Our Curriculum Intent

Our Vision

Our curriculum is thoughtfully designed to provide rich learning opportunities to engage and inspire our children and deepen their knowledge and skills whilst making links to the community and real world beyond.

By following the children’s interests, building on prior learning and providing a purposeful learning stimulus, we develop resiliencecuriosity and a real thirst for learning where the children are encouraged to be a leader in their own learning. We support and guide our pupils in being ambitious and inquisitive at every stage of our learning journey

We highly value the impact of vocabulary and embed deep learning around this in all subjects to support pupils to be able to communicate their ideas effective and confidently.

With Christ at the centre, we teach our children to be respectful towards themselves, others and all of God’s world.

Catch-Up Programme & Premium

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School’s Catch-Up Programme

We have carefully designed a comprehensive, bespoke and personalised catch-up programme that outlines all strategies and implementation to close the gaps that we will now have from nearly 7 months, in total, away from a formal learning environment. This has been carefully considered to ensure that we support each and every one of our children to achieve their full potential and we do this in line with their own learning needs and our own curriculum intent ensuring that we continue to nurture active, resilient, lifelong learners who have high aspirations for themselves, their community and all of God’s world. For more information about our catch-up programme, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Catch-Up Programme Approach (Overview)


Covid-19 Catch-Up Premium

Due to unprecedented disruption to our children’s learning, the government has set aside funding for schools to address the impact of this lost time. School allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis, with mainstream schools receiving £80 per pupil in the years from Foundation Stage to Year 6.

We have carefully planned how we are spending this funding and details of this can be found on our premium spends report below.

Catch-Up Grant Expenditure Report 2020-21

Curriculum Milestones and Essentials

At St Joseph’s, we are proud of our creative curriculum which provides a rich and exciting stimulus where high quality opportunities take into account the interests and experiences of our children. Through personalised learning within a safe and happy environment, each child can develop their skills and celebrate their talents.  We ensure that we teach a broad and balanced curriculum which meets the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and treat all subjects as equally important. We follow the essential milestones for each subject which ensures excellent subject coverage and progression for a full spectrum curriculum.


Curriculum Policies

Our Curriculum Policies are below. Please click on the link to view these in full.

Marking and Feedback Policy 2020-2022 Teaching and Learning Policy 2020-2022 Assessment Policy 2021-2022