On this page you can find lots of useful information about our curriculum:
St Malachy’s is a Catholic School where we will all do our best to do the work of Jesus.
Our curriculum is underpinned by a Catholic education based upon the life and teaching of Jesus, in which Gospel values permeate all aspects of school life. We want our pupils to leave St Malachy’s as educated and caring young people who have the knowledge, skills and desire to make the world a better place. Children are at the heart of our curriculum and we work tirelessly to ensure every child reaches their full potential by removing any barriers and ensuring no learning opportunity is lost.
We will study, pray, play and celebrate together
The curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced allowing all pupils to further deepen their knowledge, skills and understanding in all aspects of learning. Co-operative learning is a key feature within teaching and we believe that working together helps children to deepen their understanding and also promotes tolerance and mutual respect, equipping our pupils with the necessary skills to live in modern Britain.
We will care for each other and look after each other, just like a big family.
It is our intention that pupils leave St. Malachy’s with a sense of belonging to a community. Pupils are taught to treat themselves and others with respect and dignity and to support each other in their learning.
It is important to remember that we are all good and clever in different ways
We believe our children possess unique talents, skills and qualities. Therefore, we enhance our curriculum by providing our pupils with a wide range of new and exciting learning opportunities that they may not have the chance to access outside of school. These include learning to play a musical instrument, participating in school performances, sports tournaments, working with an artist, learning to debate and a wealth of extra-curricular clubs as well as attending educational trips and inviting visitors into school.
We will learn important lessons that will help us when we are grown up
We recognise that the key skills of reading, writing, oracy and numeracy are crucial in preparing our pupils for their future, and given our diverse school context we focus on providing a language rich curriculum. Reading is at the heart of our curriculum and all children are taught to read confidently, fluently and with a good understanding. Pupils are encouraged to develop a habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information through daily practice.
Being situated in central Manchester offers the opportunity to visit world class cultural and sporting venues on our doorstep. We are eager to forge links with these organisations and recognise that this broadens children’s experiences and raises aspirations.
In our school it will be fun and we will strive to make it a safe place.
We believe all children thrive by learning in a safe and supportive environment – we encourage our children to reflect honestly on their performance, question their next steps and be prepared to take risks in and responsibility for their own learning.