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Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum has recently undergone a number of significant changes however the golden threads running throughout remain constant.

We aim to educate for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills, educate for Hope and Aspiration, educate for Community and Living Well and educate for dignity and Respect. 


Our Whole School Curriculum is defined by skills progression and rich seams which run throughout each discrete subject. They build upon children's knowledge base from one year to the next based on Year Group Expectations and these three repeated rich seams. We have designed knowledge organisers for all subject areas.  Teachers design lessons around our golden threads, school vision and values -  lessons are lively, engaging and wherever possible include practical elements or active learning.


A number of our children are following an individual, more personalised curriculum designed around their own particular need at a pace or depth more suited to their individual requirements. 


British Values are woven throughout our whole school curriculum and are rarely taught in isolation. We provide opportunities for children to evoke change, develop leadership skills and explore their own individuality and spirituality.

Each Curriculum map is updated regularly on the class pages to ensure that we are keeping up with "what's hot and what's not!"

The best way to find out about our curriculum is to ask the children and look at each year group page where you will find lots of photographs showing you what's been going on.  Class and subject specific information can be found throughout the website but please ask if you can't find what you are looking for. 

If you would like additional curriculum information we would be delighted to help.  Please contact the school office and speak to the Head Teacher, Subject Lead or Class Teacher.




At St Philip's we believe that the role of subject leader is key to securing success for all our learners. We invest time and money into Continued Professional Development for all lead teachers.  Subject information is then cascaded to all staff during staff meetings, via separate training sessions for key staff or via INSET. If you would like additonal information about individual subjects you are very welcome to contact our Subject Leaders directly.