Legh Vale Primary School

Legh Vale Primary School

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Learning together, Growing together

Legh Road, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside WA11 0ER



01744 678330


Please see detailed information about our RE & PSHE curriculum.  If anyone has any further questions regarding the curriculum please contact Mr A Howard (Headteacher).

RE /PshE



Religious Education


Vision and Intent

Through Religious Education, our vision is to develop children’s skills of enquiry and reflection ensuring that all our children have the opportunity to learn how to make sense of the world we live in. By studying religious and non-religious worldviews, children will better understand and respect other people’s beliefs, religions and cultural differences. We encourage all our children to ask questions about the meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. Despite there being no National Curriculum for Religious Education in KS1 and KS2, every state funded school must teach RE and provide a broad and balanced curriculum. At Legh Vale, our curriculum is designed to encourage creativity, imagination, enquiry, debate, discussion and independence.



As a community school, Religious Education is taught at Legh Vale in accordance with the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus ‘Searching for Meaning. What it means to be human.’  The syllabus allows children to build their knowledge about the wider world around them and helps to pose and answer questions about the main religions practiced around the world. The curriculum reflects the fact that religious traditions in Great Britain are mainly Christian whilst also considering other principal religions that are represented. Following the ‘Lancashire Field of Enquiry’ planning model, the syllabus aims to support pupils’ exploration of what it means to be human. It is a progressive curriculum that is clearly sequenced.



Our Religious Education curriculum is high quality, well thought out and planned to demonstrate progression. Our children have an increasing understanding and tolerance in everyday life. They learn specialist vocabulary and express themselves in a variety of ways. We measure the impact of our curriculum through pupil discussion, observing an improved attitude and understanding towards religion and beliefs, regular book monitoring and celebrating learning.



Curriculum Intent and Rationale

Legh Vale is a large primary school situated in Haydock, St Helens. With a mainly white British, working-class demographic and located in an area with challenges of deprivation and unemployment, our children often start school with low entry points and low aspirations.

Because of this, we believe our curriculum should look to raise pupils’ aspirations, by providing them with a wide range of practical learning experiences, developing their cultural capital, as well as teaching them about human creativity and achievement. We want to open the doors of opportunity to each pupil, helping them to realise their full potential. 

Our Curriculum has three broad aims; it should enable all young people to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

These aims underpin all aspects of teaching and learning and along with pupil well-being are the starting point for our bespoke curriculum. The National Curriculum is the base we have built upon creating a bespoke Legh Vale Curriculum. Trips, visitors & experiences are used to enhance the learning journey.

We are committed to helping our pupils make links across themes and subjects, by providing a cohesive learning journey. We believe the curriculum should connect in a meaningful way, evidencing clear progression through lessons that encourage pupils to recall and utilise prior learning, actively engaging with new knowledge and skill development. Applying their knowledge, skills and understanding will help them become thinkers & successful learners, confident individuals, problem solvers and responsible citizens.

  • Our curriculum is aimed at all children, regardless of social background, culture, race, gender, differences in ability and disabilities, to develop and promote continuity and coherence, allowing children to move smoothly between phases of education and providing a foundation for lifelong learning.
  • Our curriculum promotes high standards, particularly in literacy, numeracy and computing capability. The teaching of reading and developing language and vocabulary is a priority for us across the school.
  • Our curriculum widens horizons and raises aspirations about the world of work, further and higher education. We want our children engaged with, their local, national and international communities including conservation issues learning how they have an important role to play in the protection & sustainability of our environment as the basis of life and a source of wonder and inspiration to explore.
  • Our curriculum promotes happy individuals capable of spiritual, moral, social, intellectual and physical growth & development. We help children recognise that personal well-being & development are essential to future success.
  • Our Legh Vale values of Friendship, Trust, Co-operation, Respect, Tolerance, Caring & Perseverance are promoted throughout the curriculum. To ensure all our children receive the very best education possible we have created our curriculum that engages all using knowledge, skills and these values.

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