At New Longton All Saints’, our curriculum has been carefully and creatively designed in consultation with the pupils, the parents, the staff and the governors to ensure that what we deliver is relevant to the needs of our children and our community, capitalising on their interests whilst providing avenues for new knowledge, skills and understanding. We aim to excite, challenge and inspire our children, engaging their imagination and their intellect, fostering an enduring love for learning in a wholly inclusive and nurturing Christian Ethos.
As a school, we offer a range of thoughtful, meaningful and stimulating learning experiences which supports the spiritual, moral, social and cultural and academic development of our children and enriches them, giving the children the confidence and skills for a fulfilled and happy life, instilling in them an ethos of hard work and a drive to be the best they can be. Our Christian Values are at the heart of everything we do and we encourage our children to embody these values in all elements of school life.
We believe that all children should be valued and successful, experiencing the feelings of accomplishment in a wide range of activities and circumstances. As a result, our curriculum provides an excellent mix of academic and personal development. It affords high importance to core and foundation subjects, but also ensures the well-being of our pupils is valued, supported and planned for, within our curriculum design.
As a proud Church of England school, RE and worship is very important to us. We followed the Blackburn Agreed Syllabus and work closely with the diocese to ensure that our RE provision reflects current thinking both locally and nationally.
At our school we seek to create opportunities for children to experience and excel in a range of activities that enhance and extend the National Curriculum. Children have opportunities both inside and outside the classroom e.g. Art Weeks with parental galleries, Forest School Days, Residential trips, gifted and talented workshops, a variety of sporting events, visiting speakers and much more. We also have excellent after school clubs which vary from yoga to cookery club.
Our aim is to always ensure that our children are given the opportunity to achieve the expectations set out in the national curriculum and also ensure that tangible, real-life learning supports the acquisition of skills and knowledge, which is built upon across their time in our school.
We love to learn and always try our best; that’s the All Saints’ Way!
Our Curriculum Drivers
At New Longton All Saints’ our vision, mission and values permeate all we do. We aim to be a caring of our children, of each other and of our community. All those involved with NLAS strive to provide every child with opportunities to acquire the skills they need to flourish and thrive not just during their time here, but throughout their lives.
Our curriculum drivers are underpinned by our values and vision, encapsulated by our motto, Guided by God’s light, we aim to Experience, Enjoy and Excel.
At NLAS, we believe that our children should develop into global citizens, recognising and accepting the brilliant variety and uniqueness in God’s world. As Global Citizens, children will respect and value diversity; are open and curious; take action towards ensuring equality; want to tackle social justice; and will recognise the importance of sustainability and their role in looking after our planet. We will nurture the children’s awareness that actions have consequences, and to make choices based on this awareness, understanding that they have ownership of their actions.
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
At NLAS, we recognise that healthy lifestyles are integral to the future success of our children and that the habits they form will shape their choices throughout their lives. In our ever changing, post Covid world, children face increasing pressures and factors that impact on their mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and environmental health. We will give our children opportunities to develop their self-help skills, to self-manage, to problem solve and to engage in activities with increasing independence. We want children to make positive choices, taking opportunities to talk to experts, develop the ability to support themselves and others and have strategies will allow them to flourish.
Adventure & Exploration
Through our curriculum offer, children will develop the life skills necessary to work with growing independence and perseverance to become resourceful problem-solvers who are able to nurture aspirations for the future. At NLAS, we aim to promote our pupils’ independence and develop a commitment to learning and self-improvement, both inside and outside of the school environment through a range of wider experiences, trips and visits from experts. Our children will make use of the forest school areas and outdoor learning opportunities to pique their interests and inspire them to leave their comfort zones.
At NLAS, we believe that aspiration is the hope, desire or ambition to strive and achieve something, being the best they can possibly be. Our All Saints’ Way supports children in developing a positive mindset towards learning, allowing them to see mistakes as a step towards future successes and to be proud of their efforts. As a school, we encourage children to strive for excellence, recognising that hard work and effort underpins future success in all areas. Our children will have opportunities to organise themselves, show personal responsibility, initiative, creativity and enterprise. We will make use of our community links, providing opportunities for our children to see the range of careers and choices available to them as adults.