Our Curriculum

 Our Curriculum 

 At Whitwick St John the Baptist, we teach the National Curriculum. This covers the following subjects: English, Maths, Science, Computing, Religious Education,  History, Geography,  Music, Physical Education, Art, Design & Technology, PSHE & Foreign Languages.

We believe that allowing pupils to contribute to their learning encourages them to be active learners.

Our pupils have been involved in choosing the themes and topics that are taught.

We are constantly reviewing our provision to keep interest levels high. We like to involve parents and regularly invite them in to share in their children’s learning. 

We enjoy whole school theme weeks such as: Enterprise Week, Book Week, Aspirations  Week, Science Week, Art Week, Shakespeare Week and WW1 Week.

Alongside our Curriculum Leader, our subject leaders ensure that the curriculum is broad and balanced and covers all aspects necessary. We aim to broaden the children's understanding and use of language & vocabulary.

Regular monitoring and evaluation of work ensures standards and expectations are high.

In addition to this, we also offer outdoor learning in our wooded area; have a computerised library system and a designated Librarian;  and Music lessons from private teachers (at a cost). 

Curriculum Leader

Mr McMillan

Mr McMillan, alongside the subject leaders, ensures that all the aspects of the National Curriculum content are identified and taught.

Mr McMillan oversees the monitoring from subject leaders which includes reviewing the knowledge progression maps and medium term plans for all subjects to ensure that pupils’ learning becomes increasingly more challenging as they move through the year groups, and to maintain an overview of standards within the different subjects.  

Mr McMillan produces an annual action plan for the overall curriculum; signposts staff towards training and resources; and engages in developmental work and research projects with external colleagues.