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Curriculum Overview

Our Intent

At Ainsdale St John’s, we believe that every child should be given the opportunity to thrive in a safe and exciting environment where they can grow, develop and achieve in all that they do as they embark on their journey to become life-long learners.


We offer a quality of education that aims to open doors to success and excellence in the 21st Century. Our aim is to provide clear goals that children can enthusiastically work towards through the implementation of inspirational and memorable activities across the whole curriculum.


We believe that Jesus is a guiding example in the heart of our Christian family and wider school community. It is our responsibility to ensure that all our children become active and responsible learners who have a greater understanding of the world around them and see themselves as global citizens of the future. 


Our Aims

  • To offer a dynamic curriculum that develops a child’s spiritual, moral, social and academic character and reflects our Christian ethos and values.
  • To deliver high-quality teaching in all areas of the curriculum.
  • To be a warm, welcoming and happy place that promotes good partnerships between home and school.
  • To promote an inclusive setting that identifies and addresses the individual needs of all learners, regardless of race, culture, gender or disability by working towards removing any barriers to learning.
  • To encourage successful learners to reach their full potential.
  • To provide a safe and stimulating learning environment where children can flourish.
  • To develop confident children with enquiring minds and a thirst for learning.
  • To foster resilience in a climate of risk-taking and challenges.
  • To ensure every child is given the opportunity to experience the wider community.
  • To inspire children to make positive contributions to the global community.
  • To share fellowship and partnership with the family of St John’s CE Church.


At Ainsdale St John’s, our aim is for the children to have the ability to:

  • Think critically
  • Communicate clearly
  • Collaborate effectively
  • Work creatively


In order to achieve this goal, we are developing a whole school approach whereby all stakeholders are fully committed to these aims and how they can best be achieved.

We are training staff and introducing methods into the curriculum for teaching the skills of thinking and associated cognitive and meta-cognitive strategies. The widest possible application of these skills and strategies will underpin all other aspects of the curriculum and will guide behaviour policies and expectations about human interactions at every level.

Thinking School