Through enthusiastic, inspiring teaching and excellent resources we strive to develop in each pupil an enquiring mind, an ability to give full attention and a love of learning. Connections and relationships are central to the John Scottus education. Through excellent teachers and appropriate class sizes we ensure that each child has a personal connection with their teacher
We strive to maintain a broad and balanced curriculum to ensure that pupils are well prepared not only for Secondary school but for future life.
The National Curriculum is our starting point, but in each subject, work is presented creatively to challenge, stimulate and spark curiosity. We have high expectations of our pupils and observe progress carefully. We ensure that the standard and pace of the work suits the individual so that all have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
Early years (3 – 6 years)
Our guiding sound with our early years’ education is love and play. The young child requires a loving environment free from any pressure at all. It is in this context that we provide a structured and safe learning space where children will play and learn, explore and create, take part and persevere, solve problems and make friends. A stimulating environment, including our beautiful forest garden, supports the teachers’ planned activities and the children’s own initiatives for learning.
We start with the Aistear and Síolta framework and this is developed and expanded as the child develops to incorporate literacy, numeracy and drama.
Our extended curriculum includes