At St. Michael’s we are very proud of our curriculum, and the breadth of learning that we offer. Our curriculum offers experiences and opportunities for our pupils that go far beyond the expectations of the National Curriculum.
'Leaders have ensured that the curriculum is broad, balanced, exciting and well planned. The curriculum makes sure that pupils enjoy and learn from a wide range of experiences, including going on many trips to enrich their learning. Visitors to the school also contribute to the knowledge and understanding that pupils acquire at St Michael’s.' (Ofsted, 2019)
The National Curriculum
The National Curriculum is the framework used at St Michael's and all maintained schools to ensure that teaching and learning is balanced and consistent in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. It seeks to build on the learning children experienced in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The National Curriculum sets out the subjects taught as well as the knowledge, skills and understanding required in each subject. It also provides standards or statements in each subject, used by teachers to help measure your child's progress and plan the next steps in their learning.