What do we want our children to learn and how?

At Keighley St. Andrew's we aim to provide our children with an exciting and engaging curriculum which is broad, well balanced and above all stimulates the children to learn. Through a positive and caring environment, we provide the opportunity for every child to reach their full potential. We embrace Christian values and ensure all children are ready for their next steps. We believe that it is important that our pupils have an enriched learning experience. Therefore, we place great emphasis on providing opportunities for our pupils that they might not otherwise have, taking into account the local context.

We also understand the need to include constant review, reflection and renewal to ensure that we can achieve an ambitious and unique curriculum for our pupils.

Through this provision of rich and varied activities, we aim to:

  • Have high expectations for the progress and attainment of all pupils.

  • High standards of engagement alongside a focus on curriculum content.

  • Promote spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical developments of pupils

  • Make provision for personal, social, health and economic education

  • Promote fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs.

  • Offer a range of cultural experiences for pupils and to develop an awareness of life beyond the local community.

  • Use every relevant subject to develop pupils' numeracy and mathematical reasoning.

  • Develop pupils’ spoken language, reading, writing and vocabulary within all subjects.

  • Prepare pupils for their next stage in their learning.

  • Consider what we want children to learn and experience during their time in school.

Delivering a relevant and engaging curriculum for our pupils

Each pupil will be taught Foundation subjects through an overarching key question. These are used to engage the pupils and meet the learning expectations for each year group as outlined by the National Curriculum.

Please see our individual subject pages and progression maps for more information.