At St Andrew's we are passionate about providing our children with a rich and stimulating curriculum which will enable our children to become confident, independent, resilient learners for life. We are constantly adapting and developing our curriculum in order to foster independent learning in every year group starting with our very youngest learners.
National curriculum subjects are taught thoroughly and systematically with an equal emphasis on both subject knowledge and transferable learning skills. We encourage our children to work collaboratively, ask questions and think deeply about dilemmas and issues arising from their learning.
Strong links are made with home and school through regular homework, a home learning site - SAM learning, and theme based inquiries led by the children themselves through our online learning platform.
Trips are a regular and valued part of the St Andrew's learning experience. This year we have enjoyed visits to: the beach, a sculpture park, the Science Museum, the Stockport Air Raid Shelters, the Imperial War Museum, the local Jewish Museum, the Chill factor climbing wall, Rock and River, and many other fascinating and adventurous places. Our highlight is always getting the whole school to the Pantomime at Christmas where we love to swing and sing together!
At St Andrew’s we believe that all children should have an equal opportunity to have access to a broad and balanced curriculum and to be included in all activities at our school.We try to ensure that we are offering a supportive and engaging place for all pupils, teachers and parents/carers.
St Andrew’s have achieved the recognised standard of becoming a ‘Dyslexia friendly School’, and teaching staff implement the strategies required throughout their everyday practice. When a pupil becomes 8yrs they will complete a screener test on a laptop. This helps us to identify if there are any signs of dyslexia present with each child, which then enables us to meet their needs further in the classroom environment.
Find our subject objectives for each subject in the links section. These detail the schools’ aims for pupils in each year group or key stage.