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The Staff and Governors of St Paulinus promote the provision of a stimulating curriculum with overarching themes that have a significance for individuals and society and provide relevant learning contexts. The curriculum provided will promote equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all children. The curriculum is an entire planned learning experience underpinned by a broad set of common values and purposes. The components of the curriculum are: lessons, locations, environment, events, routines, extended hours and out of school experiences. The School fulfils its statutory duty to teach the National Curriculum and the Catholic Curriculum for Religious Education.

The curriculum aims to enable all our pupils to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve,
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives,
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

The Governors and Staff of St Paulinus are committed to identifying any opportunities which will enhance teaching and learning for our children. These opportunities may be provided during normal class lesson time, during school breaks, before or after school, weekends and holidays. The Governors and Staff recognize that enhanced curriculum experiences will impact on the development of the ‘whole child’ and will promote personal, social, spiritual and citizenship aspects of the wider curriculum. Many curriculum enhancement opportunities are provided outside of the normal school hours.

Sport - through extra-curricular activities, children learn to enjoy sport as a way of recreation to support a healthy lifestyle. Children learn to work as part of a team and develop co-ordination skills.

Drama - through the annual school production, children gain confidence to perform in public, receive opportunities to use their creative talents, work collaboratively, discover their individual learning styles and have fun.

Music - through music, children experience the discipline of learning to play an instrument, find out the importance of listening to each other, concentrating and have the enjoyment of giving other people pleasure.