|St Teresa`s Catholic Primary School|
|Ashingdon Road, SS4 1RF, UK Rochford|
+44 (0)1702 547918
|The Staff, Governors and Pupils of St. Teresa's thank you for visiting our website|
|Welcome to the home page of St. Teresa's Catholic Primary School's website. Whether you are a member of our school community already, a prospective parent or just an interested visitor, we hope you find what you need here on our site. If you don't, please let us know and we will endeavour to update the site accordingly!
My name is Nikki Stevens and I have the privilege of being the Headteacher of this wonderful school. My primary aim is to provide a very special environment where pupils and staff can grow and learn together in harmony, living out the Christian values we hold dear. Do take the time to explore our site and get to know us a little better.
Veronica Mahon is our Deputy Headteacher. She has worked at St. Teresa's since 1995 and her two children are past pupils of the school.
Veronica currently teaches our Year 6 pupils. As well as her leadership responsibilities, Veronica coordinates a pioneering project on behalf of Essex Learning Services to develop the role of Learning Support Staff in the Rochford area.
The school continues to go from strength to strength and building on our success in 2003 in gaining The National Healthy Schools Advanced Award, this year we have audited parents, staff and pupils once again to find out what their priorities are for the next stage of our work. Unsurprisingly, large numbers of parents are concerned about healthy lunches and so, we will continue to develop this aspect of our provision. We have already nominated a Responsible Governor who will work with the Catering Team and Procurement Services to achieve the targets set out in our action plan. The second aspect emerging from the audit, was more PE. We have now joined a School Sports Partnership and have nominated a member of staff to lead this area of work.
Our grateful thanks to all those who took the time to submit their responses.
You can view the logos for these awards by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.
Please read the school profile attached for more information.
|As part of our work with Edison Schools UK we have now introduced a Learning Skills Curriculum. We cannot know precisely what our pupils will need to know in the future, but what we can anticipate are the skills they will need in order to contribute to tomorrow's society. For this reason, our curriculum is much more SKILLS based and pupils will know which skills their lessons are developing as well as the knowledge they are gaining.|
Staff continue to participate in training opportunities in order to be able to successfully deliver the new content and adopt new teaching approaches. The children enjoy the new curriculum and we believe that over time, our pupils will achieve even higher levels of attainment as a result. The curriculum is made up of a number of Discrete Units (which are delivered to children in order to teach specific skills of learning eg. working with others, researching, evaluating own performance) and Integrated Units which are cross-curricular in content.
This is a major shift for our school and an exciting time in our improvement journey.
|Click on either of the links below to view the slides from our recent parent workshop (addition and subtraction). NB File is a Powerpoint presentation.|
|Staff have undertaken a significant activity matching the school's Core Values to the "Here I Am" programme. This work will ensure that we plan intentionally for the teaching of our Core Values.|
|Laborare est Orare (Work is Prayer) |
For our school community, making the journey through life is about building relationships: with God and with one another. In order to sustain us on this journey and indeed to respond to the needs of the members of our community and the wider world, we place great importance on sharing assemblies, liturgies and services together. Whilst our faith underpins all that happens within the school, there are regular, planned opportunities for us to come together to worship. From time to time, additional services are needed in response to local, national or international events.
On October 1st we celebrated the Feast of St. Teresa, our Patron Saint. Staff, pupils and parents attended Holy Mass in St. Teresa's Church.
Staff and Governors from all the Deanery Schools gathered together for a celebration of Holy Mass held at St. Bernard's High School. The theme of the mass was "diversity" and at the offertory, we presented a basket of teaching resources highlighting the richness derived from celebrating difference.
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