At St Bernadette, senior leaders, staff and Governors place great importance on a curriculum that develops the whole child. The Gospel values underpin our aim to provide an outstanding education for all. The uniqueness of every individual is nurtured and relationships, based on respect, are at the core of our school. We strive to create an environment where children develop their relationship with God and have a sense of belonging to a Christian community with Christ at the centre.
Our broad, rich curriculum fully encompasses the national curriculum requirements and learning builds towards clear end points. Skills and knowledge are taught in a logical progression allowing pupils to make connections with new and existing knowledge ensuring a deep understanding at their own pace and in the best possible way for each individual child. There is fidelity to the National Curriculum (2014), but our curriculum includes topics to teach the skills in a way that will be both relevant and interesting to the children at St.Bernadette School. Religious education permeates through all subject areas and links are made creating curriculum cohesion and enabling pupils to link their learning appropriately.
We strive for our pupils to become independent, resilient learners and our ambitious curriculum provides planned activities that encourage pupils to reflect on how they think and strategies they can use to apply their knowledge.