|St Michael`s C E Junior School|
|Douglas Road, ME16 8ER, UK Maidstone|
+44 (0)1622 751502
St Michael’s Church of England
Ours is a smallish school, built in Queen Victoria’s reign. It stands in a residential part of the town, near to the River Medway.
We have around 180 children, in six classes, a smallish playground, a dragon (play area), but NO school field – so all our football matches are away games!
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- Recognised as individuals of equal worth, with thoughts, views and values of their own
- Nurtured and cared for
- Offered a high quality education
- Expected to be fair, tolerant and respectful
- Encouraged to do their best
- Ensured a trouble-free transition between key stages
- Expected to conform to the school’s code of conduct
- Given responsibilities appropriate to their age (School Council/Monitors)
The Staff will:
- Recognise the value of every member of the school community
- Respect one another’s beliefs, ideals and rights
- Promote positive relationships within the school
- Be encouraged to develop their professional skills
- Endeavour to enjoy a healthy life/work balance
- Receive adequate resources to carry out their work
- Have high expectations of children
- Prepare children for life – develop self esteem, confidence and maturity
- Take into account the educational needs of each child
- Work together with parents and carers in the best interests of the child
The School will offer stakeholders:
· An open door for questions, enquiries and concerns
· An opportunity to support the School through the PTA
· Regular newsletters and invitations to School events
· A positive role in building and maintaining the reputation of the School
· Strengthen links with the Church, other schools and the wider community
The Head teacher will:
- Lead from the front
- Represent the public face of the School in the wider community
- Empower staff, pupils, parents and carers to become ‘blue sky thinkers’
- Keep up-to-date with new initiatives and government recommendations
- Support and encourage staff in continuing professional development, to ensure high standards of teaching and learning
Fairness and equality for all our pupils and staff
Accessibility for all pupils, parents and carers
Investment in our children’s futures
Truth in everything we say and believe
Honesty in everything we do
St. Michael's is a Victorian town school, built over 100 years ago and is located in an area of mainly Victorian and Edwardian houses just beyond Maidstone West railway station. The school site is larger than it first appears and our buildings provide a wide range of facilities and we are constantly working to ensure that their decoration and maintenance is to the highest standards. Many visitors comment on the warm and friendly atmosphere that greets them when they arrive. As a Church of England Controlled school, St. Michael's is proud of its close links with the local community. 'Church of England' Controlled means that the land upon which the school is built belongs to the church, while the Local Education Authority is responsible for the buildings and all day to day running, including staff and resources. Close connections to the founder church are valued and maintained and four governors are appointed by the church. These are the 'Foundation Governors', one of whom is always the Parish Priest.
Our basic aim is to promote the all round development of each child in our care:
While an individual child's abilities may vary widely, they will be encouraged to achieve their best in terms of literacy, numeracy and knowledge of the world in which they live. We want to inspire pupils to broaden their knowledge by their own efforts and to build and maintain their enthusiasm for learning.
We want our children to feel comfortable about themselves, confident in their abilities and the knowledge that they each have a worthwhile contribution to make to the community. We maintain strong links with our parish church, St. Michael and All Angels, and while our daily worship is Christian, we respect the beliefs of those of different faiths who attend our school and promote respect for each other.
We believe that for successful learning to take place, children's emotional needs must be met. Mutual care and understanding is a key factor for all at St. Michael's
Our school rules are simple and applied consistently. Care and honesty are praised, misdemeanours, bullying and deceit are not tolerated.
We are proud of the fact that St. Michael's is a happy school, where children feel secure and confident within a warm atmosphere. There are opportunities to mix and learn after school, through various clubs and social occasions.
We seek to develop a positive attitude to health and fitness in each child. We are able to carry out most P.E. activities on the premises, but use local facilities for swimming, athletics, football etc.
School uniform should be practical and neat. All of St. Michael’s uniform is available locally at a reasonable cost.
Grey jumper or
White Polo shirt
White Polo shirt.
Grey pinafore dress
Smart grey trousers
Grey or white socks
Grey or black tights in winter (not sheer)
Sensible dark shoes (not trainers)
Sensible dark shoes (not trainers)
Yellow and white summer dress
White or black shoes or sandals
White polo shirt
Grey shorts or trousers
White or black shoes or sandals
For health and safety reasons sandals must have closed toes and backs.
Platform soles and high heels are not suitable for school.
Children should bring named sun hats to school in very hot weather.
No trainers to be worn.
No jewellery, except stud earrings (one pair) and watches.
Various items bearing the St. Michael’s logo can be ordered through the School, these include sweatshirts, polo shirts, a range of bags and sun hats.
P.E and Games
All children need black shorts (not over the knee or cycle shorts), a white T-shirt and black or white plimsolls.
A tracksuit may be worn for outdoor games in winter.
All games kit should be clearly labelled and kept at school in a named drawstring bag.
Please note that in accordance with County Safety Policy, no jewellery is to be worn during
P.E. or swimming lessons. Watches and stud earrings are to be removed. Long sleeves and tights are not permitted for P.E. lessons. Long hair must be tied back.
Costumes and towels should be carefully named and carried in a waterproof bag. Trunks should not be too long or loose. Girls should wear one-piece swimming costumes.
Art and Crafts
Each child should have a named art apron to protect his/her clothes. An old shirt makes an excellent overall.
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