At St. Edward`s Catholic Academy we believe that the curriculum we teach our children should be broad and balanced, offering children the opportunity to achieve success in many different areas. We seek to strengthen those moral and Christian values that parents will have taught their children during their early years. Gospel values influence everything that goes on in the classroom and throughout the school.
We know that children learn best when logical connections are made between different aspects of their work and we endeavour to make these links where possible. Learning experiences provided by the teacher aim to be both meaningful and challenging, and seek to build on children’s existing knowledge and conceptual understanding. Skills already acquired are reinforced through a wide range of activities.
Children are encouraged to see themselves as active participants in their own learning. They are encouraged to develop a positive ‘can do’ attitude towards themselves, their work and towards others.
Learning is facilitated through sensitive intervention on the part of the teacher, who actively seeks to promote co-operation, independence and self-discipline so that each child feels confident and secure within the learning environment.
We support our children in becoming ‘aspirational’ in order to make the most of their learning opportunities. At St. Edward’s we believe in an active partnership between school and home to support the children in their learning journey.
We aim for our children to: