The design of our curriculum conforms to statutory requirements.
It provides the opportunity for all pupils to experience a curriculum which promotes ‘a delight in wisdom and a passionate pursuit of it’, leading to an understanding of God’s creation, and of human culture and history. We define the curriculum as everything pupils learn within their schooling. The overarching aim of our curriculum is to provide an ‘Education for Life’, enabling all of our school community to flourish and experience ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10).
The curriculum is dynamic and flexible and thus responsive to the changing needs of the individual and of society. It is based on a realistic grasp of the needs of students who live in the 21st century. Programmes and courses are inclusive and respond to the requirements of young people across the widest whole ability range. Schemes of work are aspirational, they are designed with the highest expectations of personal and academic achievement in mind. The curriculum takes account of the whole person. Its aim is the fullest possible development of every dimension of the person. Particular attention is paid to the cultural and ethical dimensions of the curriculum. Where possible teachers choose curriculum themes that engage students in intellectual analysis of, for example, race and peace issues and environmental challenges which threaten the survival of the planet. Opportunity is provided for students to engage in being agents of social change in their school communities and beyond.
The curriculum embraces the school FAITH values, Friendship and Forgiveness, Ambition and Adaptability, Integrity and Independence, Trust and Tolerance, Honesty and Humility, supporting the school’s Christian ethos, and meeting the wants of each individual. Within a framework of highly developed pastoral support, we offer a curriculum, responsive to students’ needs and to National expectations.
St Augustine’s curriculum content embraces a breadth of learning experiences at both Key Stages. It offers a wide range of optional subjects, supported and enriched through the Personal Development presented during the Form Time, and designated PSHE and RSHE lessons, which have a variety of formats. Further curriculum enrichment opportunities are offered in extracurricular activities including trips and school-based clubs and activities.
We can do nothing, but God can do all.
We believe that we prepare our young people to take their place and play an effective part in the local, national and international community. We strive to develop the full potential of each individual through creative and challenging teaching. Our assessment and target setting systems enhance student learning through personalised support.