At St Joseph’s RC Middle School we are committed to preparing and inspiring pupils to lead meaningful lives, rooted in the teachings of Christ in our Catholic tradition.
Regardless of their starting point, it is our intention to enable all children to develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to make decisions, to self-evaluate, to make connections and to be lifelong learners, who have been encouraged and enabled to achieve their aspirations and to become compassionate, respectful and responsible citizens.
We place our pupils at the centre of our curriculum design and it is our intention to:
- create a happy, secure, well ordered and caring Catholic community that readily puts into practice the gospel values of love and forgiveness
- provide a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum for the benefit of all our pupils which includes the knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes that will help prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for life in modern Britain and the next stage of their educational career
- builds on previous learning and allows for progression within a subject
- develop all students as fully as possible in all aspects of their school life so that they become independent, confident and successful learners.
- help students develop lively, inquiring minds and the ability to question and argue rationally and the flexibility to cope with the demands of a complex fast changing modern society
- encourage self-discipline and self esteem and at the same time foster respect and consideration for others
- promote a sense of responsibility for the environment and encourage our members to take an active part in the life of our community
- provide the students with the knowledge to keep themselves physically and mentally fit and healthy
- support the development of students spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding
Each subject also has a specific curriculum intent, implementation and impact within individual subject areas which is rooted in the identification of the crucial learning that is required knowing the prior learning t and the set end point. Learning is planned in response to the identification of this and common misconceptions that arise.