A Love for God, ourselves and others
KCSP Statement of Curriculum Intent
I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full
John 10: Chapter 10. V 10.
Inspired by Jesus Christ’s example and the Gospel values of love, joy and compassion, we nurture and develop the whole child so that each unique individual grows constantly in confidence, and has the knowledge, skills and self-esteem to achieve their true potential.
All children will access a rich, ambitious, challenging curriculum; one that is broad, balanced and relevant, fostering curiosity, creativity and a life-long love of learning. It will prepare them well for each stage of education, employment or training and enable them, as educated citizens, to contribute to creating a better world.
St Peter’s Curriculum Intent
At St Peter’s we are following a knowledge-based curriculum which is designed to embed cultural literacy within all of our children. Cultural literacy is a term coined by E. D. Hirsch , referring to the ability to understand and participate fluently in a given culture. A literate person knows the alphabet, grammar, and good set of vocabulary which they gain over time. The culturally literate person is able to talk to and understand others of that culture with fluency. They also have the skills to talk to and understand other cultures. They can participate in their own culture especially in areas regarded as key cultural strongholds such as business, literature, the arts, education, history and religion. The culturally illiterate person fails to understand their own or other cultures, references to past events, expressions, names, places, etc and therefore will be disadvantaged.
“Cultural literacy is important and if you don’t know those key facts in the society you live in you are permanently disadvantaged in LIFE. I think that is a key fact”- Sir Michael Barber.
Every effort will be made to ensure that the material presented to the pupils, and discussed within the classrooms and school generally, will promote positive images in terms of gender, race, religion and disability. Pupils will be encouraged to develop an awareness of diversity, and helped to develop their ability to be tolerant of differences. Health and Safety Guidelines in the Health and Safety Policy will apply with regard to use of ICT, all schoolbased activities and out of school activities relating to the teaching and learning of sex education.