The curriculum at St Alban & St Stephen Catholic Primary School reflects the purposeful journey for the whole child, equipping our pupils with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in all aspects of life, both inside and outside of the classroom. It takes our children on a journey which provides opportunities for them to develop skills and knowledge – both academic and personal – which will ensure that success is achievable for all, regardless of circumstance.
Our aim is to create an exciting, interesting set of activities that are underpinned by the knowledge, skills and understanding relevant for each year group. We have tailored the curriculum to not only incorporate many elements of our local history and geography but also to study famous leaders from St Albans – our wonderful city, that is steeped in culture and history.
Our curriculum will promote and foster confidence, independence, co-operation and self-esteem throughout the time the children are at St Alban & St Stephen Catholic primary School Primary School & Nursery, which will prepare them for life in 21st Century Britain.
Our offer is underpinned by our vision and ethos of ‘Learning and growing with God by our side’. Our core values of faith, friendship, determination, respect and unity, permeate through and are integral to the delivery of curriculum. We want all of our children at St Alban & St Stephen to leave with a range of experiences, the self-belief to excel and a deepened and instilled understanding of God’s message of love, respect and unity with nature and mankind.
Our curriculum is carefully crafted so that our children develop their academic, social and cultural capital and become knowledgeable in current affairs and global matters.
We have made informed choices about what experiences we want to include and how they build over time across the curriculum. We include both off and on-site experiences in our curriculum and make the most of what we have locally including local businesses and charities.
We value the development of the whole child. Our children are not just learners – they are explorers, investigators, enthusiasts, performers, decision makers, contributors, creators, role models, members of society, and ultimately the future of our community and the world beyond.