At SS Peter and Paul’s we believe our curriculum should not only fulfil the aims of the National Curriculum, but should also meet the needs of our pupils locally and prepare them for the rigours of secondary school and life beyond.
We follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for each subject, but we also offer pupils a very wide range of experiences to extend their understanding of themselves and the world in which we live. SSPP is a Rights Respecting school and through our curriculum and Catholic life, we ensure pupils gain a greater understanding of these rights along with our British values, so they become well-informed, global citizens who show mutual respect and tolerance of others.
We believe that effective learning takes place when it is made to be engaging, fun and meaningful; when pupils are actively involved discussing, clarifying and questioning; when it is tailored for different learners and when it is delivered by enthusiastic and passionate teachers.
At SSPP, we encourage pupils to have a growth mindset approach to their learning and take ownership of it. This is so they can recognise their own strengths and areas for development; can learn how to cope with both success and failure and have the confidence to take risks; all of which will enable them to develop greater resilience and improved mental health and well-being.
We believe in teaching them not only the skills and knowledge outlined in the National Curriculum, but key transferable skills such as the ability to reason, discern information, problem-solve, question, analyse and communicate effectively which they will be able to apply and use in a future as yet unknown.