St Gregory's RC VA Primary

0191 455 2909
Harton House Rd East
South Shields
NE34 6DZ
The principle aim of St. Gregory’s R.C. JMI School is to ensure a Catholic education for the children of the Catholic communities of the parishes of St. Gregory and the Holy Rosary, South Shields.

The school exists to provide our children with a secure, caring, learning environment, which is
founded on gospel values and the ideals of the partnership between home, school and parish.

The school curriculum, both formal and informal, is the vehicle through which the school’s aims will
be achieved, reflecting, as it must, the global vision of the school, expressed in the Mission
Statement.

The curriculum, then, includes not only the formal programme of lesson, but also the informal
programme of so-called extra-curricular activities as well as those features which produce the
school’s ‘ethos’, such as the quality of relationships, the concern for the equality of opportunity, the values exemplified in the way the school sets about its task, and the way it is organized and
managed.

The National Curriculum, with religious Education, together with the distinctive contribution of the
school’s formal and informal policies, all contribute to the whole school curriculum.

Such a curriculum must be broad, balanced and relevant to the children’s needs now and in the
future. Furthermore, the curriculum should be flexible and capable of being tailored to match the
range of individual needs and abilities present in the school at any one time. Thus from year to year
the curriculum must both progress and be continuous.