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The Curriculum


At St James Church School we follow the 2014 National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2 and the Children in the Foundation Stage follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.


For all of our pupils we recognise the importance of developing the attitudes and lifelong skills that will enable them to become successful learners. We recognise that children learn in many different ways and that this should be taken into consideration when planning lessons. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences will prepare children for the next stage of their education and ultimately produce happy, confident, enquiring minds and as a result, young people who will make a positive contribution to society.


Our teaching and learning values are centred around ‘Growth Mindset learning (C.Dweck Ph.D). We believe:


Learning requires EFFORT

ALL individuals CAN LEARN and improve



As Carol Dweck says “successful individuals love learning, value effort and persist in the face of obstacles”


We believe it is important to:


ensure that all children receive equal access to the curriculum;

provide a relevant, balanced and diverse education;

encourage children to become confident, independent, knowledgeable, enquiring and self-disciplined learners;

foster a love of learning, supported through an appreciation of Christian values;

develop children’s self-respect and encourage respect for the ideas, attitudes, values and feelings of others;

provide opportunities for children to co-operate and build positive relationships with others;

enable children to understand their community and help them feel valued as part of our community;

provide learning experiences that are supported by Christian values;

to ensure British values and beliefs are incorporated into our curriculum.