At St Ambrose our mission and ethos is deeply embedded in the curriculum. We have a broad view of learning, which is far more than merely the teaching of a syllabus or programme of study. Our curriculum is inclusive of all aspects of a child’s learning experience and development as a precious unique human person loved by God.
Learning is underpinned by BIG Questions to raise awareness and develop critical thinkers who become inspired to make a difference and change the world and be able to live as global responsible citizens. Catholic Social Teaching is based on the belief that God has a plan for creation, a plan to build his kingdom of peace, love and justice; this requires actions based on understanding of need. The curriculum is mapped with relevant and meaningful responses to local and international issues. The intent of our curriculum therefore, is to grow advocates for change.
The curriculum is carefully planned and implemented to ensure progression in knowledge, skills and understanding. The impact of our curriculum can be seen and heard when you talk with our children about their experiences, through the high quality learning which is produced in their books and the outstanding learning environments.
At St. Ambrose we have developed and grown our whole school curriculum (Building the Kingdom) into one that matters for our children. It is broad, balanced and fulfils all requirements, but goes much further than that. It is underpinned by BIG Questions to raise awareness and develop critical thinkers who become inspired to make a difference, build God’s kingdom on earth and change the world! The intent of our curriculum is to grow advocates for change.
The curriculum is carefully planned, connected and implemented to ensure progression in knowledge, skills and understanding. The planning model we use is a collaborative approach where staff plan together with the SMT. High quality teaching is planned for and delivered to:
- Engage children in their learning and provide memorable first hand experiences.
- Develop local, national and global multi-cultural awareness.
- Provide effective enrichment opportunities to increase the cultural capital of our children.
- Use parental engagement activities to involve parents in their child’s learning.
The long term overviews can be found on each class web page.
The impact of our curriculum can be seen and heard when you talk with our children about their experiences and the changes in our community and society they have affected. The high quality learning which is produced in their books which demonstrates the progress the children make from their starting points to their end points and this is celebrated through outstanding learning environments.
Principle: Transformation of self into transformation of society.