to impact in a very positive way on pupil outcomes. Enjoyment of the curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and good behaviour. Children feel safe to try new things. High quality visits and visitors into the school is also key.
As a whole school, we are working hard to ensure that there is a model of curriculum progression in every subject at St Margaret Clitherow School where the way the curriculum is planned meets pupils' learning needs.Our overall outcome is to therefore to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum which provides children with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to develop into well-rounded, informed individuals.
Please click here to access our curriculum statement document
To find out more about our curriculum, please visit our curriculum subjects' pages.
Our year group pages contain:
- Curriculum guidelines for that year group
- Termly overview grids for that year group
Please click on the link below to view our whole school curriculum map.
Whole School Subject Overviews
|Art and DT Whole school overview 2020-2021.pdf||Download|
|History and Gegraphy Whole school overview 2020-2021.pdf||Download|
|Literacy Whole school overview 2020-2021.pdf||Download|
|Numeracy whole school overview 2020-2021.pdf||Download|
|Science Whole school overview 2020-2021.pdf||Download|
|SMC Curriculum Map 2020-2021.pdf||Download|
|SMC curriculum statement 2020-21.pdf||Download|