Curriculum
Life to the Full

Intent

The Intent of the ‘Life to the Full’ Curriculum at St Luke’s C of E School is to help each student to experience life in all its fullness. This includes their social, emotional, physical, spiritual, relational and academic development. All students will grow in their understanding of what our five school values look like in practice and develop those five aspects of their character.   

Showing respect

Our aim is for all students to:

  • Understand and practice the importance of being kind and polite to others.
  • Develop a sense of perspective.
  • Respect their own body.
  • Put across their viewpoint in a respectful way and develop language that enables them to debate and discuss in a meaningful way.

Being inclusive

Our aim is for all students to:

  • Have the opportunity to explore a range of faiths, beliefs and opinions, thus developing their understanding of others’ beliefs and ability to empathise with others.
  • Accept and befriend people who are from a different background or of a different race to themselves.

Taking responsibility

Our aim is for all students to:

  • Make positive informed choices around their health, well-being and diet thus taking responsibility for their own physical and mental health.
  • Understand how British Values impact on their lives and engage in democratic processes.
  • Consider important ethical, moral and spiritual questions and develop their own world view.
  • Understand how to stay safe and minimise risk.
  • Be good stewards of the environment. 

Achieving your best

Our aim is for all students to:

  • Develop habits that contribute to a healthy lifestyle, enabling them to achieve their best.
  • Develop their ability to debate and discuss difficult topics in a respectful way.
  • Develop strong literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Develop communication and presentational skills.
  • Gain important ‘life skills’ such as managing money.

Giving hope

Our aim is for all students to:

  • Contribute to the school community in a positive way, including acts of kindness and helping others.
  • Demonstrate their commitment to social change within the local community and wider world.
  • Experience involvement in a project, programme or initiative that gives hope.
  • Be courageous advocates for others and important causes.
Implementation

The intent of our curriculum is implemented through: 

  • Studying a variety of topics related to social, physical, spiritual, relational and academic development.
  • Undertaking tasks that involve considering and forming a viewpoint on important issues and developing a worldview.
  • Having the opportunity to work with and hear from external agencies who can bring the topics to life.
  • Having the opportunity to attend extra-curricular activities and represent the school the school in a variety of ways including as a volunteer and leader.
  • A variety of assessments that test character, knowledge and skills.
Impact

The Impact of our curriculum will be:

  • Students will have a deeper and broader respect for themselves and others.
  • A sense of responsibility for those causes that they believe are unjust and an inclusiveness of all.
  • A greater understanding of various world views

This will be shown by:

  • Student voice
  • Work scrutiny
  • Debates
  • LTTF ambassadors work: audit of school inclusivity and diversity, change campaigns, resources, social media content and engagement to the wider community on certain topics.
The big questions

The big questions posed by our curriculum are:

  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here?
  • What’s after school?
  • What is moral?
  • What is unjust?
  • How do we support our mental health?
  • How do we cope with loss?
  • What is a healthy relationship?
5 Year Plan

St Luke’s is a wonderful place.
A school full of staff who are dedicated to improving the life chances of every student that attends the school.

Kealey Sherwood, Headteacher