St Michael's C of E
“Within the Love of God, working together, growing together, for all to flourish”.
Welcome to St Michael’s Primary School and thank you for taking the time to explore our website, which I hope will give you a small flavour of our wonderful school.
We are a Church of England School – we put children at the centre of our school, where positive relationships based on love, care, mutual trust and respect are at the heart of everything we do. We promote Friendship, Perseverance, Justice, Compassion, Courage and Love as a common set of Christian values.
“We love because He first loved us.”- 1 John 4:19
“It’s really all about Love!”
At St Michael’s we strive to provide the best possible opportunities and outcomes for every child in our school. Our hard-working staff team are dedicated to meeting the needs of all of our children by getting to know our children and their families as individuals while forming strong and positive relationships.
We believe that our school should be a fun and exciting place to learn. We offer a rich, broad and balanced knowledge-based curriculum which starts as soon as the children begin their learning journey with us in Froglets-our Nursery. Here, the children learn through play to make relationships, manage their feelings and behaviour and cooperate with others. St Michael’s promotes a communication friendly environment where children are given opportunities to talk and listen, through small group or paired play. They learn to listen and communicate, forming the building blocks of their future learning.
We provide enriching educational experiences that go beyond the classroom, to inspire and motivate children in all aspects of their life. Visitors, exciting trips and experiences are built into our curriculum. KS2 children also have the opportunity to access outdoor adventure activities and we offer residential visits for children in Years 2 and 6.
We promote a love of reading and this lies at the heart of our curriculum. We believe that reading is key for academic success and are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers. Expanding children’s vocabulary is something we do every day through direct teaching, based on key texts and through creating a language rich culture.
We are a Gold Rights Respecting School; this means our children understand that they have rights under the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. Learning about our rights is part of our daily routine and activities. Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors help integrate and develop this through regular meetings with staff and represent the voices of their peers. There are half termly Ethos Group meetings that work to make sure that all voices are heard and valued.
Children’s wellbeing and education are central to all that we do. All our staff and Governors are totally committed to ensuring that every child has a happy and successful time in our school, to help them develop as confident, mature and articulate individuals. Our school follows the “Mind Up” approach, a curriculum based on emotional awareness that promotes resilience, mindfulness, optimism and gratitude.
Being physically and mentally healthy is part of our school ethos. We encourage children to live an active life, connect, learn and create, take notice and give to others, promoting the love of each other, life and God. Children are encouraged to eat a healthy balanced diet, with a great menu cooked on site at our school and St. Michael’s provides a breakfast and after school club, which helps parents to fit their working day around their children’s education.
St. Michael’s is part of The United Schools Federation, the USF. This is a partnership of schools that share resources, expertise and experiences and good practice, for the benefit of all our children.
I am hugely proud of our fantastic school where all children are encouraged to flourish and grow. We are a big school with a family feel and I hope to welcome you and your child here; we know they will have a happy, fun and fulfilling time with us!
Head of School
Updates from St Michael's C of E
4 March 2024
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