At St Agnes’ we recognise that we are building the foundations for life-long learning with Christ at the centre. We want to capture and nurture a love of learning that our pupils will carry with them as they grow. We therefore strongly believe that learning should be memorable, hands on, active and challenging. Our curriculum is carefully planned to ensure that all our pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential. In order to achieve this the Governors, Headteacher and Staff recognise the need to constantly review our practice to ensure our goals are being achieved.
Principles and purpose
Our curriculum will:
- Develop skills, knowledge and understanding to think and act spiritually and morally, to engage in the culture in which they live and to understand and appreciate the cultures of others.
- Provide a rich, engaging and memorable programme of study which is tailored to the needs of our pupils and one which overcomes potential barriers to learning that we as a school identify.
- Develop pupils’ subject specific knowledge, understanding and skills, inspires a love of learning and is aligned with national intent so that pupils can reach and exceed their potential to directly impact their life chances and own future aspirations.
- Develop the behaviours that pupils will need to succeed in the world and will create confident and successful lifelong learners.
- Inspire pupils to learn with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
Entitlement and enrichment:
We promise, that by the time you leave St Agnes School you will have had the opportunity to:
- Be involved in daily acts of worship
- Experience and lead liturgy
- Make a positive contribution to the school, local and wider community
- Have weekly music lessons taught by a specialist teacher
- Participate in memorable real life experiences
- Be innovative and lead learning
- Actively engage in learning outside the classroom
- Learn a musical instrument
- Sing in a concert
- Play an instrument in a concert
- Join the choir and perform to a variety of audiences
- Learn a new language taught by a specialist
- Visit a central London Museum, travelling by public transport
- Go to a museum or place of interest outside of London
- Sleep at least one night away from school with your class
- Have a speaking part in a play
- Weekly PE lessons taught by professional sports coaches
- Represent your school in a Sports Event
- Compete and collaborate in inter-house activities
- Compete in inter and intra sporting competitions
- Hold a position of responsibility within school
- Have your voice listened to and influence decision making
- Celebrate your culture and family traditions with others
- Take part in a celebration for another faith/culture from your own
- Grow – cook – and eat a vegetable in school
- Join a School Club
- Have a real-life theatre experience
- Perform in a concert/production outside of school
- Enter a school-based competition
- Had a piece of your artwork displayed for all to see
- Be an ambassador for your school
- Work alongside an expert
- Spend an evening at school
- Participate in curriculum enhancement weeks