At Guardian Angels' we have high expectations of all our children and our aim is to provide a richness of experience and challenge appropriate to each child's ability. Our school curriculum is, therefore, broad, balanced and differentiated to encompass the all-round development of each child, taking due account of their emotional, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual needs. Our curriculum is not only the daily programme of work and learning - but a child's whole experience at school.
Through our environment, organisation and teaching we seek to establish a caring, secure atmosphere for the children based on our aims and values:
To develop meaningful relationships which support and encourage each individual to reach his/her potential in an environment of love, value and respect for each other.
To provide a deep and meaningful Religious Education Scheme that influences every aspect of our lives in school and, with the Parish Sacramental Programme, sets a purpose for life.
To establish a ‘whole' school improvement plan which takes the school forward towards its vision with coherent and manageable objectives.
To provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets legal requirements appropriate to the needs of each child.
To offer a variety of teaching styles in a carefully planned timetable that imparts skills, concepts, attitudes and knowledge to each child.
To empower the children to become ‘thinking' peopleseeing their place in God's creation, making decisions that effect their own lives, and the lives of others.
To provide high quality resources to further curriculum and extra-curricular provision.
To foster a feeling of pride in ourselves, in Guardian Angels' school and parish, by producing high quality work.
To have clear policies across and beyond the curriculum that ensures continuity and progression.
To strive for equal opportunities for all irrespective of race, gender or disability and provide for special needs, including the able child and the less fortunate, in the spirit of the Catholic faith.
To invest in an ongoing programme of refurbishment that provides a clean and attractive learning environment supported by display of children's work across the curriculum.
To ensure communication networks, formal and informal, reflect the values of the Mission Statement, allowing for a culture of partnership and support.
These aims and values are taught by using a variety of whole class, group and individual teaching styles appropriate to the needs of the child and the intended outcome of each lesson.
The classrooms are carefully organised to allow for different approaches with children in groups. The groups are decided by the class teacher and are either based on ability or on other criteria.
At Guardian Angels’ we strive for the highest standards in all areas of the National Curriculum. The R.E. curriculum is of central importance because, as a Catholic school, Christ is central in our lives. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from the RE curriculum and daily acts of collective worship. We promote special priority to the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science.
The breadth and balance of the curriculum is achieved by a
well-organised and structured approach to the foundation subjects.