Curriculum

At Salesian school our purpose and mission is derived from the educational principles of Don Bosco, with all that we do focused on the development of the whole person. The intention for our curriculum (both within the classroom and outside of the classroom) is that this mission is reflected in the learning experience of each and every child throughout Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. The school curriculum should contribute towards the school mission. The school seeks to achieve this within the curriculum by:

  • Promoting Gospel values.
  • Inspiring vocation.
  • Creating a culture of high achievement and high expectations of every child.
  • Promoting happiness.
  • Growing and developing knowledge.
  • Creating opportunities for significant experiences.

Furthermore, the curriculum should:

  • Closely reflect the educational principles of Don Bosco and development of the whole person. Specifically recognising that each child is unique and ‘made in the Image of God’.
  • Ensure the development of safe, happy and healthy children who enjoy their learning.
  • Be suitably structured so that it challenges children of all abilities and age ranges to excel and meet the high expectations which the school has in relation to behaviour and outcomes.
  • Take in to account the specific, and sometimes unique, needs of each child and be structured so that all children have an equal opportunity to be successful.
  • Be balanced so that it provides opportunities in a broad range of topics and subject areas.
  • Develop the fundamental skills of literacy and numeracy. Providing every child with the necessary skills to achieve and access each subject.
  • Culminate in the achievement of the very best possible qualifications which supporting successful future pathways. Our curriculum policy seeks to adhere to the broad aims which are stated in ‘The national curriculum in England-framework’.

Due to this the school aspires to offer a broad and balanced curriculum which,

“If we are one in heart we can do ten times as much” – Don Bosco

Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life”.

A Salesian Curriculum