To embed a creative curriculum which also rigorously ensures coverage and progression in key skills. Central to this are the key academic, personal, spiritual and vocational skills which prepare them for the next stage of their lives. At Sacred Heart we want every child to live the Gospel values, learn to aim high, think big and love life. Our curriculum is designed for mastery. It is carefully sequenced to secure knowledge and practise skills. Our learning is tailored to our unique context where every subject is sacred. We believe a focus on creativity, enterprise and diversity will equip our children to achieve spiritual, academic, social and emotional growth.
We are ambitious for our children, our school and our community. We aspire to develop compassionate, accepting people who will contribute willingly to society.
Our curriculum is designed with knowledge at its heart to ensure that children develop a strong vocabulary base and understanding of the world. The curriculum promotes long-term learning and we believe that progress means knowing more and remembering more. We have developed a curriculum built on current research regarding how memory works to ensure that children not only have access to ‘the best that has been thought and said’ but are taught this in a way that ensures children can remember the curriculum content in future years. We make use of knowledge organisers (which are sent home regularly) to ensure children know exactly which information is expected to be learned over the course of their study in a particular subject.