HEADMASTER’S WELCOME 2016/17
I am delighted to welcome you to Northern Saints Church of England (Voluntary Aided) Primary School our non-selective church school is in the 100 top performing schools for progress being made from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. We are the Primary School Joint Winner of the 2016 National Pupil Premium Awards.
Schools are all about putting children first and at Northern Saints we aim to provide the very best opportunities to ensure that our pupils love learning and are successful in all that they do.
Our school offers a safe, caring and stimulating environment. We have high expectations for staff and pupils alike and through quality teaching, individually tailored support and encouragement, we aim to ensure that all pupils make rapid progress and attain higher than average results.
We achieve this within the context of Christian belief and practice and ensure that we preserve and develop the Christian character of the school in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Diocese and our Parish churches. We are rooted in our community providing education for pupils of the Christian Faith, all faiths or none. We do not select children on faith or academic achievement. We use the Local Authority admissions policy ensuring those living closest get into our school.
OUR ETHOS AND VALUES
We say that we are “Building on firm foundations”. The six foundations describe the ethos of our school and are the bedrock to ensure that we stay focused on what matters. This Christian ethos is based upon Christian Values taught by Jesus and described in the bible. Underpinning all of our work these values are:
Faith, Hope, Love, Courage, Trust, Forgiveness, Peace, Truth, Compassion, Respect, Service, Responsibility, Kindness, Honesty and Integrity.
OUR CURRICULUM AND PUPIL PROGRESS
The best way to find out about our learning is to view our TWITTER account. Follow us @nsprimary At Northern Saints we want our lessons to come alive and so we have a particular emphasis on learning from first-hand experience, learning outdoors and developing personal confidence through an extended and enhanced curriculum. Our curriculum page gives you information on the National Curriculum, what you should expect your child to achieve each year and our phonics / reading teaching programme.
By the time they leave us, all children have made at least expected progress and the majority make much more progress. In 2015 children leaving Year 6 had made progress in the top 1% of all schools nationally. This is true for pupils with Special Educational Needs, Disabilities or who are subject to a Statement or Education, Health and Care Plan. Our SEN and disability information report 2016-17 and our SEN and Disability Policy 2016-17 give clear indications of what we offer and how we fulfil statutory requirements. Our Accessibility Plan 2016-17 demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that disabled staff, visitors and pupils are increasingly supported.
OUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
We are always seeking to improve our work and the executive summary of our School Improvement Plan gives brief information about what we will focus on over the next five years. This year we will focus on developing consistency in assessment, ensuring outstanding teaching in Early Years and Key Stage 1 and giving children more first-hand experiences so that they become resilient learners. The school is oversubscribed and we will expand to 3 form entry by 2017/18 so we are also updating Year 3 and Year 4 classrooms this year as well as building a new admin block.
Our main office contacts for members of the public are:
Linzi Tomlin: Office Manager
Lynn Nichols: Administrator
Dionne Hall : PA to the Head Teacher
Please call or write to the school using the contact details at the bottom of the page, email email@example.com or you can contact my PA directly firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require a paper copy of any of the information on the website please contact us for your free of charge copy.
If you are an OFSTED INSPECTOR or a person wanting to check whether or not the school’s website complies with statutory legislation, please click here for our page showing links to the relevant part of the website.
I look forward to welcoming you to the school at some point in the future.
STEVE WILLIAMSON B.Ed (Hons). MA. MF. FCT.
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