By working together at St Marys we aim through Jesus Christ to share God's love, helping our community to learn, grow and make a difference.
School Mission Statement
By woking together at St Mary's School we aim through Jesus Christ to share God's love, helping our community to learn, grow and make difference.
Standards of Education
We aim to maximise each child’s progress and in order to do so seek to improve the quality of teaching and learning. We seek to support all those involved in that process, including parents who are their children’s first teachers.
The law requires regular punctual attendance. St Mary’s parents are very good about notifying school about their child’s absences. School is very persistent in chasing up unexplained absences but this is very time consuming.
Discipline and Behaviour
St Mary’s School has recently reviewed its behaviour policy and its policy statement for racism and bullying. We believe that good discipline comes from a partnership between pupils, staff and parents. Should there be a problem with behaviour, bullying or racism we believe in involving parents as soon as possible.
The government’s view is that parents and carers should: -
- provide a suitable place in which pupils can do their homework
- make it clear that they value homework
- encourage pupils and praise them when they have completed homework
- above all be actively involved in joint activities with their children.
Our view is that children do not automatically develop study skills. These are developed over a considerable length of time and should involve a great deal of praise for achieving small steps forward.
Parents should have the opportunity to feed back to teachers on homework set and be able to enter into a dialogue especially where things are not going well.
Parents and teachers need to mutually support pupils to complete homework. Where pupils do not complete their homework on a regular basis parents will be informed and will be invited to develop strategies with the school in order to improve the situation. Failure to respond will result in homework not being set in future for that pupil. This may hamper their progress.