The curriculum, at its greatest and most potent, educates pupils with the best that has “been thought and said in the world” (Matthew Arnold; 1869). Malala Yousafzai argues that, “The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives,” and that, “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.”
At St. Nicholas, these are the aims of our curriculum. We believe in the power of a knowledge-rich curriculum, and in the potential of our pupils. Every child deserves equity of challenge, opportunity, and access, and we are compelled to provide the very best for our pupils. The school’s curriculum is the body of knowledge pupils learn while at St. Nicholas, Hurst CE Primary School.
Education at St. Nicholas, Hurst CE Primary School will be built on a firm foundation of Christian values with an expectation of high academic standards and pastoral care for all. The right foundations will mean unlocking future potential and enabling all in our school community to flourish. We want to give all our pupils ‘a good foundation for the future’. In partnership with parents, it is our ambition that all children will be independent, resilient and have a strong sense of moral responsibility.