We expect all children, parents and staff to work together so the
needs of all children can be met in a calm and friendly atmosphere.
All children are different but each child should be achieving their own
potential in every area.
We consider educa
tion to be both the learning of academic skills and
the development of a pupil as an individual.
St. Paul’s School in the Community
We like to think we have an identity within the community. We welcome people to our activities, particularly at Christmas, and also to fundraising and social events. We hope we play our part in raising funds for others as well as for ourselves.
We have established a Parent/Teacher/Church group, which is open to all parents of the children in school and members of St Pauls Church.
Informal meetings are usually held in the evening. Please come along to support our social and fund raising activities.
What Parents can do…
We have a Home/School Contract that parents and school sign as your child starts school. We hope that you will support what we are trying to do for your child in our school. You can help in this by attending Parents Evenings and workshops. You can help by making sure your child is ready for school each day, by ensuring they go to bed at a reasonable time and by getting to school on time.
We are trying our best for you and your child and we never deliberately try to annoy you! However, there will be times when you may not be happy with what has gone on in school. Please come into school and have a quiet word with your childs teacher. If you are still not satisfied, make an appointment to see the headteacher. It is important that your child sees school and home working together.
There is an expectation that parents will spend time working with their child at home. The homework policy is up to 20 minutes for infants and 30 minutes for juniors. This includes reading, learning spellings and tables. If you have difficulty working with your child at home and need advice on the best way of doing this, please come in and talk to the staff.
Extra Curricular Activities
These vary throughout the year but have included: - IT, netball, football, book making, and a Science Club.
There is also tuition available from the Tameside instrumental service where pupils can learn to play a variety of instruments. For families on income support this tuition is free.
We also arrange with the LEA coaches for a variety of sports within school time but who also provide additional coaching after school for a small charge.
The Aims of St Paul’s
We expect all children, parents and staff to work together so the needs of all children can be met in a calm and friendly atmosphere. All children are different but each child should be achieving their own potential in every area.
We consider education to be both the learning of academic skills and the development of a pupil as an individual.
For the children
We aim to:
- Help each child to be confident, independent and have high self-esteem.
- Develop within the child a tolerance for others and a respect for self.
- Encourage the child to value their home, school, community and the world in which they live.
- Develop awareness and respect for God, and for the beliefs of others.
- Develop in each child their understanding about right and wrong, so that they know the difference between right and wrong, make the choice in their own actions and be concerned about, and stand up for, what is right.
- Give children the opportunity to gain from their own experiences.
Development of skills
We aim to:
- Help children to know how to learn for themselves.
- Ensure the children acquire a justified sense of achievement.
- Help each child achieve their full potential intellectually, physically and creatively.
- Be literate, enjoy reading and use a wide variety of texts.
- Help each child to articulate and develop speaking and listening skills.
- Help each child investigate skills and be numerate.
- Help each child to be able to organise themselves, their work and their time in co-operation with others.
- Teach the national Curriculum appropriately matching it to the ability of each child.
- Help each child write meaningfully for a variety of purposes.
For the staff
We aim to:
- Create a staff who work well as a team, have as their first priority the needs of the children.
- Develop all staff personally and professionally. Teachers should keep abreast of current educational thought and practice and adopt these principles when meet with the needs of our children.
For the Parents and Carers
We aim to:
- Develop a good working relationship between home and school, which is mutually supportive. To foster the success and development of each child, involving Parents/Carers as much as possible.