High expectations for our school
We are determined to provide wonderful educational experiences for all.
St Gabriel’s CofE Academy’s broad and balanced curriculum is designed to be inspiring, challenging and inclusive to meet the needs of all pupils, enabling them to achieve their full potential and make great progress.
Our curriculum uses the National Curriculum as a starting point from which we plan opportunities specific to St Gabriel’s.
Our English curriculum aims to create meaningful experiences using and responding to high-quality texts, developing a love of reading and a deep understanding of communication in writing.
For our younger pupils, the creative teaching of phonics will be used as a tool for learning to read independently as early as possible.
In mathematics, the curriculum is designed to allow pupils to develop as fluent and confident problem solvers, applying their skills to new, interesting and relevant contexts.
To help us in our aim to provide holistic educational experiences which nurture the development of character and virtue, we have a strong presence of Personal Social and Health Education (P.S.H.E.) and Religious Education (R.E.) in our curriculum contributing to the overall Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (S.M.S.C.) of our pupils; supporting the development of healthy social and emotional skills and better equipping pupils to be safe and manage their futures.
British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, themselves deeply rooted in a shared Christian heritage, are embedded into all aspects of the curriculum.
Excellent educational visits and strong links with the community enhance the curriculum.
Specific Learning Requirements
All staff at St Gabriel’s recognise and support pupils with specific learning needs or disabilities. The school Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Coordinator, in collaboration with the Headteacher, work with a wide range of agencies, directing class teachers and teaching assistants as required to ensure the right level of support is provided for every pupil to make progress and that the SEND code of practice is upheld.