|St Edward's Catolic Primary School|
|Fir Grove, SK11 7SF, UK Macclesfield|
Tel. 01625 427371
Welcome to our school
St. Edward's School is a Catholic Primary school serving the Parish of St. Edward the Confessor which is on the south side of Macclesfield and is on the fringe of the Peak District.
We are a voluntary aided school which means that although mainly funded by Cheshire County Council, the Diocese of Shrewsbury, to which we belong, contributes fifteen per cent to the building costs of the school.
Our school is a happy, warm and welcoming community with a team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff.
Our academic life is complemented by a diverse range of activities stretching across all areas of school. These include breakfast club, after school art and sporting activities, as well as theatre, educational and residential visits. Our school choir has enjoyed particular success, performing in the Cheshire Show, Macclesfield Music Festival and a wide range of parish and community functions.
You are warmly invited to come and look around the school. Please telephone the office on 01625 427371 to arrange a mutually convenient appointment to meet the Head and see our school in action.
Mission Statement of the school
As a Catholic school, we strive to present a set of values which are actually lived.
Our aims must be based on gospel values with Christ as the centre of our lives- to learn to know Him, not just to learn about Him.
To achieve this, the school should provide a caring family environment where the spiritual life of each individual is nourished through their experience of prayer and worship.
We acknowledge the vital link between home, school, parish and the local community in the development of respect, values and positive relationships.
We also acknowledge the entitlement of the child to a whole curriculum in order that he/she is given the opportunity to develop his/her full potential.
In our school, we strive to provide, by example, a loving and respectful atmosphere where each member of our school community is valued and treated with dignity
- We aim to help our children to learn with confidence and to become independent caring members of the community.
- We offer each child the opportunity to develop in a safe, loving and ordered environment.
- We have a team of teachers and support staff who are committed to providing high quality education.
- The teachings of the Church are developed through the Religious education programme and the daily life of the school.
- We share the Gospel of Jesus through celebration of the Liturgy and we encourage children to help, to care for and to forgive each other.
- We endeavour to relate the teachings of Christ to the everyday experiences of the children relevant to their stage of development.
- The curriculum is broad, balanced and relevant.
- Teachers plan the programmes of study in line with the National Curriculum requirement.
- All children have equal access to all areas of the curriculum. Appropriate work is planned for children with Special Educational Needs.
- Our curriculum reflects a sympathetic understanding of different cultures and races.
- Through our Curriculum we seek to cultivate in our pupils a profound sense of social responsibility
- We aim to develop an attitude which is opposed to discrimination against any individual or group on grounds of socio-economic background, creed, ethnic origin or gender.
- Children work as a class, in groups and independently and every effort is made to encourage respect and concern for others as well as themselves.
- The Headteacher will keep parents informed of changes to the curriculum.
- Records are kept to inform both teachers and parents of children's progress.
- In the Autumn term parents are invited to an informal open evening and in the spring term appointments are made for parents to consult with teachers about their child’s progress. Other evenings may be arranged to inform parents of developments or changes to the curriculum.
- Parents are seen as partners in the process of the education of their children, they are welcome in school as classroom helpers and are invaluable on school trips.
- Parents receive an annual written report but are welcome to make an appointment with the class teacher or the Headteacher if they are concerned about their child's progress.
- We provide opportunities for the children to learn from first hand experiences by making use of the community and visiting places of interest relevant to their studies – as well as welcoming visits from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
- Governors are kept fully informed and monitor the curriculum through the Curriculum Sub-Committee.
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