At St John of Jerusalem C. Of E. Primary School, we passionately believe that our children have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum. A curriculum that enables our pupils to be successful whilst enjoying learning, take an active part in their own learning, make excellent progress and achieve well. Our curriculum integrates the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum in a bespoke and engaging way. We firmly believe that an engaging and inspirational and creative curriculum can foster curiosity, a real passion and a love for learning so that children may feel valued and develop into life-long learners, responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Throughout the year we have focused weeks which gives the pupils the opportunity to focus on a particular theme. The timetable is suspended and activities are focused on a key theme.
Extended School opportunities
The school offers a variety of clubs for children to participate in during and after school. These include Football, Multisport, Basket Ball, infants PE, Netballs, Cricket, Drama, Grammar, Poetry and Art Clubs.
We understand the importance of parental involvement and the impact that support from home can have on a child’s education. Therefore, we strive to maintain good communication with parents, keeping them informed of what the children will be learning and how they can support this at home. A termly curriculum, compiled by class teachers, informs parents of what the children will be learning during the next term, with suggestions of how parents could best support their learning.
Parents are invited into school for concerts, assemblies, music performance, Christmas performances and end of year productions, with the intention of sharing and celebrating the work that has happened in school.
Parent’s evenings happen twice per year and all parents are welcomed into school for a meeting with their child’s teacher regarding their learning and general development. This is supplemented by end of year reports, which show the children’s academic levels, supported by a comment by the class teacher and the headteacher.
Parental views are sought; the School sends out a questionnaire to parents in order to gain their views as to how well the curriculum and the school has met the needs of the children throughout the year. The results are compiled and shared with the Governing Body.