At St Stephen’s CE Primary School, we offer a curriculum, which is broad, balanced and which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points.
Our curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the national curriculum but also takes into account the needs and interests of our pupils – so that everyone can reach their full potential within a happy, stimulating and secure environment.
The curriculum is designed using a cross-curricular approach, as we know this enables our children to make connections across their learning, makin it more purposeful and meaningful.
We have developed our curriculum in line with our Vision. In particular, we recognise that we want our children to understand their place in the world and know they can make a difference. We believe they have the potential to change the world and be future leaders for positive change – in their family, community, country or the world.
In order to capture this, we promote Global Citizenship throughout our curriculum. A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world - and their place in it. They take an active role in their community, and work with others to make our planet more equal, fair and sustainable. Through our Curriculum, we encourage our young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to engage with the world. It enables pupils to think critically about world issues and to develop an awareness of the impact our own actions can have on others and ourselves.
We make links in our planning across the six global citizenship themes throughout our curriculum.
|Social justice and equity||Identity and diversity||Sustainable development|
|Peace and conflict||Human rights||Power and governance|
These six themes are all inherently linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals .
Here are some examples of how these links are made in our planning:
In order to do this, we use specialist teachers, where possible. At St Stephen’s we have specialist teachers in Art, MFL, Music, PE and Computing.
For further information on each subject, please see our curriculum by subject and year group overview sections.