Our Learning Culture

At Sacred Heart RC Primary and Nursery School, we believe that learning should be a lifelong process and a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone. Through our teaching we focus on inspiring the children to learn, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be autonomous learners who reach their full potential. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences contribute to children becoming successful learners and enable each person to call forth their unique God given gifts in the love and service of both God and others.

Our school mission statement provides the basis for all teaching and learning at Sacred Heart. We believe that it is the mission of our teachers to plan and deliver a curriculum which teaches the gospel values of the Roman Catholic Church, engages with the ‘Big Questions’ respecting and encouraging the pupils’ curiosity, their journey of faith, their imagination and the love of learning.

We are committed to achieving high standards for all our children and we see improving basic skills as the responsibility of all staff. Our Equal Opportunities Policy sets out our principles in relation to inclusion and equality for all. The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for teachers to promote high standards of teaching and learning for all. Through this framework we aim to strive for excellence at all levels so that our children are provided with the quality of education they deserve.

At Sacred Heart we have a distinctive and personalised curriculum that will prepare our children for the ever-changing world that they will grow into. It is a curriculum designed by the team at Sacred Heart with our pupils in mind, to meet their needs and build on their interests. It meets the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and adapted to meet the needs of our community.

Our Learning Culture

Feel safe – respect, value and support each other as people made in the image and likeness of God. Take risks.

Recognise mistakes and errors as a learning opportunity

High expectations – learning behaviour, progress in learning, presentation etc

'Can do' attitude

Adults establish positive working relationships with all children in the class

All adults model learning and expected behaviour for the children.

Children are treated fairly and with kindness and respect with encouragement, praise and rewards for all.