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Curriculum

As a Catholic School, the Curriculum at Notre Dame is inspired by the teachings of the Gospel, taking into account the requirements of the Department For Education, Local Authority, and the Catholic Diocese of Southwark.

At Notre Dame, we endeavour to ensure that all pupils have access to the Curriculum. The work is planned to take account progression and continuity. We are opposed to any form of discrimination on grounds of race, gender, ability or disability.

Religious Education is at the heart of our Curriculum. It is rooted in three aspects: teaching, worship and moral values.

At Notre Dame we aim to motivate and challenge each pupil to reach his/her potential. Our work is be based on the National Curriculum, the Core and the Foundation Subjects. 

In delivering the Curriculum, we realise that it is essential for each child to experience different methods of learning through the effective use of a range of printed and practical materials including the use of ICT. Some of these learning skills are addressed through a whole class approach / small groups, and individual work. Within the class our children are grouped according to their abilities, with work differentiated to meet all pupils' talents, skills and abilities. Our learning activities are supported by the use of specialist teachers – SEN, EMAG, Teaching Assistants, outside agents and the voluntary involvement of parents.

Children study all subjects in the National Curriculum. These include Mathematics, Literacy, Science, ICT (Information and technology skills), History, Geography, Art, Design Technology, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education and Personal, Social and Health Education combined with Citizenship. Wherever possible, children are encouraged to explore thematic links between curriculum areas. 

 

Please contact:

asmith@notredame.southwark.sch.uk for any curriculum enquiries.