God loves us and his desire for us to live well is expressed in and through His Wisdom. The intention of our curriculum is to teach our students to become wise.
Wisdom is the acquisition of knowledge, craftsmanship and is expressed through good moral living. It is acquired through diligence in study and through thoughtful reflection. A wise person will be resilient in difficulties. They will seek and value different perspectives and therefore will be tolerant of those that are different to them. They will be emotionally intelligent and will able to see themselves as part of a larger whole.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
The school believes in the importance of developing a curriculum that is enjoyable, encourages responsibility, builds self-esteem, demands high standards, enables achievement and provides strong foundations for future learning. We summarise this as a curriculum which develops wise students; our definition of wisdom encompasses knowledge acquisition, skill development and personal moral development. The school is committed to the principles of equal value and equal opportunity, supporting all students to achieve their greatest potential not just academically, but also as creative, caring and responsible future adults.
The curriculum will have sufficient breadth, depth, balance and flexibility to meet the needs of all our students, developing them intellectually, socially, culturally, spiritually and morally.
The school will meet all the statutory requirements for the curriculum and pay proper regard to legislation along with our own policies for, equal opportunities, special educational needs, health and safety, and the safeguarding of our students.
In developing its curriculum, the school will be guided by the National Curriculum and use its content and structure as the basis of our provision.