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(These images have been designed and drawn by our pupils)
We are united in the belief that together we can inspire all learners to dream, persevere and achieve so that we can change lives for the better, now and for future generations to come.
Holy Family aims to deliver an ambitious curriculum that is rooted in Catholic values and the implementation of the school’s mission statement. We provide pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for the next phase in their lives and to understand their responsibility in contributing positively to our world.
Through our engaging curriculum, we ensure that pupils are equipped for this, by providing them with the knowledge, skills and resilience that they will need to meet the challenges faced in today’s world. In support of this, we work alongside a cluster of Catholic Schools to deliver the Pope’s vision of ‘Caritas in Action’ and at the heart of our curriculum, the ‘Building the Kingdom’ work establishes pupils in the fundamental British values.
Learning is collaborative and therefore accessible and meaningful to all pupils. Our teaching, across the range of subjects, allows pupils to experience well-sequenced lessons that inspire them to ask questions and want to know more. This enables pupils to reflect on previous learning through retrieval practice, acquire new knowledge and skills; and embed these.
We aspire that our pupils will leave Holy Family with a love of learning and a resilience to the challenges that their continuing education might bring.
The system of choice at Holy Family Primary School is a bespoke curriculum. We have the National Curriculum, which we use as a starting point, and embellish and deepen further as a school but at the heart of this is learners being exposed to quality experiences and lessons with a large element of choice and need for independent thinking.
Our 'Building the Kingdom' curriculum design reinforces Catholic Social Teaching & SMSC, and is authentically distinctive. We explore the big questions of purpose and meaning that arise throughout the Liturgical year, and aim to engage students with the skills needed to be agents for a Spirit fuelled transformation of society. We educate our children and form them to be the leaders of tomorrow, leaving them with a greater sense that they can make a difference.
Pupils are taught in such a way that they are enthused with their learning and have a desire to become independent learners and achieve their best. We support pupils with this by using Kagan learning and organisation.
Staff benefit from continuous collaboration, quality CPD and dialogue about pedagogy which impacts directly on the quality of their teaching.
The curriculum at Holy Family is well planned to enable a wide range of engagement, not only within class but in providing out of class opportunities to enable children to develop themselves as learners and encourage each child to be as independent as they can be. Questionnaires to the pupils and parents allow the staff to regularly review and assess the impact that the curriculum is having.
Pupils leave Holy Family Primary with a secure knowledge of the academic content; with the understanding of how to be socially, morally, spiritually and culturally responsible and aware; how to make positive contributions to the local community and to the world and how to endeavour to be the best that they can be.
We aim for all our children to leave Holy Family respectful, skillful, and ambitious, with a thirst for life and all it has to offer.
“A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints….” Pope Benedict XVI, 2010