Key Stages 1 & 2
The school curriculum aims to promote pupils' spiritual, moral and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. It aims to provide every pupil with opportunities to learn and to achieve. These two aims reinforce each other. The personal development of pupils plays a significant part in their ability to learn and to achieve. Development in both areas is therefore essential in enabling all pupils to achieve their full potential.
At St Augustine's, there is foremost a belief in education, at home and at school, as a route to the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, physical and mental development, and thus the wellbeing, of the individual. Education is also a route to equality of opportunity for all. Education should reflect the enduring values that contribute to these ends. These include valuing ourselves, our families and other relationships, the wider groups to which we belong, the diversity in our society and the environment in which we live. Education within our Catholic school also reaffirms our commitment to the Gospel Values, including truth, honesty, justice, respect, trust and a sense of service towards others.
At the same time education must enable us to respond positively to the opportunities and challenges of the rapidly changing world in which we live and work.
The National Curriculum applies to pupils of compulsory school age. In St Augustine's, it is organised on the basis of two key stages
Key Stage 1: Ages 5-7 (Years1-2)
Key Stage 2: Ages 7-11 (Years 3-6)
The statutory subjects that all pupils must study are as follows.
• Religious Education
• Information & Communication Technology
• Art & Design
• Design & Technology
• Physical Education
For each subject and for each key stage, programmes of study set out what pupils should be taught, and attainment targets set out the expected standards of pupils' performance.