Our Vision

Our curriculum is our aspiration for our children.


We have high expectations of all our children enabling each and every one of them to reach their full potential.

We will enable our children to gain a deeper understanding of our topics by inspiring learning and providing challenge.

Our children will enjoy learning and will become experiential and active learners.

We will have confident, resilient, independent children who are not afraid to take risks.

Our children will be enthusiastic, excited, engaged and motivated.

They will feel happy and safe.

Our children will be well rounded individuals with a strong moral compass who are prepared for life in modern Britain.

Our school community will be respectful.

Our staff will be positive role models who are knowledgeable, inspirational, reflective and empathetic. They will know their children and enable them in their learning journey.

Our environment will be stimulating and safe. It will be conducive to learning, enabling and accessible. Our children will be exposed to a rich learning environment beyond the classroom.

We will provide high quality resources to inspire and stimulate learning. Resources will be readily available to enable and scaffold learning.                                                                                  


Curriculum Intent


To provide our pupils with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow rooted in Gospel values and our Catholic Faith.

At OLSE our curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, individual strengths and areas of need to enable each pupil to reach their full potential. We enable the children to develop subject knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. The curriculum ensures that academic success, creativity, problem solving, reliability and responsibility, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health support the development of the whole child and promote positive attitudes to learning.

The curriculum celebrates the diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain now and in the future

Community is an integral part of our curriculum, with pupils, families, the parish and the wider community being at the heart of everything we do at OLSE.  Families, visitors, and other agencies and businesses enhance and enrich our curriculum by sharing their, skills, knowledge and experiences in a range of activities throughout the school.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We provide enrichment opportunities and a broad and balanced curriculum. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time were there are no limits to curiosity and a thirst for knowledge.

We want our pupils to leave our school with high aspirations, a strong sense of belonging, self-worth, with the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections, and become life-long learners who make a positive contribution to their community and valued members of the wider society.

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