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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Rosebank, West Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 7RT

Research and Development

Paradigm is delighted to take a practitioner-led approach to research and development. 

Through action research and collaboration, we look for continual improvements to the learning experiences of the pupils in our schools. Professionals from across our partner schools work collaboratively to establish new and refined ways of delivering first class education to the pupils.

Currently, our development priorities are:

* Developing Vocabulary - enhancing the level of language children use in their oral and written work. This feeds into the general reading confidence of the pupils and improves their comprehension skills.

* Ensuring breadth and depth across all curriculum subjects. This is well timed and parallels the messages coming out from the DfE about children's fluency across all curriculum subjects and will lead us to embed an even more knowledge-rich approach to learning.

* Responding to national changes in assessment in RE  On a national level, new expectations for religious education have led all Catholic schools to review their curriculum and the assessment of learning.  At Paradigm, we have embraced the changes whoelheartedly and can confidently say that the curriculum and assessment we have in place for RE is of the highest quality and is already embedded in practice across our partner primary schools.

If you are keen to get involved in any of the above research projects, please contact