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Dear Parents,

A huge welcome back to everyone and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break – Happy 2018! I would like to inform you that in the absence of our Deputy Headteacher, we have appointed Miss Hollins and Mr Dobberson as Assistant Headteachers for the rest of this academic year; whilst Miss Steele continues to lead our work with SEND pupils. Our PFA worked incredibly hard in the run up to Christmas and as a result of their fundraising, they have purchased a Canon camera for each of the classes in school, for which we are very grateful. We will soon be holding our Spring term ‘Book Week’ where we all  will be dressing up as our favourite book characters on Monday 22nd January 2018. This is a very important term for learning in the academic calendar – particularly for Year 2 and Year 6 pupils who will be sitting the national SATs tests in May.  In order to help parents understand the format of the tests and ideas about how they can help their child at home, we are holding SATs workshop/meetings for Year 2 and Year 6 parents this term – dates are on the reverse of this newsletter.  We do recommend that parents attend theses meetings.  Children in Years 2-5 will also be sitting tests in May 2018 and we ask that children are all in attendance on the dates shown overleaf.  Some parents have enquired about term dates for 2018-2019 - these are available on the Staffordshire County Council website.  I must remind parents that school will be adding five INSET days to this calendar later on this term.

Miss Clarke

12th January 2018

 We are very proud, following a very successful year. In March 2014 we achieved a very GOOD Ofsted and in July 2014 we were graded OUTSTANDING in our church (SIAMS) inspection.

Meet Our Staff

Vision, Values and Aims

Vision

Our school is a place where children are happy and healthy, and live by strong Christian values.
They have a sense of right and wrong and show respect for themselves and others.

This is a place where individuality and difference is celebrated.

Work ethic is strong and everyone is self motivated to do their best. All are inspired to learn new skills which will enhance their life now and in the future.
Children are curious and reflective learners and have the skills and attributes necessary to enable them to participate fully and positively in the 21st Century.

Values

As a result of the work of the whole school community, our school now has 7 values which we believe
will help us define who we are as members of a Christian school.
Our chosen values are:-

Honesty
Respect
Kindness
Belonging
Empathy
Commitment
Independence

We hope that you will support us in working towards these values at school and also embrace
these values at home and make them a core part of your family life.


Aims

Our aim is to make St. Chad’s a fun and exciting school

What this means:

Our lessons will be interesting and enjoyable
We are a creative school
We support our learning through other activities which include after school clubs, visits and visitors.

Our aim is to make St. Chad’s a caring school where we feel safe

What this means:

We help and care for each other as part of God’s family
We will not accept bullying and everyone should feel valued.
We will listen to each other and everyone will have someone they can talk to
We will be helped to make right choices in life and stay safe.

Our aim is to do well at everything we do and make a success of our lives

What this means:

We will always be challenged to do our best
We will help everybody to succeed
We will make a difference to our world

Our aim is to be a healthy and active school

What this means:

We will have lots of opportunities to take part in sport
We will know how to be a good fair sportsman or woman.
We will know and learn how to stay healthy

Our aim as a Church school is to learn more about faith

What this means:

We will learn that faith is important for many people
We will be helped to grow in our faith
We will treat all people as special in God’s eyes

Our aim is to have good relationships with our community

What this means:

We will work in partnership with parents
We will support and involve our community and the wider world

Pupil Voice is extremely important to us here at St. Chad's Primary. We are comitted to ensuring our children have a voice in the running and improvement planning of the school.  Each year we select our Head Girl and Head Boy and House Captains following a problem solving and challenge day.  Our Play Leaders are selected by application and trained in helping children at play times.  Our School Council is vital in providing a vehicle for pupil voice.  Finally,  our Eco Team are superb at ensuring we are eco friendly, meeting regularly during the school day.

Church

As a Church of England School we have close links with St Chad's Church in Redstreet and Holy Trinity Church in Chesterton. There is a strong emphasis on the Christian faith and living with Christian principles. A daily act of worship takes place for the children in school which is of a Christian nature.

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