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Curriculum Intent

  Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership Statement of Curriculum Intent

 

I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.

 

John 10: Chapter 10. V 10.

 

Inspired by Jesus Christ’s example and the Gospel values of love, joy and compassion, we nurture and develop the whole child so that each unique individual grows constantly in confidence, and has the knowledge, skills and self-esteem to achieve their true potential. All children will access a rich, ambitious, challenging curriculum; one that is broad, balanced and relevant, fostering curiosity, creativity and a lifelong love of learning. It will prepare them well for each stage of education, employment or training and enable them, as educated citizens, to contribute to creating a better world.

 

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership English Baccalaureate (EBacc) Statement

 

All KCSP Secondary Academies are committed to ensuring that as many pupils as possible study the EBacc suite of qualifications. To this end, we ensure that:

 

  • All pupils have full access to EBacc options when making GCSE choices. Every pupil in a KCSP Secondary Academy will be able to study EBacc options.
  • All pupils whose prior attainment and progress at KS3 suggest that they may ‘achieve’ the EBacc suite of qualifications at GCSE Grade 5 or above are strongly encouraged to choose these options. This is communicated to pupils in assemblies, 1:1 interviews and via communication with their parents/carers; e.g., all Open Days or Parent/Carer Evenings will include promotion of the EBacc suite as a positive Catholic curriculum option
  • All pupils are informed of the benefits of studying the EBacc suite of subjects.
  • All pupils are given access to high-quality teaching in EBacc subjects in Key Stage 3.

 

Given the differences in prior attainment across the academies and the varying interests and needs of the children, EBacc entries will vary between academies and from year-to-year. However, our positive promotion of EBacc subjects will see an upward trajectory in entries over time.

 

 

St Simon Stock Catholic School Intent Statement

 

LOVE

Christ’s love is at the centre of all that we do, which is why our motto is ‘Work with Love’. We see our children as unique and gifted by God. Our intent is to unlock each child’s potential, and to discover and develop their talents, which will ensure their journey through life is guided by a strong spiritual and moral compass. Gospel values inspire and underpin our academic teaching and our Catholic social teaching.

 

LEARN

Our expert teachers carefully plan an ambitious, knowledge-rich curriculum, in which they learn to know and understand the best that has been thought and said in our world. Our curriculum is structured, sequenced and spaced in order to develop knowledge-mastery, and deep understanding. We explicitly teach our students scholarly habits and organisational skills to enable them to become successful, independent, lifelong learners who take a pride in beautiful work. Our intention is that our students “know more, remember more and as a result progress more” to make a positive impact on their community and the world. Our teaching is underpinned by educational research that intelligence is grown through effort, perseverance and resilience. Ours is a ‘can-do’ culture in which mistakes are understood and valued as an opportunity to learn.

 

LIVE

Our intent is to promote an environment in which students discover their vocation and shape their dreams, providing them with world class opportunities in our schools’ four pillars – Faith and Service, Culture, Academics, and Sport. Our pillars ensure that students discover and develop new talents helping them to become well-rounded and to gain a strong understanding of how to achieve success through balance in their lives.  These pillars provide a framework to focus students as they set ambitious goals for their future.

 

LEAD

We believe and expect that anybody can be a servant leader, following the example of Jesus Christ. “But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.” (Matthew 20:26). We teach our students to be ‘future thinkers’, driven by a passion for learning and an innate curiosity, which engenders a deep understanding about the world in which we live and their place in it. Our intent is for our students to use their learning to lead and inspire future generations and by doing so to improve the world that we live in.

Curriculum Aims

 

  • a broad and balanced curriculum rich in knowledge and experience both in and outside of the classroom which builds on the knowledge and skills gained at Key Stage 2
  • offers students a wide range of opportunities to own and personalise their curriculum in order to develop existing talents and interests and discover new ones
  • provides a wide range of courses that challenge, engage and raise aspirations of our students
  • provides students with opportunities to take their curriculum beyond the classroom to develop their love of learning, independence and creative thinking
  • provides the depth that enables students to master the key knowledge and skills essential for each subject
  • engenders high expectations and challenge in order to build students’ perseverance and self-belief
  • fosters the development of students’ character, personal development, health and wellbeing preparing them to make a valuable contribution to society
  • is well designed, inclusive and carefully sequenced to provide all students with a rigorous foundation for future progression
  • is progressive, interleaved and sequenced to develop knowledge and understanding which provides deep, sustainable and valuable learning for all students
  • recognises the increasing importance of demands placed upon young people in order to keep them safe in a digital age
  • a long-lasting knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Faith and the core principles of Catholic Social Teaching, and that of other World Faiths.
  • equality of access to learning for all, with high expectations and appropriate levels of challenge and support
  • enables students to maximise their potential, achieving the highest levels of academic success leading to the widest range of pathways
  • raises students’ aspirations and equips them with the knowledge and skills to flourish in their future careers
  • promotes reading, literacy and numeracy, oracy and scholarly habits as explicit foci
  • provides opportunities to develop levels of literacy and numeracy across all curriculum areas
  • promotes reading as an explicit focus
  • provides students with opportunities to take their curriculum beyond the classroom to develop their love of learning, independence and creative thinking
  • instil and foster curiosity, as well an enjoyment of the educational experience – have fun!

Our Values

Service

Community

Prayer & Faith

Hope

Charity

Attainment

We must ‘Go and do likewise’, to serve the needs of others.

We are ‘One Body in Christ’, inclusive and welcoming to all.

We are called to ‘be constant in prayer’ to discern God’s love. Students are invited to faith, participating in regular acts of workshop as forms, classes, year groups, and a school.

Students are expected to be hopeful, showing respect to themselves, their peers, teachers and the environment.

Students are expected to be charitable through acts of service in school and the wider community.

Students are expected to maintain a scholarly attitude in all lessons and work to the best of their ability and engage where they can in extra-curricular activities.

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Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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