Welcome to the curriculum section of the St George's website.
At St George’s we believe that every child should thrive in their learning. We believe that we have designed a rich and purposeful curriculum in every year group. We want our children to learn well and contribute to their community. Our curriculum is enriched through:
- Commitment to a broad education. As well as the core curriculum we have chess education programmes, environmental schemes, STEM projects, cycling schemes and pupil voice initiatives to develop leaders.
- Fidelity to national curriculum and local R.E curriculum expectations.
- Emphasis on oracy, language and vocabulary as a Voice 21 school. We want our children to find their voice.
- Belief that inclusive practice is good for every child. With effective support every child can access our curriculum and thrive with Access to clubs and activities. Nearly all of these are free or low cost at the point of delivery.
- Opportunities for children to go deeper and share their learning through our ‘limitless learning’ initiatives on google classroom (KS2) and See-Saw (EYFS and KS1)
- A commitment that no child is left behind. We support learning with homework clubs and laptop loans for all children in KS2.
- Education that allows children to visualize new opportunities through exposure to careers and higher education from a young age.
- Effective use of outdoor education to add depth to children’s learning. This includes forest school education.
- Effective use of information technology through access to devices, high speed broadband blended learning, assistive technology and virtual reality.
- Effective use of Spiritual, Social, Moral and Cultural education (SMSC) from Early Years onwards. We want tour children to have ‘in depth’ learning experiences with global national and local cultural links.
- Strong use of pupil voice to help our children be good citizens and live the British Values of democracy. the rule of law. individual liberty and mutual respect.
- A clear and progressive plan of personal development using our RESPECT values, diversity principles and our PSHE and RSE schemes of work.
- Huge investment in trips and residential education opportunities. We now run 3 affordable residential opportunities in year 4 (Chester), Year 5 (York) and Year 6 (Condover Hall outdoor education).
In each curriculum area you will find each subject has:
- Clearly defined aims
- Well-structured long term plans
- Progression maps to guide our children through the curriculum.
Image below shows how we mould our curriculum.
Our curriculum s under pinned by a whole pedagogy using the Evidenced Based Education’s Great Teaching Toolkit. We are a trailblazer school for this initiative. Our staff are all trained using the Great Teaching Toolkit CPD model.
Please speak to your child's class teacher if you would like any further information about our curriculum. While annual curriculum overviews are published within this section of the website, termly information may be found on your child's year group page (within the 'Year Groups' menu).
This section is designed to ensure that:
- We communicate our curriculum content, aims and progression clearly to families.
- We celebrate learning at St George's. Families should visit our news section to follow curriculum events and initiatives. Further information can also be found in our year group pages.
- Provide important information on all examinations including SATs, phonics screening tests and 11+.
You can also visit:
- Our ‘Jump Ahead Tuition’ page for information on our use of national tuition grant funding.
- Our ‘Home Learning’ page for ideas and links about remote learning and how we use our digital platforms to support learning at home. Also have a page of great learning links.
- Our residnetial education pages for Year 4 Chester trip, Year 5 York trip, Year 6 Condover Hall trip.