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Dear Parents, 

I am so proud of Year 1 this week who have all been completing their national phonics tests. They have been so brilliant at showing all of their phonics knowledge – well done to everyone!

I would like to thank all of the Early Years staff for their brilliant organisation of our new parents meeting on Wednesday evening last week. Parents of children starting in our Nursery and Reception classes in September came for a welcome meeting, a grand tour and a get-to-know-you session. The whole evening was lovely and my thanks go to the House Captains for attending the meeting – it really did enhance the evening having our Year 6 children present. We also welcomed our new Deputy Headteacher for September (Miss Brassington) to the meeting and I know how excited she is about starting her new job here.

Next week, our Year 6 children are spending the week at Standon Bowers Outdoor Education Centre. I am sure they will have a fantastic time and no doubt will come home very happy, tired and mucky. Let’s hope the sun shines for them and the staff get some sleep!!

Finally, I would like to wish all of our Muslim families a very happy ‘Eid’ this weekend.

Miss Clarke

15th June 2018

   We are very proud, following a very successful year. In March 2018 we achieved a very GOOD Ofsted report 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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