"True education enables us to love life and opens us to the fullness of life." Pope Francis
The Curriculum intent at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, is to meet the needs of all its learners regardless of age, gender, race, educational needs or religious background to access a broad and balanced curriculum within a firm Catholic context.
The curriculum entitlement for all pupils will be founded upon seven elements of provision:
Together, these elements make up the whole curriculum which includes the national curriculum (6 and 7) plus Religious education and those elements which make up items 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Underpinning the whole curriculum will be the development of Gospel values and Catholic virtues to enable all learners to flourish to achieve their own potential but also live meaningfully and harmoniously in thriving communities with others. Virtues will be caught through the culture, ethos and positive example of school staff but also taught explicitly through educational experiences that equip pupils with the language, knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes that enable character development.