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St Michael's Middle School

St Michael's Middle School

Curriculum

Vision for Learners 

‘Each person, uniquely made in God’s image, merits the best that we can give’.

Our sense of purpose begins with the statement above, rooted in the highest possible understanding of young people and all their God-given potential. All that we do flows from this including our core values of Aspiration, Belief and Creativity: St Michael’s ABC.

Our pupil’s join St Michael’s at a crucial stage of transition from childhood to early adulthood. We support them through this journey in three key ways. Firstly, by inspiring them to aim high in all areas of schooling and personal development. Secondly we coach pupils to sustain belief in all situations and challenges. Finally, we actively seek ways to for all pupils to explore and nurture their creativity.

Curriculum Statement

St. Michael’s Middle School offers a rich and varied curriculum underpinned by our core values of Aspiration, Belief and Creativity. The St. Michael’s ABC. It is the vehicle by which we inspire learning and develop the essential knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks for future success.

The St. Michael’s curriculum is based on the National Curriculum, enriched by a wide range of additional opportunities for learning and development.  Whilst utilising the best teaching and learning strategies, we aim to develop pupils to a high level of competence in all subject areas.

The curriculum is structured to make the most of our teachers’ expertise. In years 5 and 6 pupils experience:

  • A Primary Core, taught by their tutor, encompassing 15/16 hours of English, Maths and Humanities and
  • a Middle Enrichment, which guarantees RE, Science, PE, Music, French, Technology and Computer Science every week. 

The Key Stage 3 curriculum maintains a broad ranging academic focus while developing the skills and understanding to be successful as pupils’ transition into KS4.

Throughout all aspects of the taught curriculum, we expect teachers to analyse and respond to pupil understanding and adapt lessons to meet their needs.