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Curriculum visions

At St Michael’s our Curriculum vision has the following features;

  • It is based on Christian Values with a strong Christian Ethos embedded across the curriculum
  • Relevant
  • Motivating
  • Challenging
  • Broad
  • Balanced
  • Supports children’s individual skills and talents
  • Fosters a love of learning
  • Memorable
  • Opening children to the world of possibilities and aspirations
  • Creating Learner independence
  • Standards driven, with high expectations
  • Unique - A Michelin approach not a MacDonald's
  • Creative, supporting a range of learning styles by using varied styles of teaching and learning strategies
  • Enquiry based, encouraging children to ask questions and find things out, responding to the needs of learners
  • A strong focus on basic skills embedded across the whole of the curriculum
  • Supporting children’s skills for life, preparing well for the next stage in their education
  • Has a focus on following children’s interests through self-led projects
  • Memorable
  • Learning that supports children to make links
  • Interesting content and delivered at an age appropriate time
  • Inclusive to all abilities
  • Challenging
  • Promotes outdoor learning
  • Learning starts with a key event or stimulus
  • Flexible and responds to children’s needs
  • Identifies and supports children’s individual skills and talents
  • Uses technology for a maximum impact

We strive to develop the following characteristics in our children:

  • Independence
  • Resilience
  • Problem Solving
  • Good Communication – focused on using Standard English
  • Confidence
  • Active in their own learning
  • A risk taker
  • Adaptable
  • Has a sense of humour
  • Enquiring


To achieve the aims above, we deliver a creative, skills- based curriculum which integrates different subject areas within a particular theme.  Making the curriculum relevant and engaging to the children is also a crucial consideration, as is the need to provide for the development of pupil’s personal, social and moral development.