As a Catholic School, we believe the four Cardinal Virtues play a pivotal role in shaping our curriculum.
“Prudence is right reason in action.” St Thomas Aquinas
Our curriculum aims to give children the knowledge and skills required to navigate the world in which they live in a way consistent with the values of the Gospel.
The catechism of the Catholic church says: “Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good”
At St Hugh’s we encourage fortitude rather than simply resilience, because it adds the importance of persevering because something is the ‘right thing to do’. Our curriculum is aimed to provide children with a broad base of knowledge and skills to support them with these decisions in a challenging and ever-changing world.
The catechism of the Catholic church says: “Justice towards men, disposes one to respect the rights of each and to establish in human relationships, the harmony that promotes equity, with regards to persons and the common good.”
Our curriculum aims to furnish learners with the knowledge of the world that will enable make the most informed choices when thinking about what is ‘just’. Justice is present in every lesson, where children are encouraged to take risks in a supportive and collaborative environment, and respected for their contributions.
At St Hugh our curriculum is greater than just traditional subjects. Through our curriculum and its delivery we aim to teach emotional understanding and empathy, collaborative and independent learning; and the respectful development of relationships. Children are taught to understand and manage their emotions through ‘Zones of Regulation’ and staff are trained in emotion coaching.