Welcome to our Rothwell St. Mary’s Curriculum Page. This is a page that will inform you about our broad curriculum that is completely unique to us. We hope that you can find what you are looking for; if you can’t, contact our head@rothwellstmarys.org.uk. email address and we will direct you to the content that you need.


At Rothwell St. Mary’s:

We ‘Grow together in Christ’

‘Live and learn in God’s love’

By Developing the potential of every individual by

providing the best education through experience of our Catholic,

Christian Community within which all members can grow in faith.



Our Curriculum Rationale:


Research behind our curriculum design:
Ashbee R (2021) Curriculum: Theory, Culture and Subject Specialism.
Hyman P (2021) Let’s not return to flawed exams.
Kirschner PA & Hendrick C (2020) How learning happens: Seminal works in educational
psychology and what they mean in practice
Coe et al (2020) Great Teaching Toolkit
McKenny S & Reeves T (2018) Conducting Educational Design Research
EEF (2018) Teaching and Learning Toolkit
Sweller et al (2019) Cognitive Architecture and instructional design
Myatt M (2020) The Curriculum Gallimaufry to Coherence
Quigley A (2018) EEF Blog: what do we mean by knowledge rich anyway?
DfE (2021) Teaching a Broad and Balanced Curriculum for Educational Recovery
Early Education (2021) Birth to 5 Matters
Sherrington T (2021) What is a Knowledge Rich Curriculum?


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SEND and our Inclusive Curriculum

At Rothwell St. Mary’s we provide an inclusive curriculum for all, whereby all learners follow the National Curriculum or EYFS curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our SEND ethos places children with SEND at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils’ needs. At times, and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented with a child centred approach. This includes enrichment and experiential learning that meet the needs of all our learners. To support all children in the development of new skills and acquisition of knowledge we adapt our teaching to suit the unique learning points of our children by:

Utilising a range of teaching and learning styles

Differentiated learning materials

Access to assistive technology

Additional in class support through resources, peer support and adult support

Additional out of class support where absolutely necessary

Targeted tailored interventions

Flexible groupings

Innovative and supportive personalised curriculum

Working with families

Use of the local offer to develop specialised programmes of support where required

Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievement