Curriculum Statement / Intent:
Learning more, knowing more, understanding more.
St Peter's have a Beyond Expectation excellence model: identify and provide; enhance and enrich; offer challenge, feedback and intervention; meet and exceed the needs of all our pupils in an exciting, balanced and broad curriculum to enable children to achieve their full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual development.
The Curriculum at East Bridgford St Peter’s CE Academy aims to provide Beyond Expectation 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 Take Care in the wider world. There is a high focus on developing children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding. St Peter’s strives for ‘life in all its fullness John10:10 and aims to ensure that children are well prepared for life in Modern Britain.
St Peter’s provides a highly inclusive environment where we want all learners to enjoy and achieve (in and out of school) in their education and to make progress in all areas of learning. Pupils at all levels are helped to Aspire to their potential (we like to say, be the best you can be, not the best in the world but the best version of you). Those who are most able are challenged and supported through appropriate extension activities and the challenge to, Adventure on... through self-discovery. Those who may struggle are encouraged and given support to embed skills, to develop at their own pace or simply to learn in a style that best suits their individual needs.
St Peter’s focus on curriculum development is always evolving and being carefully designed to ensure coverage and progression. Our Curriculum intends to provide pupils with memorable experiences, in addition to diverse and rich opportunities from which children can learn and develop a range of transferable skills. The children's own community is frequently used as a starting point for engaging interest. A primary focus of our curriculum is to raise aspirations by the message of Work Hard, engender a sense of Integrity and Be Proud in achievement, and providing a purpose and relevance for learning.
Music, creative arts and sporting excellence has a high profile at St Peter’s. Our extensive range of musical and drama performances alongside high sporting achievement is recognised year on year by various stakeholders.
To promote physical health and well-being, a range of clubs gives learners an opportunity to access a wide variety of sports clubs after school hours and during lunch times.
Our Curriculum is being refreshed ready for September 2019.
Mrs Allison Gibbens, Deputy Head Teacher is Curriculum Leader.
Letters and Sounds is used to deliver phonics at St Peter's.
In November 2018 St Peter's received a letter stating we achieved 95% Phonics pass rate. Putting St Peter's in the Top 9% of the country.
Our library books are book-banded. However, we feel strongly that children should never be restricted to a 'colour' and all children are encouraged to read or at least attempt a book(s) which appeals to them. The Reading Tree image is a guide and helps with progression in reading. Children are actively encouraged to have more than one book with the ultimate aim of 'Unlocking the Love of reading for themselves'. School diaries offer the opportunity to record and reflect on books enjoyed.
Within the context of Christian belief and practice, St Peter’s has developed a set of core (hand) values otherwise known as our ‘Take Care’ values which will continue to underpin all the work we do. In our firm opinion, they help to deepen your child’s (personal to them) positive principles and in doing so, help them consider the implications of their choices in relation to themselves, the communities from which they are part of and the wider world. As we join together in our school prayer: Oh Lord, bless our school, help us to ‘Take Care’ of ourselves, each other, the world and with our work. Amen. As we ask everyone to consider, ‘What does this mean to me?’ In turn, helping them to understand who they are but more importantly who they can become as they learn and grow.
In line with the Church of England's role as the established Church, our vision is for the common good of the whole community.
Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.