School Curriculum & Rationale


Here at St Stephen’s CE RSA Academy, we deliver a stimulating and vibrant curriculum with an unwavering demand for pupils to achieve consistently high standards across a wide range of subjects.

We are committed to the Christian ethos that every child is special in the eyes of God. We teach that all people should love, care for and respect one another and our planet. It is our ambition that all our pupils use our five Christian values, love, peace, hope, compassion and forgiveness daily. Our vision and values are linked to biblical passages.  In teaching we follow Worcestershire agreed Syllabus for RE and Understanding Christianity Resource. 

The use of Growth Mind-Set Principles encourage children to believe that they can achieve irrespective of any barriers to learning that may exist. The rigorous teaching of basic skills throughout the school ensures children are proficient in writing, reading and mathematics whilst maintaining a broad and balanced curriculum. 

     The school also uses KASE (Knowledge, Attributes, Skills and Experience to embed and advance children’s learning, as well as ‘Maths No Problem’ (Singapore Maths), which allows the children to achieve ‘mastery’ in core areas of the curriculum.

At St Stephen’s we want to foster a ‘love for learning’ that both challenges and excites pupils and prepares them for the future.

Please read our Curriculum Rationale:

St Stephen's CE Central Region Schools Curriculum Rationale

Please read our Teaching and Learning Policy:

CRSAAT Teaching and Learning Policy

Please read our Reading Implementation guide. 

Reading Rationale

Please read our Maths Rationale

Maths Rationale

Please find below our EYFS Curriculum

EYFS Rationale and Long Term Overview


Curriculum Overview and Progression Grid


Curriculum Overviews 

                Curriculum Frameworks

Art Computing DT
Geography History MFL
Science PE Music

Progress: Threat or Menace? (WQ 15) - NYU Jordan CenterProgression Grids 

Nur Aut 1 Nur Spr 1 Nur Sum 1 Art Computing Design Tec
Nur Aut 2 Nur Spr 2 Nur Sum 2 Geography History MFL
Rec Aut 1 Rec Spr 1 Rec Sum 1 Maths Music PE
Rec Aut 2 Rec Spr 2 Rec Sum 2 Reading Science Writing


Year 1 Aut Year 1 Spr Year 1 Sum
Year 2 Aut Year 2 Spr Year 2 Sum
Year 3 Aut Year 3 Spr Year 3 Sum
Year 4 Aut Year 4 Spr Year 4 Sum

 Enrichment opportunities: 

Enrichment opportunities bring new language, knowledge, skills, experiences and of course, enjoyment. Here at St Stephen's we make sure there are events and activities throughout the year to ensure our children get to do some great stuff!

Here are a few examples: