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Our Vision

‘……I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength’

Phil 4:13

At St John’s we foster an ethos deeply rooted in the Bible, underpinned by faith and committed to educational excellence.

In our community, we respect that everyone is uniquely made in the image of God. We grow together in wisdom, compassion, strength and instil a sense of hope for all to flourish.

We make a difference.

Curriculum Drivers


What is a Curriculum Driver?

We believe that our children deserve and need us to provide more than just the National Curriculum. Life has so much more to offer and our children have so much more to learn and experience. As a school, we have identified five ‘curriculum drivers’ that personalise our curriculum. These have been chosen through consultation – identifying the needs and interests of the pupils at St John's C of E Primary School. 

We use these 'drivers' to underpin the development work we undertake in all areas of school life and to ensure our curriculum offer is enriched and personalised for our children and their families.

Below you will find our curriculum drivers and a short summary which outlines our aspirations:



Progression of Skills

The main aim of the 2014 curriculum was to raise standards. The curriculum is intended to be challenging, focusing on essential core subject knowledge and skills.

We have worked hard to ensure the Progression of Skills for each pupil as they move from Early Years to Upper Key Stage Two. We have developed a Progression of Skills document which shows the year group or phase expectations in every subject. You can view these by clicking on the subject links below:


Whole School Curriculum Map

The Curriculum is mapped out across the school for each year group. These Curriuclum maps, outline the key aspects of work covered in each subject across the year. You can view these by clicking on the documents below:


Knowledge Organisers

What are knowledge organisers?

A knowledge organiser is a set of key facts or information that pupils need to know and be able to recall in order to master a unit or topic. Typically, an organiser fits onto one page of A4, which helps pupils to visualise the layout of the page, which in turn helps them to memorise the information better.

How will a knowledge organiser help my child?

Knowledge organisers will be made available at the start of each unit to help them remember what they are learning and to help them to see the bigger learning journey in their subjects. Instead of forgetting previous learning, pupils will continually revisit and retrieve prior learning from their memories.

How will a knowledge organiser help me to help my child?

Many parents/carers ask us how they can help to support their children at home. The knowledge organisers will help parents/carers to:

  • To understand exactly what their children are supposed to learn and remember
  • To know what language they should use when discussing learning at home
  • To know how to support their children in learning about a topic                 

  You will find the Year groups knowledge organisers saved within the subject folder using the same links as above

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Remote Learning

At times there may be need for pupils to learn remotely due to unforseen circumstances or for planned lengthy absences. The school will support the online learning of pupils unable to attend school under these exceptional circumstances.

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