St.Stephen's School

The Curriculum

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The school offers a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum covering all areas of the National Curriculum, which reflects the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects of learning, including British Values. The areas of learning comprise of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Design & Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music and Physical Education, as well as Personal, Social, Health & Economics. Our curriculum policies specify teaching strategies, and breadth of studies set achievement targets for the children. Parents are very welcome to read our policies and breadth of studies, and ask for any further clarification.

We do our utmost to maximise success for all children by giving them the best teaching and learning experiences. We use a range of teaching methods and strategies to suit the needs of children and subjects. The core subjects are taught both stand alone and as part of our creative curriculum in which the foundation subjects are taught thematically. All year groups have core texts to further enhance the curriculum.

Religious Education (RE) is also part of the National Curriculum. The acknowledgement of the different traditions and faiths represented within our school community and the wider world is an important element of the RE learning. The children explore their understanding of different faiths and cultures in their community to celebrate diversity.

The school respects the legal right of any parent to withdraw his/her child with regard to RE.