Courage Curriculum Intent Statement

Intent Statement

GROWTH… body, mind and spirit

At St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School, our aim is to provide our children with a curriculum that encapsulates our Christian mission statement which is: 

“The child grew and became strong in body, mind and spirit”

Luke 2:40

We call our curriculum, the COURAGE curriculum, which embodies the strength that ‘the child – Jesus Christ’ demonstrated throughout his life. We also celebrate the courage of Norman Harvey, an ex-pupil who won the Victoria Cross in World War I.  COURAGE enables our pupils to grow in body, mind and spirit.



We ensure that all children have full accessability to our curriculum and are fully included in all parts of our intent, impementation and impact. 

Our COURAGE curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, to provide first hand learning experiences, allow children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience through a positive mind-set, become critical thinkers and develop spiritually. Our Christian ethos is intrinsic to our curriculum design, by providing an environment in which the uniqueness of each person, as a child of God is recognised and developed.

St. Peter’s lies in the heart of a local community that is steeped in significant, global and historical importance.

Our rich local history, heritage and geographical community links permeate our entire Courage Curriculum design, ensuring that children make connections between the past, present and future.

 We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. Through the use of growth mind-set, we provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident learners with high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to the community and wider society.

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum where learning takes place in and out of the classroom, enhancing opportunities and memorable learning experiences in order to engage learning in both core and foundation subjects. Knowledge and skills acquired in maths and English are embedded throughout our wider curriculum.  Our rich, engaging and progressive curriculum encourages a shared love of learning amongst all members of the school community.

By the time our children leave us in Year 6 they will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare them for their next steps in becoming lifelong learners and citizens of our diverse world.





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St Peters C of E Primary School, Birley St, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9UR