Every year group learns through a series of topics, designed to build on subject knowledge and skills year on year. Most subjects are taught through these topics, with age-appropriate schemes of work for PSHE and PE. Maths and phonics are taught discreetly from the topic learning, using objectives from the National Curriculum and the Letters and Sounds guidance respectively.
Edmund Rice Building
St Boniface College
21 Boniface Lane
Our Multi Academy Trust
Plymouth Catholic and Anglican Schools Trust (CAST) consists of 36 primary and secondary schools serving the Catholic Diocese of Plymouth. St John's joined the MAT in April 2014 and works closely with the other three Catholic primary schools in Cornwall.
The church insists on the highest standards of academic achievement in its schools, so that our young people leave us as 'agents of change' - educated and caring people who have the qualifications, knowledge and skills they need to flourish as human beings and make the world a better place.
Inspired by our teacher, Jesus Christ, and his good news to the poor, we have a commitment especially to those who are disadvantaged. We are determined that a child's start in life need not determine their future. We are committed to the wellbeing of the earth, our common home, inspired by the example of Pope Francis: to live wisely, think deeply and love generously.
We will develop a culture of high expectation and aspiration, based on our fundamental belief in the dignity of all human beings. We want all our pupils to flourish in a safe, happy and enriching environment, taught and supported by adults who are skilled, motivated and committed to the trust's shared vision and values.
We will work together as one trust, one family of schools, a community inspired by a vision for excellence. We commit ourselves to deepen our mission and raise standards in order to provide an excellent Catholic education for every child in our care.
When this vision becomes a reality, our pupils will leave us with:
A sense of their dignity and worth as a person loved by God
A sense that creation is God-given and good, and we have a duty of care towards our common home
The best academic qualifications they were capable of achieving to allow them to flourish in adult life
A sense of service to the world, especially to the disadvantaged
A sense that they are gifted and called to a vocation of service in life
Happy memories of their time in school, especially of how adults made them feel - a sense of belonging
Our mission is to be a community of outstanding schools in which our pupils flourish in safe, happy and stimulating environments and leave us with the knowledge and skills, personal qualities and aspirations, to make the world a better place, inspired by the Gospel.