At the core of the curriculum in the NDNSP is our Core Curriculum.
The aims and objectives and the content are laid out class by class on
this page but the Core Curriculum is much more than this. It is at the
heart of everything the NDNSP stands for.
It is fundamental to the educational principles of the school and
permeates every subject area and every social interaction. Given this
wide context, it is not surprising that delivery of the Core Curriculum
is a multi-layered process.
Topics are planned and presented as
part of a scheme of work but on top of this are issues that arise daily.
These often need to be dealt with immediately and will bring work in
the Core Curriculum are into a class in any subject. A follow-up
programme may be necessary and this may take precedence over other
This is the strength of the Core Curriculum. It is a vibrant and
living part of the school and it contains within it the flexibility to
respond to situations as they arise whilst providing for a planned and
Aims and Objectives of our Core Curriculum:
- To give children an understanding of social, ethical and moral
standards in the areas of honesty, respect, justice, integrity, trust
- To promote inclusion through the multi-denominational principles of
the school and to engender in children the knowledge and understanding
of difference through fostering mutual respect, and an awareness and
acceptance of diversity.
- To promote equality on the basis of gender, sexual orientation,
race, disability, ethnicity, religion, age and class by cultivating
the principle of inclusion through the knowledge and understanding of
the way people live in our world.
- To enhance the children’s self-awareness and self-esteem through
the child-centred development of their personal skills, their
understanding of themselves, their sexuality and the situations they
encounter through their lives. To enhance the children’s understanding
and awareness of others and develop their ability to form
relationships and manage group situations.
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