Our Curriculum

The aim of St Gerard’s school is to provide an environment and curriculum where children feel loved and supported as well as motivated to learn.  We use a number of different approaches to explore and deliver topic based learning that enables our children to develop all the skills they need to be confident and successful learners.  Our children are encouraged to achieve high standards in a caring, structured and disciplined atmosphere.  We are constantly reflecting upon, developing and adapting our curriculum, using the National Curriculum as a guide, to ensure that we provide the very best education for our children.

Whenever possible, work is based on first-hand, exciting and engaging experiences, using a multi-sensory approach. Our aim is to provide the children with real purpose for their learning, making cross-curricular links where appropriate.  We aim to give all children the chance to see new things, develop their thoughts, try new skills, opening their eyes to a future full of exciting possibilities.  At the same time we ensure that the children have firm foundations of basic skills that they can use and apply and nurture their individual talents. 

We actively promote independence, self-esteem and self-confidence and through our example, we show that Jesus is alive in all we do think and say.  Our children are involved in the planning stage of new topics as we value their ideas and contributions; we believe that children learn best when they are able to steer and direct their own learning.  We want our children to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning and spark a desire for life-long learning.


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Headteacher: Mrs. B. Baxter

Deputy: Mrs. D. Hudson 


St. Gerard's Catholic Primary School, Park Nook, Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 4AE

Telephone: 01709 850568

Email: office@stgerardsprimary.org

Twitter: @StGerards1928

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