At Christ the King we are aiming for an ambitious curriculum that provides high quality learning experiences. Our thoughtfully crafted curriculum is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all pupils and gives them the skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare them for their future lives. Our approach to learning is rooted in our mission statement ‘God’s kingdom we will build for our lives to be fulfilled’ and provides experiences and opportunities that enrich and enhance the spiritual and developmental needs of our all of our pupils.
We are committed to meeting the requirements of the primary National Curriculum underpinned by our Gospel Virtues and British Values.
At Christ the King we want our children to experience:
- an exciting curriculum that will inspire children to nurture a passion for learning and the risk involved to ensure grit, resilience and confidence when tackling and extending their own learning independently
- a curriculum where prior knowledge provides the anchor for their future learning opportunities
- where learning is linked through experiences, conversations and connections which unite the world around us
- the practice of skills so that they become embedded, ensuring that children are secure before learning is moved on
- academic success, creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience,
- a curriculum that focuses on physical development, well-being and mental health to support the development of the whole child and promotes a positive attitude to life and learning
- a celebration of diversity and cultural capital that utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as the golden thread that runs through all we do supported by teaching of the Gospel Virtues and British Values
Our curriculum will be implemented with our intentions as the drivers behind our actions. Our whole school team approach strengthens our mission, ethos and vision as we work together to reflect upon our curriculum and share outcomes driving forward the next steps. We do not confuse coverage with progress when assessing and monitoring. Learning is measured through careful analysis of application of skills across the curriculum.
- our curriculum intent is implemented throughout all subjects and curriculum activities ensuring a broad and balanced learning experience is provided for every child at Christ the King (for more details on year group topics please see either the year group overviews below or subject overviews)
- clear strategic planning allows the curriculum to be unique, adapting it to our school and our children’s needs
- always having high expectations in all areas enables the best possible outcomes and learning journey
- across all subject areas we demonstrate a breadth of vocabulary and develop strong cross-curricular links
- through the careful strategic planning – daily, weekly and medium term planning is responsive to children’s needs, assessment and feedback takes place to ensure that teaching and learning is well-matched to learners and that the children know what to do to improve and progress
We are all on a learning journey together and because of this, our staff continually reflect on the impact of our teaching and curriculum through assessments, surveys (including parent and pupil voice), discussions, learning walks and a range of monitoring. Governors work alongside the school leadership team to monitor and evaluate how the intent and implementation of the curriculum is reflected in the teaching and learning at Christ the King. If we need to adapt our curriculum, we will, because the most important thing is that our pupils are challenged, prepared and happy learners.
To view the National Curriculum document please go to: