As a Church of England Infant School we follow the Blackburn Diocese Schemes of Work.
We worship daily, either whole school, by key stage or in class. Each Tuesda and Thursday, worship is led by St Andrew's Church team and Katy and Matt work alongside the staff to support the school family. They follow the Christan value that we are learning about that term as well as teh church year calendar and themes from The Bible.
We visit Andrew's Church for our Harvest, Christmas and Easter Services as well as going to Church to celebrate being part of St Andrew's community.
We have two very popular clubs:
JAM Club (Jesus and Me) that the chilldren can join in on a Thursday lunchtime.
JAFFA Club (Jesus A Friend For All) takes place straight after school in St Andrew's Hall. All activities are linked to Bible stories and values that we want the children to have.
We are very fortunate to have such fabulous links and dedicated Church members who give up their time to work with our children.
Religious Education Curriculum Statement
We are extremely proud to be a Church of England Infant school, with a strong distinctiveness within this area. Our mission and vision is firmly embedded and rooted in school life and permeates everything that we do.
‘Learning and Caring Together in Faith,
Is the motto of our school,
Learning what we need to know,
Caring for each other too,
Trusting God to help us grow,
At St Andrew's Infant School.'
We, as a school, all work extremely hard to ensure that we fulfil our mission statement in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. Our children are very fortunate to be educated in lovely surroundings where we can appreciate God’s wonderful creations. The children at St Andrew's are given opportunities to flourish and we encourage prayer and develop their own reflection.
Through our Christian Faith, we acknowledge our responsibility to all, to enrich lives and show love and respect within our school family. We believe in life-long learning aiming to equip our children to live life today and for tomorrow rooted in Christian love.
It is our intent for the Religious Education element of our school curriculum to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions and develop a more rigorous understanding of the numerous religious traditions, beliefs and practices that are followed in our multi-cultural society. We want them to know how religious education promotes discernment and enables pupils to combat prejudice, preparing them for adult life, employment and life-long learning.
Our aims are to build a curriculum that ensures children recognise and celebrate cultural diversity. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about and from religions and worldviews in local, national and global contexts, to challenge, explore and reflect on big questions related to faith. Religious Education at St. Andrew’s, respects and promotes each child’s innate capacity for awe, wonder, reverence and spirituality.
As a Church School, and in addition to OFSTED we are inspected under the ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). Please see our most recent report under the Our School section of the website.