Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

Fiat Voluntas Dei - May God's will be done

Seabridge Lane, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 4AG

(01782) 973 888

Curriculum Information

Our curriculum intent is CHILD-centred: we aim to nurture the Character, Habits, Individuality and Learning Development of each child in our care. Our curriculum has been designed to be relevant and purposeful to, and contextualised for, our children, based on the nine principles of Catholic Social Teaching: Human Dignity, Common Good, Participation, Subsidiarity, Stewardship/ Care for Creation, Option for the Poor, Solidarity, Distributive Justice and Promoting Peace. 


Using a 'Big Question' approach, we have adopted an enquiry-based curriculum, engaging our children in questions of meaning and purpose, with a strong focus on oracy. Our learning outcomes are focused on our 5 curriculum drivers:

  • Inspire- we want our children to learn about and from inspirational people, past and present, and aspire to inspire others
  • Articulate- with a strong emphasis on oracy, we aim for our children to be confident speakers, capable of effectively communicating and expressing their viewpoints
  • Advocate- with Catholic Social Teaching at the centre of our curriculum, we wish for our children to become advocates for the common good, with a desire to make a difference in the world
  • Reflect- we want to instill in our children the ability to reflect upon their learning and their actions, being unafraid to question and enquire.
  • Dignity- the dignity of the human person, each made in the image and likeness of God, is at the heart of our curriculum intent.

Our Curriculum: Intent, Impact, Implementation

You will find the Curriculum Bulletins for each year group, which provide an outline of the different topics being covered and the organisation of the class,  in each year group’s Class Page, under ‘Our Pupils’.