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Curriculum Statement

Ofsted's working definition of the curriculum
“The curriculum is a framework for setting out the aims of a
programme of education, including the knowledge and skills to
be gained at each stage (intent); for translating that framework
over time into a structure and narrative, within an institutional
context (implementation) and for evaluating what
knowledge and skills pupils have gained against expectations(impact/achievement).”

St. Vincent's Catholic Primary School  Curriculum Statement



Our Curriculum Intent

Intention 1: Developing the learning (What we learn)

To provide high quality teaching, developing the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding, and a well-resourced rich environment so that pupils can learn effectively, fulfil their potential and bring about outstanding outcomes.

Intention 2: Developing the character of our learners (Who we are when we learn) 

To provide a broad, balanced, modern and well-resourced curriculum to include first hand experiences, in order to fulfil the requirements of the national curriculum, modern life and a changing technological world.

Intention 3: Developing behaviours and habits to become effective learners (Our actions and attitudes: How we act when we learn)

To develop a growth mind set approach to learning so that pupils are resilient learners who recognise that their effort is key to their success and develop independent learning skills as pupils progress through the school.

Our pupils will have a healthy self-image, self-esteem and self-confidence. They will develop high levels of resilience and develop the life skills necessary to deal with everyday life. We will adopt the 5 ways to wellbeing and understand the importance of each one – Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn, Give.

Intention 4: Developing the spiritual and moral compass of our learners (Our place in the community and wider world: Where we are)

To develop the whole child by providing a broad and balanced curriculum in order to empower pupils to be engaged and creative lifelong learners who can contribute to the wider society.  Our pupils will live out our catholic mission by responding to social justice and local, national and international charitable work.

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Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040


We couldn’t be happier with St Vincent’s, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
We love St Vincent’s, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey