Our Curriculum Intent
At Our Lady of Victories we aim to create a safe, secure, inspiring and creative learning environment where children feel valued and happy. We want our pupils to become independent and resilient learners, who enjoy learning, are enabled to achieve excellence and experience success. We actively celebrate diversity and ensure equality of opportunity. We support pupils to be able to move smoothly through key transition points ready for the next stage of their learning.
Our Lady of Victories Primary School is committed to meeting the requirements of the primary National Curriculum. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which covers all the objectives and requirements of the National Curriculum.
School leaders have used these to plan an ambitious programme which offers breadth and variety in the knowledge and skills children need to be equipped with in order to become successful, life-long learners. The progression of skills has been carefully planned and logically sequenced so that children can build on prior learning, integrating it into the acquisition of new knowledge and skills with appropriate support and challenge.
Teachers are clear about the expected outcomes for children’s learning and make provision for any children who are identified as having gaps in their knowledge or skills. Subject leaders have responsibility for ensuring that there are clear cross curricular links in order to enable children to apply and further deepen their learning in meaningful ways to support deeper learning. The curriculum is enriched with opportunities to develop children’s cultural capital. We utilise educational trips and visits throughout London to further enrich children’s learning outside the classroom.
We provide a secure, stimulating environment within the context of our Catholic faith, where all pupils feel comfortable, happy, valued and respected, regardless of age, race and gender. Our pupils are encouraged and taught to be responsible citizens and to take an active role in their school, parish and the wider community. There is an active partnership between the home, school, parish and the wider community.
Our Catholic ethos permeates everything that we do in school and through our School Curriculum, Religious Education Programme and the PHSE curriculum, children learn about the importance of moral values such as honesty, respect, tolerance, sincerity, trust and personal responsibility.