Our Curriculum Intent
As a school, we have set our curriculum intent with our children at the centre. Our school curriculum intent builds upon the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust curriculum intent.
It is tailored to meet the needs of St Georges Church School & Nursery, its context within a small parish on the outskirts of a seaside town, and its pupils, an increasing percentage of whom are drawn from families who experience high levels social deprivation.
It is rooted in the needs of our community, drawing on local culture and heritage. An example of this is recognising local culturally significant events and places, such as the local history of slavery, Carnival and the Victorian seaside town of Weston Super Mare.
We believe in learning for life and will provide all our children with the best start possible, creating a place of excellence where children can develop their full potential – academically, creatively, personally, physically, morally and spiritually.
We have a first-class team of dedicated staff, delivering an innovative curriculum in a state-of-the-art building with exciting facilities.
We cater for children of all abilities by offering a stimulating, holistic and distinctive curriculum in an inspiring environment where learning is fun, so that all can achieve their God-given potential.
We value the role of working collaboratively with families in providing an education which supports children’s mental health and wellbeing, as well as their academic achievement. Our home/school/child partnership is a vital part of our provision.
We support children in becoming active citizens, now and for the future, giving them the knowledge and encouragement they need to develop a high level of social and moral intelligence.
Our curriculum provides experience of and connections to the world beyond the school in both time and place through a comprehensive programme of external visits and visitors.
It delivers a broad range of creative learning experiences to develop children’s moral, spiritual, social, mental, physical and cultural understanding through our Ready, Respectful, Safe values and the development of a contextually relevant curriculum.
There are many opportunities for pupils to understand and develop our Christian values.
Our curriculum secures and deepens pupils' core skills, knowledge and understanding to at least an age appropriate level, and is adapted, designed and developed for pupils with additional learning needs or disabilities.
It provides both coverage of the National Curriculum and appropriate progression from EYFS to Y6, being flexible and responding to pupils’ feedback, the evaluations of how well pupils learn and make progress, and in pupils’ performance in external and internal assessments.
We work in partnership with the family of schools within the Bath and Wells Multi-Academy Trust.
We have recently reviewed and update our curriculum and are now in the process of updating our curriculum documents on the website. Therefore, the documents on each curriculum page may not be the most up to date. Please do ask in the office if you require further information for any curriculum area.
We have also been impacted by COVID-19 and therefore some classes may not have covered the units specified, or may be covering units and skills in a different order as some units are suitable for remote learning, whereas others need to be taught face to face.
When assessing the delivery of the St Georges Church School curriculum, the impact of further COVID related issues will be given due consideration. This will include the impact of any periods of full or partial lockdown and illness or self-isolation of pupil groups and staff.
Since September 2015 all children have followed the new national curriculum. This can be found by clicking here.
Children in the Early Year Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) have their own curriculum. The statutory framework can be found here.
Information about the curriculum in individual classes can be found on that class page, or please do not hesitate to speak to your child's teacher for further information.