With Jesus, we learn to love and love to learn
To give every child a sense of belonging, so that they have a safe and stable base from which to develop and learn.
To enable every child to grow academically, socially, morally, spiritually and culturally in the knowledge that they are loved by God and can feel safe and valued within our school community.
To nurture and support children through their primary school journey so that they are confident and well equipped to progress into the wider world as strong, independent learners and thoughtful, caring individuals.
For God and one another
For all God’s creation
At St Clare’s, it is our intent that all children have:
- The knowledge that God is at the centre of everything we do. Our faith and values (and British Values) permeate all areas of school life
- A safe place to experiment and thrive without fear of failure
- An equal chance to learn and thrive through curated teaching and learning
- Quality first teaching that is inclusive and inspires a love of learning
- Understanding of what is being taught and skilful teaching that identifies this
- A curriculum that values all areas of learning and has reading at its centre as the key to accessing the whole curriculum
- The opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of the national curriculum through a broad and balanced approach
- A coherent, cross curricular curriculum that has meaningful long, medium and short term planning that optimises opportunities for teaching and learning
- Progression of knowledge and skills throughout the school that is relevant and underpins and builds upon what children already know and have learned
- Opportunities to explore, develop and demonstrate creativity
- Specialist teaching in music, cookery and PE
- Clubs to enjoy and develop interests
- Trips and visits that bring learning to life
- Residential trips to provide exciting experiences and foster independence
- Following the National Curriculum to develop a broad and balanced curriculum for our children
- Using long, medium and short term planning to map out progression throughout the school
- Teachers use appropriate pedagogical approaches to lessons
- Teachers have a good knowledge and understanding of subject specific approaches such as Talk 4 Writing, Mastery Maths and Systematic, Synthetic Phonics
- Children are provided with a range of experiences to bring learning to life
- Teachers assess work regularly to highlight gaps in learning and inform planning
- Marking is ‘live’ so that children are given feedback in a timely and meaningful way
At St Clare’s, our children have a deep sense of belonging. They grow academically, socially, morally, spiritually and culturally and know that they are loved by God.
Our children develop to become confident individuals who are well equipped to progress into the wider world as strong, independent learners and thoughtful, caring individuals.