At St Leonard’s our intent is to enable all children to flourish through the opportunities we provide for them. Positive relationships, based on mutual trust and respect are at the heart of everything we do and this means that children feel safe to learn and take risks.
We want to inspire a love of life-long learning which will enable our children to become active members of society. We want them to contribute and be successful in the diverse world they are growing up in. We encourage them to be intrinsically motivated and strive to be the best that they can be. We aim to prepare our children for tomorrow’s world and instil a love of others. We do this through our vision ‘To love one another, as I have loved you.’ John 13:34
We encourage our children to contribute to our world by being kind, independent, resilient, ambitious, curious citizens. There is a high focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding as well as British Values which are woven through our curriculum.
At St Leonard’s we have high expectations of spoken language as we know the impact this can have on educational outcomes. Supporting children with their oracy skills and developing their vocabulary is a fundamental part of our curriculum. We hold a variety of oracy events throughout the school year to support and celebrate the children’s oracy skills.
Ultimately, we want all of our children to be the best they can be, and leave our school family as confident individuals who make a positive contribution to the world they live in.
‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’
Our curriculum is based on a mastery approach, where deep understanding takes place. It is sequential and progressive and meets the needs of the children at St Leonard’s. Our foundation subjects are enquiry-based with key questions underpinning the unit of work. We have adapted the curriculum to represent the diverse world in which our children are growing up in.
We have a range of resources which support our curriculum and ensure learning is meaningful. We provide a highly inclusive environment where learners enjoy their education. Children at all levels are helped to achieve their potential through the curriculum and through enrichment and additional clubs or activities. To promote physical health and well-being, we offer a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs at lunchtimes and before/after school. In addition, high quality visits and visitors are carefully planned in to enhance the curriculum.
Each subject area has a subject intent and implementation statement and an action plan which outlines development opportunities and clearly links with the school development plan. This action plan is a working document used by subject leaders to ensure the children receive a high quality education in each subject.