Community and Well Being

Throughout our curriculum we provide plentiful experiences and opportunities for our children to develop an understanding of community and what it means to make a positive contribution to community.

Here are some examples of educating for community and well being across our curriculum:

  • Values Champions - Every day children are encouraged to recognise when others in their class community are putting our shared values into action. At the end of each week, classes nominate a values champion, a child who has shown our school values in 'All that they say and Do'.

  • Daily Collective Worship - An opportunity for all our pupils to come together, reflect on the impact of God in their lives and pray if they wish.

  • Y6 Work Force: Year 6 prepare for their futures and the wider world by applying for and undertaking jobs to help our school community run smoothly. eg: The eco crew help Mr. Baker, our site manager, deliver milk to classrooms daily.

  • School Council - Our school council is elected by the children and for the children. They

  • Rethink Food: Every week we host a Pay As You Feel (PAYF) stall with waste (but edible) foods donated from supermarkets

  • Each Year Group has developed a unit of learning related to some of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals

  • The Archbishop of York's Young Leaders Award: In this project our Y5 students learn about inspirational world leaders from past and present, they also plan and lead events which bring about positive change in the school and local community. The motto of this project is: Be the Change you want to see. Pupils have led community litter picks, organised charity events and led Church Cafes for the Elderly.

  • Schools Linking Project: Year 3 pupils are linking with a Y3 pupils from the Academy at St. James, Bradford to learn about life as a pupil in a community outside of Keighley. The project includes visits to partner schools and learning which promotes diversity.