Curriculum

The curriculum at St Joseph’s reflects the requirements to provide a broad and balanced curriculum as per the Academies Act 2010, and the National Curriculum programmes of study which we have chosen to follow.

It also reflects requirements for inclusion and equality as set out in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014 and Equality Act 2010, and refers to curriculum-related expectations of governing boards set out in the Department for Education’s Governance Handbook.

Further information on how we achieve this can be found in our statement of equality information and objectives, and in our SEND policy and information report.

The National Curriculum

The guide below explains about the new National Curriculum, introduced from September 2014, and which became statutory from 2015:

Curriculum Overviews

See the appropriate year group pages for Curriculum Overviews and Timetables relating to each class:

Curriculum Long Term Plans

Maths at St. Joseph's

We use Singapore Maths teaching/learning at St. Joseph's. Read more about this methodology below:

Cornerstones Curriculum

Read Write Inc.

Our school uses Read Write Inc. Phonics for our children in Nursery to Year 2 and for our children in Years 3 and 4 who need to catch up.

The four Read Write Inc. programmes are carefully matched to the new curriculum, giving your children the best chance of success in the national tests. They show teachers, teaching assistants and parents step-by-step how to teach all children to become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is used by over a quarter of the UK's primary schools. It is a comprehensive literacy programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling together seamlessly. Ruth Miskin developed the programme during her time as a headteacher in Tower Hamlets. She believes that in order for a school to be successful, every headteacher needs to adopt a consistent whole-school approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling. Fidelity to the teaching programme, rigorous assessment, tracking and one-to-one tutoring ensure that schools guarantee progress for every child.

For information and tutorials on how to support your child learning to read go to: www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents (external link).

Assessment Guides for Parents

The documents below aim to help parents/carers understand the Key Stage 1 and 2 national test assessment results: