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Curriculum Intent

Saint Aidan’s is a one-form entry Catholic primary school situated in Wythenshawe. We are keen to provide a curriculum that ensures everyone in our community feels valued and accepted. We are a happy, caring school with a strong sense of community, we benefit from family support across generations. Our Catholic ethos is central to all we do and we are a truly ‘Christ-centred’ school.

Saint Aidan’s is a school where we teach our pupils to believe they can succeed linked to the choices they make and accessing the opportunities that are available to them. Our curriculum looks to raise aspirations, by providing pupils with a wide range of experiences, developing their cultural capital, as well as teaching them about human creativity and achievement.

We want our pupils to be outward-facing, helping them to recognise the potential they have to make a positive contribution within, not just our own community, but on a global scale.

The school mission statement helps frame our curriculum intent:-

Christ is at the centre of all we do
Here, we value each other as a unique child of God and citizen of the future
Respect for everyone and the world we live in is at the heart of our Catholic teaching and learning
In our Catholic primary school we nurture, educate and inspire the whole child to develop independence and confidence so as to reach their full potential
Spiritual, social, moral and cultural growth is actively encouraged through prayer, study, worship and creative liturgy, also the wider life of school
Together we create a safe, happy, healthy and welcoming environment for all who enter our school community 

We are committed to helping our pupils make links across themes and subject disciplines, by providing a cohesive, progressive learning journey. We believe the curriculum should be connected in a meaningful way, evidencing clear progress in knowledge and skill-building, and should demonstrate a consistent approach throughout school.