At St. Clare’s we follow the National Curriculum to ensure we offer our children a broad and balanced curriculum.

We have now introduced from September 2022 a new and exciting challenging curriculum called CUSP which sits alongside our new Teaching and Learning Procedures and Feedback policy.

Curriculum Intent

We are a community of hardworking families who are able to take their children to visit places around the world and appreciate what the world can offer. Therefore our curriculum’s starting point is for our children to appreciate how special Teesside is and how talented Teessiders are past and present. We are bringing a sense of belonging to each of our children that is realistic in its starting points with Acklam and Middlesbrough at the heart of their learning. 

At St Clare’s we follow the National Curriculum and offer a broad and balanced bespoke curriculum for all our learners.  A curriculum which centres around having a sense of belonging to Teesside and that equips our children with the correct knowledge and skills ready to tackle their next stages in life. We are proud of where we come from and embrace the local area in our learning to make the most of all opportunities to learn further. We believe fully that our children should have a curriculum that celebrates what is great about Teesside and the NE as well as the diversity that Teesside offers. We offer our children opportunities to learn the rich history of Teesside as well as exploring famous places and people in Teesside now and understanding the ever changing needs of the area.

Our curriculum builds on our strong relationships that currently exists with our families and our strong St Clare’s community so that families learn together and grow together. We offer many opportunities for our families to learn and play together through curriculum based homework, curriculum weeks in school where parents can get involved in their child’s learning and school celebrations.

Our curriculum also has a strong emphasis on our children growing up to be strong global citizenships, ready for the world they will work in as adults. We want our children to experience how to campaign and be proactive in making big changes locally and globally.

Our school motto is walk in the light and by walking in the light of Christ we work hard to protect and support the most vulnerable families in our school community, in Teesside and around the world.

Our Curriculum continues to be fully inclusive and accessible to all learners where our children feel happy and safe, ready to express themselves and be ready to tackle their next stages in life.

Our curriculum offer is fully inclusive and we fully comply with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and disability Regulations 2014. (please see SEND section for further details)

Please also see our Remote Learning Policy which can be found in the policies section of our website.

2022-2023 CUSP Long Term Planning-CUSP-long term and med term planning for yr1 to yr6

Please find below a link for further information.

If you would like any further information on the curriculum in each year group, please access each year group page on this website or alternatively contact your child’s class teacher via the school’s phone number on 01642 815412. We also have a curriculum development group in school that would be more than happy to talk through our curriculum further. Team leaders: Mrs Sedgwick, Mrs Robson and Mrs Harris.