Teaching and learning are the core purpose of St Mary's School.
Children are engaged and motivated by an irresistible curriculum which inspires them to strive constantly for personal bests within an atmosphere of challenge and support. Assessment is an integral part of learning and children are expected to be a key part of the assessment process, analysing their own performance and having a clear understanding of their next steps.
We believe that ability is not fixed and that all children can make progress, given opportunities to challenge themselves. Therefore we do not group children in fixed ability groupings; instead, we support an ethos of challenge and choice where children are expected to strive for personal bests.
All of our children have access to a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum which inspires them to learn every day. We have high expectations of our children and support them all to to do their very best.
For further information, please follow this link to our Teaching, Learning, Curriculum and Assessment Policy
Our curriculum supports and is, in turn supported by the Rights Respecting School initiative run by UNICEF which encourages schools to place the UN convention on the Rights of the child at the heart of its ethos and curriculum.
To view the detailed curriculum overview for each class, please go to the class pages within the 'Children' tab.
Here you will also find half termly overviews of the specific teaching and learning for each class. These are also sent our to parents at the beginning of each term.