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Perhaps the most important statement that we as a school can make to parents is that 'Education is not a race to be run and won'. Education is a lifelong, on-going process, which should never be reduced to measuring which page of which book a child is working on. Instead, your criteria for success should be based on your child's understanding, overall development, confidence and willingness to have a go. Education should be an exciting adventure which never ends.

Pupils over the age of 5 (Y1 and above) are required to follow the National Curriculum. This consists of core and foundation subjects. Programmes of study can be found following the link.

 

Some subjects are taught as stand alone elements but where possible children at St. Chad's learn through a creative curriculum. They enjoy thematic, child centred, joined up, enriched and exciting learning opportunities. Our children learn specific subject knowledge, skills and understanding about the world in which they live, its past and the future. The curriculum allows the development of personal skills necessary for each child to build upon as they make their way along their educational journey towards their position in society. It fosters an understanding and appreciation of our global community and an awareness of their own nationality.

 

The Creative Curriculum is based loosely around six themes: who we are, past times, our planet, wonders of the world, health and fitness and how things work. All areas of the national curriculum are planned for but the prior knowledge of their children and their thirst for more ignite the fuse for exciting and inspirational teaching.

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