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Highfield St. Matthew's
Church of England Primary School

The SHINE Curriculum

Our SHINE curriculum has been designed through the National Curriculum and by collaboration between all stakeholders at Highfield St. Matthew’s CE Primary, to provide a unique and exciting curriculum that is created to suit our children’s needs and allow them to excel in all they do.  


Our Christian Values and God are at the centre of our school and curriculum. Our curriculum is underpinned by our Christian Values which are embedded in the life and work of the school.  We focus on one value each half term.



Our curriculum philosophy is rooted in ​the Bible verse from the book of Matthew –​

‘Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven’ (Matthew 5:13).  ​

We strive to provide a curriculum to allow all our children to SHINE brightly before all others and God both now and into their journey to future learning and adulthood.​



Our SHINE Curriculum Key Principles:


Stimulating enquiring minds by providing rich and relevant experiences, purposeful and connected learning, and creative thinking


High expectations and excellence delivered rigorously through well sequenced subjects, progression in generative knowledge, rich vocabulary, concepts and skills so children know more and remember more


Inclusivity and flexibility which allows us to cater for individual needs, abilities and interests


Nurturing strong, lifelong learning behaviours – resilience, risk taking, independence, perseverance, and pride in success


Encompassing the Whole Child – developing their faith, values, spirituality, health and well-being, and understanding of the world we live in, their future role in our culturally diverse community and country where equality and tolerance is promoted


If you require any further information about the SHINE curriculum, please contact the school office and we will be happy to assist you.

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Billinge Road,
Wigan, Liverpool, WN3 6BL

Telephone: 01942 747818