The St Thomas' Lighthouse Curriculum
Through collaboration with our school community, we have developed our Lighthouse Curriculum which has six main strands: Excellence, Experiences and Life Skills, Celebrating Diversity, Christian Values, Reading and Vocabulary and Knowledge Rich & Academic.
These main strands underpin our curriculum and encompass everything we aspire to achieve by the time our pupils leave us at St Thomas'.
Curriculum Intent Statement
Through our rich and balanced academic curriculum, we aim to broaden horizons and open doors to all that life has to offer, allowing our children to experience life in all its fullness.
With a rigorous and progressive knowledge-based curriculum, our pupils will leave St Thomas’ with the extensive knowledge and thinking skills needed to enable them to lead fulfilling lives with the highest of aspirations. Our ethos of excellence permeates our whole curriculum, inspiring our pupils to be the very best version of themselves.
Reading and vocabulary are at the heart of our curriculum, enabling our pupils with the keys needed to unlock their future successes.
We believe that a rich, academic curriculum and a wealth of life experiences go hand in hand. Therefore, through our curriculum, we will open our pupils’ eyes to the world around them by offering valuable and inspirational opportunities (our Five Be Experiences). We want our pupils to experience life outside of their own locality and to understand the diversity of the world in which we live: opening their eyes to the endless possibilities of the lives that lay ahead of them.
Our core Christian Values underpin our whole curriculum, allowing our children to develop the moral compass required to make positive choices in life.
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We offer a variety of after school clubs, which are delivered by our staff. These clubs change each term and include choir, sports, arts & crafts and reading. There are opportunities to attend these clubs free of charge. External providers (including NRG) also offer classes in football and fencing and these have a charge. We have our own After School and Breakfast Club facilities (called NRG Club), please click here for more information. Among the many other activities, extra reading is encouraged during the after school club. These sessions may be offered free of charge for children who receive pupil premium funding.