At St George’s C of E Primary School, we are committed to inspiring children to become valuable citizens of the future within the foundations of a strongly Christian environment.
We do this alongside two other local rural schools through working as a collaborative three school fellowship based on a similar foundation and vision.
English and maths are therefore embedded within the school curriculum, supporting the development of children’s learning, thinking, and personal, emotional, and social skills. The other curriculum areas are grouped within four sections:
Science and Technology — Science, Computing, and Design Technology
Understanding Our World — RE, History, Geography, and a Modern Foreign Language
Ourselves — PE and Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship, and Economic Education
Expressive Arts — Music and Art
At St George’s, the curriculum areas are taught through stimulating and exciting topics. Our topics are planned over a two-year programme, appropriate for each class, and are either history, geography, or science based with links being made to other areas as appropriate; putting the pupils’ learning in context. The skills in reading, writing, and maths are taught daily as part of the topic or as discrete lessons.
To enhance the children’s learning, we regularly utilise external expertise through inviting visitors into the school, or arranging day trips to museums, art galleries, and the theatre, for example. We also arrange themed days or weeks to allow the opportunity to explore skills and concepts more deeply.
We arrange a short residential in years 3 or 4, and a longer residential in years 5 or 6, giving children opportunities to develop their confidence and team-building skills as well as enjoying practical activities that support the curriculum.
At St. George’s Primary School, our school vision is:
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
St George's Church of England Primary School – supporting each other to courageously flourish, within our community, armed with our shield of Christian values.
Be Kind. Be Compassionate. Be Forgiving.
We are committed to creating a positive, safe, and nurturing Christian environment where all members of the school and wider community are important, valued, and cared for. All will benefit from opportunities to be inspired and to learn and grow as individuals. This will enable everyone to reach their full potential and be prepared for what the future may bring.
We, the children and adults, hold our Christian values at the heart of all that we do. These are:
At St George’s Primary School, we believe that the curriculum should:
Deliver a depth and breadth of learning.
Excite and engage children.
Be relevant to the school’s improvement journey.
Allow children to embrace challenges with resilience.
Develop children who show compassion to all.
Our curriculum aims to provide for progression through a balance of knowledge and skills across a combination of discreet teaching and robust cross curricular links. It will be made accessible to all children in a fully inclusive manner.
The whole curriculum should also contribute to children’s moral, social, cultural and spiritual development in support of our vision for the St George's School community.
While the national curriculum describes subject areas, we do not teach all of these discreetly. Links are made across the curriculum in order to make the children’s learning more meaningful. Our curriculum is knowledge and skills based, ensuring that children are given the opportunity to develop a wide range of knowledge and skills during their time at primary school. The learning is organised and taught through a theme that helps the children to make relevant and exciting links between different areas of the curriculum. This is taught using the following Teaching and Learning Core principles:
At the heart of The White Horse Federation is a belief in using collaboration to provide a first-class education to a wide range of children. This means that every child understands what they are capable of, and can collectively strive for excellence.