At Sacred Heart, we believe that the curriculum is a tool that promotes a love of learning, a willingness to explore and the time to have fun.
We are proud that our curriculum focuses on each pupil’s uniqueness and we understand and support each child’s individual talents and needs. At Sacred Heart, we aim to nurture and develop each child’s potential and do so by offering a broad and balanced curriculum for all. Our children have the opportunity to be creative, to be physically active and to be academically challenged.
We use the National Curriculum as a starting point for a wide and varied learning experience for our children. Our pupils are offered a range of experiences to extend their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. They are well prepared for the next stage of their learning and are given life skills, to be successful members of the wider community.
The National Curriculum is delivered through well planned lessons and assessed using Stat Sheffield statements (National Curriculum) as a basis to ensure coverage and progression throughout the school. The more able are challenged further in their learning and children who find aspects of their learning more challenging are appropriately supported, so that they too are enabled to experience success. Individual year groups plan the curriculum for their pupils accordingly.
The curriculum is underpinned by the school’s Core Values (Love, Achievement, Mutual Respect, Patience, Generosity, Consideration, Care, Ambition, Prayer and Tolerance) and these are taught on their own and through other areas of the curriculum, including assemblies. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and their understanding of the core values of our society are woven through the curriculum.
Our Curriculum is enriched through, theme days, educational visits and opportunities within and outside school to develop the children’s learning. In addition, the school council lead Charity based days, where they look outside our community to support others who are less fortunate than themselves. Previously, the school council has organised Charity days in aid of Macmillan, Comic Relief, Sport Relief, The Catholic Children's Society and many more.
The outdoor environment and the local community are considered an opportunity for active learning for all our pupils. The school grounds have been developed so they can enrich different curriculum areas, especially Physical Education and Religious Education.
At Sacred Heart we believe it is important that the curriculum considers the development of the whole child and does not only concentrate on academic success. We are not committed to any one approach to teaching and learning, but to using a range of techniques in order for all children to achieve our mission – Grow in Love.