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  • At St John and St Francis Church School our Curriculum Intent Statement is underpinned by The Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust Curriculum Intent setting out the principles of our curriculum.
  • To find out more about how we structure the curriculum across our school to ensure the National Curriculum is taught and is tailored to the needs of our pupils please have a look at our Curriculum Intent and Progression Plans for each subject below. These documents will demonstrate how our curriculum in coherently planned and sequenced and builds on prior learning. Each progression document sets out what pupils will learn and when. You can also see how ‘The St John and St Francis Child’ strand is woven through to ensure the curriculum meets the needs of our children.
  • To see the full learning journey for your child please see the Year Group Curriculum Coverage
  • If you require any further information regarding our Curriculum, please contact our Curriculum Lead Tamar Warner (Deputy Head).

St John and St Francis Curriculum Intent Statement

Our approach to the curriculum, at St John and St Francis Church School, is to support and enable all our pupils by providing a curriculum that:

  • Is tailored to meet the needs of our school, its context within Bridgwater town setting and its pupils, a number of whom are drawn from an area of social deprivation.
  • It is rooted in the needs of our community, drawing on local culture and heritage. An example of this is celebrating local culturally significant traditions such as Carnival.
  • Provides experience of and connections to the world beyond the school in both time and place external visits and visitors, for example our developing link with a school in Nepal.
  • Provides a broad range of creative learning experiences to develop children’s moral, spiritual, social, mental, physical and cultural understanding through our values and the development of a contextually relevant curriculum.
  • Has high expectations for all pupils and provides additional opportunities to inspire ambition within our pupils.
  • Recognises, celebrates and welcomes each pupil as a unique individual.
  • Secures pupils’ core skills, knowledge and understanding to at least an age-appropriate level and beyond, and is adapted, designed and developed for pupils with additional learning needs or disabilities.
  • Provides both coverage of the National Curriculum and appropriate progression from EYFS to Y6 and beyond.
  • Provides enrichment opportunities to broaden and enhance the curriculum experience for pupils.
  • Is flexible and responds to pupils’ feedback, the evaluations of how well pupils learn and make progress, and in pupils’ performance in external and internal assessments.
  • Our Curriculum is intended to enable all pupils to:

    • Have a sense of pride in who they are, where they live and the school they attend.
    • Enjoy learning and understand the importance of this for their growth and development.
    • Understand and apply Christian values that enhance the experience and development of themselves and others.
    • Demonstrate positive behaviour that reflects the core Christian values of our school.
    • Have a sense of belonging to their community and an understanding of local traditions such as carnival and Somerset Day.
    • Be confident, ambitious, aspirational, self-evaluative, learners who are engaged, excited and empowered by their learning experiences.
    • Make a positive contribution to their community and wider society, for example through attendance at community Remembrance events, fundraising as a thank you for our local care worker, learning about and donating food to the local food bank.
    • Be well prepared for life in modern Britain by participating in democratic votes for school council elections and taking on a variety of responsibilities across the school, for example team captains, school librarians and well-being ambassadors.
    • Access learning at their level in order to make progress regardless of any disability or special educational need.
    • Experience equality of opportunity, addressing any gaps in their knowledge, skills and understanding, to diminish social disadvantage.
    • Make good progress across the curriculum appropriate to their prior attainment through access to appropriately differentiated learning opportunities and pre and post teaching sessions across the school day.
    • Achieve well in external assessment against National benchmarks at the end of each key stage.
    • Articulate their hopes and aspirations for their future.


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