Our curriculum intent has been designed to ensure that each and every child can live ‘life in all its fullness’ and see themselves as ‘A gift from God’ by offering stimulating and awe-inspiring experiences with our Christian values at its heart.
Our curriculum enables us to build strong relationships, celebrate diversity, encourage respect and build a sense of community. It provides and acknowledges success for all children, in all aspects of their development and it recognises, encourages and celebrates all types of talent.
We provide first hand learning experiences that allow children to develop interpersonal skills and build resilience. Our curriculum approach enables our children to make meaningful links with their learning, designed to inspire an enthusiasm for learning and a love of reading to ensure achievement and to support pupil well-being and happiness. We plan for progression, depth and mastery across the curriculum, whilst embedding key skills in core subjects to ensure that the children leave us secondary ready
Our Christian values, PSHE lessons and daily collective worship promote positive attitudes which reflect the skills and character needed for future learning and success. Children leave St George’s with a sense of belonging and pride that they have developed the confidence and skills needed to be learners in life.
Our committed staff deliver high quality lessons that challenge even our most able children, whatever the subject may be. The curriculum covers a range of subjects and provides opportunities for academic, art and sporting excellence and contributes well to pupils’ academic achievement, their physical well-being and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Curriculum maps and learning outcomes for each year group can be found on our website.
Our Christian distinctiveness promotes a love of God, a care for each other, a good understanding of keeping safe and is consistent with British Values. There are excellent policies underpinning practice that ensure that pupils have good levels of attainment and are making good progress across the school.
Religious Education is an integral aspect of our curriculum. It is our belief that children are a gift from God. We follow the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Church of England schools supported by Understanding Christianity and Festival Matters. It is our aim for children to understand the faiths and beliefs of all, demonstrating respect for others, developing a sense of self-identity, personal responsibility and knowledge of how they can contribute to the wider community and world.
Regular assessments identify strengths and areas for development for each child. Our aim is for all children to reach age related expectation with many exceeding. We challenge our children to have high aspirations in order to reach their full potential.
Our inclusive nature as a Church of England School ensures that children who have special educational needs are given additional support in class, in small groups or on an individual basis. Children with additional language needs are also given additional support.