A Member of the St Walburga’s family is:
COMPASSIONATE: ‘Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience’ (Colossians 3:12)
INDEPENDENT: ‘I can do all things through him who gives me strength’ (Philippians 4:13)
RESPECTFUL: ‘So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you’. (Matthew 7:12)
BRAVE: ‘The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid’. (Psalm 118)
HONEST: ‘Blessed are the poor in heart, for they will see God’. (Matthew 5:8)
COLLABORATIVE: ‘Help each other… when you do this you truly obey the Lord’. (Galatians 6:2)
We recognise as a core subject, and this is taught using a diocesan-wide scheme, ‘God Matters’. We also recognise that parents are the primary educators of the faith and we work closely with the local parish and community in embedding these strong links.
As part of our PSHE programme, we plan opportunities for the children to learn about staying safe, and promoting their mental and physical well-being. We also plan for and promote the British values of Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance.
Catholic Social Teaching is at the heart of our curriculum, and as well as providing the children with a wealth of opportunities to serve others within the school, local and world wide communities, we ensure that the children have an understanding of the 7 principles of Catholic Social Teaching through the Caritas in Action scheme of work.
The curriculum is delivered using a wide range of approaches and resources. Teachers have the responsibility for planning and delivering lessons in their classes. Curriculum coverage is mapped against long term plans to ensure that there are no gaps in our curriculum, and the teachers regularly review and revise their approach and the content of their lessons to reflect the interests and needs of their pupils.
We teach phonics through the Scheme. This is used throughout the school particularly in the foundation stage and key stage one. We use a wide variety of reading schemes, covering fiction and non-fiction, including and
- Create happy memories
- Enjoyment and fun
- Love of learning
- Friendship and community
Relating to self:
- Self esteem and confidence
- Being the best you can be
- Developing spirituality – a relationship with God
- Being healthy
Relating to others:
- Developing relationships
- Global awareness and responsibility
- Catholic Social Teaching
- Improving your own learning and performance
- Application of number
- Thinking skills
- Creativity and problem solving
- Managing conflicts
- Managing disappointments
- Managing time and resources
- Managing risks
Please use the links below to find an overview of the curriculum covered in each Year group (this could be subject to slight change to meet the needs of the children). Class teachers provide an termly summary for their class - these can be found on the class pages.
If you would like more information on the school's curriculum or have a particular query, please contact the school office by ringing 01202 528811 or emailing