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  1. We all know that education is important. Yet many of us have also realized that the demands of our world mean that we shall not stop learning even when we leave school or college. Therefore, the school has to prepare students well for this life of learning. It is not enough for school students to learn materials in a rigorous academic curriculum. We have to teach our students how to learn which means how to adapt, to assimilate new experiences, new understanding, and new relationships in a world that is changing faster than ever. This is the vision that our school in Forest City brings from its home campus in Faribault, Minnesota, USA. We are opening a new school that is enriched by over 160 years of experience and expertise in education. We bring to Malaysia a unique philosophy of learning that, in the words of our School President, Nick Stoneman: “challenges our students to discover their leadership skills, to re-connect with their creative side that was so present when they were young, to learn how to collaborate, to act as contributing members of a community and to navigate the waters of adolescence.” In 2018, we are a new school in Forest City, Malaysia. Yet we are not new to the experience of running one of the finest independent boarding schools in the United States, a school that opens its doors to Malaysia and the world with a spectacular new campus in a unique island setting. We are a global learning community that honors tradition while embracing innovation. By cultivating creative, independent thinking, we foster the transformation of our students to become citizens of integrity for an ever-changing world. We aim to be a dynamic and diverse school community committed to excellence, integrity, and innovation, here and beyond our campus. In 2013, Shattuck-St. Mary’s began offering a high-school program in association with Bayi High School in Beijing, China. This first collaboration led to today’s projects, with Chinese partners, in Malaysia (Forest City) and in Suzhou, China, itself. We recognize that children learn in different ways in different parts of the school. Our curriculum and learning programs detailed below reflect not only different approaches at different ages but also a unified vision of education for the whole child. View full school
  2. We all know that education is important. Yet many of us have also realized that the demands of our world mean that we shall not stop learning even when we leave school or college. Therefore, the school has to prepare students well for this life of learning. It is not enough for school students to learn materials in a rigorous academic curriculum. We have to teach our students how to learn which means how to adapt, to assimilate new experiences, new understanding, and new relationships in a world that is changing faster than ever. This is the vision that our school in Forest City brings from its home campus in Faribault, Minnesota, USA. We are opening a new school that is enriched by over 160 years of experience and expertise in education. We bring to Malaysia a unique philosophy of learning that, in the words of our School President, Nick Stoneman: “challenges our students to discover their leadership skills, to re-connect with their creative side that was so present when they were young, to learn how to collaborate, to act as contributing members of a community and to navigate the waters of adolescence.” In 2018, we are a new school in Forest City, Malaysia. Yet we are not new to the experience of running one of the finest independent boarding schools in the United States, a school that opens its doors to Malaysia and the world with a spectacular new campus in a unique island setting. We are a global learning community that honors tradition while embracing innovation. By cultivating creative, independent thinking, we foster the transformation of our students to become citizens of integrity for an ever-changing world. We aim to be a dynamic and diverse school community committed to excellence, integrity, and innovation, here and beyond our campus. In 2013, Shattuck-St. Mary’s began offering a high-school program in association with Bayi High School in Beijing, China. This first collaboration led to today’s projects, with Chinese partners, in Malaysia (Forest City) and in Suzhou, China, itself. We recognize that children learn in different ways in different parts of the school. Our curriculum and learning programs detailed below reflect not only different approaches at different ages but also a unified vision of education for the whole child.
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    St Mary's College

    St Mary's is an academic, residential college affiliated with the University of Melbourne. The College was initially founded by the Loreto Sisters and is based on the Catholic tradition; however, each year, we welcome students from diverse religious backgrounds into our community, from all over Australia and worldwide. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our students and the inclusiveness of our community. With 167 students, St Mary's is a medium-sized College. This means that it is small enough to get to know everyone but large enough to gain a wide range of friends. St Mary's places great emphasis on the education and development of the whole person – and as such, we encourage the pursuit of academic excellence while enjoying the many social, sporting, cultural, and spiritual opportunities on offer. We work hard to ensure that our students experience a 'home away from home when they join the St Mary's College community – that they feel supported, happy, safe, and fulfilled as they transition from school to university and live in a big city. Our genuine commitment to our students' pastoral care forms an integral part of St Mary's life. With warm and approachable staff, dedicated academic tutors experienced residential tutors, and empathetic student mentors, there is always someone looking out for you, willing to listen or provide advice. People are valued and respected for their strengths and differences. Regardless of your background, you will find your place to belong in the St Mary's community. Above all, we aim to provide a supportive environment in which each individual is challenged to develop holistically. We are a college in the Catholic tradition and welcome people of all faiths, and none we are inspired by the Gospels and strive to live by their values. St Mary's is a unique college community with alumni from all walks of life around the world. Each of them has benefited from their time in College. While academic pursuits remain at the core of the College, we strive for our students' holistic development. Cultural pursuits are encouraged and facilitated – examples include the annual musical production and the oratory competition. St Mary's students are engaged with the contemporary world in community service – volunteering in local not-for-profits and charities, tutoring migrant and refugee children, raising awareness of important issues. We offer spiritual development opportunities too – the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage to Spain provides a unique aspect to college life, and college Masses provide an opportunity for prayer and reflection. A full social life is facilitated by the student club, with a diverse program of events throughout the year.
  4. St Mary's is a respected school, steeped in tradition and family values. School heritage, based on Christian values and an understanding of accountability and self, is at the heart of everything that we do. While we may be over 111 years old, our thoughts are innovative, our systems are progressive and our approach is modern. This allows us to focus on our vision of a brighter future for every girl at the school, where she grows into a confident and happy person. The school encourages girls to measure themselves against their performances and not those of others, thereby developing a sense of self-worth, self-respect, and self-motivation. It's about building up each girl to be the best she can be. And reminding her that her best is the best. We want our girls to feel valued and supported in their school environment, and respectful of the role that they play in our close-knit community, in society, and our country. Our motto “Service before Self and God before All” serves as a constant reminder of our roots and our responsibilities. To be the leading Christian school providing a holistic, values-based education that helps girls build character and equips them to thrive in life. We strive to be a Christian school of excellence and distinction, founded in faith and providing a holistic education of the highest standard in all spheres. St Mary’s is a place where each girl can flourish and belong – cultivating her curiosity, embracing her successes and failures, and developing the character and confidence to thrive in life. To be true to our school motto: “Service before self, God before all” When choosing between a co-ed school or a single-sex school there is much debate. Anecdotal evidence and research both indicate that there is a tremendous benefit for children in a single-sex environment. According to research, 75% say that the all-girls environment taught them that women can achieve anything. In a recent study, there were more than double the top academic results for girls in girls’ only schools than in co-ed schools. This is a pattern we see in Matric results in South Africa. Girls learn differently and the classroom environment can be customized to make the most of this. When one considers the compounding effect this has over 12 years of education, it is not surprising to see how well girls finish. From the Foundation Phase, it is apparent that girls are at different developmental phases than boys and this should be used to their advantage. They read earlier, their language skills are better and they think differently as a result. Language and vocabulary capacity play a significant role in thinking skills and conceptual development. Your daughter can benefit from being in an all-girls school that understands the differences and provides an education specifically designed to meet her needs and developmental stage. In terms of a girls’ self-development and leadership capacity, there is no doubt that seeing girls in every leadership position, fulfilling each role in teams or groups, there is a strong message that girls can do whatever they set their minds to. 93% of girls at girls' schools say they were offered greater leadership opportunities at school and 80% of girls from all-girls schools go on to hold leadership positions after school. This is far more effective in dismantling the stereotypical views of girls and women when it comes to equality and identity. Confident, stronger, and independent women emerge from a girls’ only school. They are more comfortable with themselves and focus on what matters to them, going on to study according to their interests because they have higher aspirations than, and greater motivation than, their peers at co-ed schools. St Mary’s has an excellent track record of helping its students gain places at the University of their choice. Research has shown that 98.7% of students at all-girls schools expect to earn a four-year degree after school. Girls’ schools prepare and inspire pupils with pertinent knowledge by educating them to be resilient and confident. There is no obstacle preventing girls from exploring a career in any area. 83% of girls from all girls' schools perceive themselves to be better prepared for tertiary education than their co-ed counterparts - this is supported by research that focused on their actual performance. Girls from all girls' schools are three times more likely to enter Engineering than co-ed students. To achieve their best, girls need to be challenged in the right way and be in an environment which constantly reminds them that there is enormous potential and power in being a girl. 80% of girls’ school students report most of their classes to challenge them to achieve their full academic potential
  5. St Mary's is a respected school, steeped in tradition and family values. School heritage, based on Christian values and an understanding of accountability and self, is at the heart of everything that we do. While we may be over 111 years old, our thoughts are innovative, our systems are progressive and our approach is modern. This allows us to focus on our vision of a brighter future for every girl at the school, where she grows into a confident and happy person. The school encourages girls to measure themselves against their performances and not those of others, thereby developing a sense of self-worth, self-respect, and self-motivation. It's about building up each girl to be the best she can be. And reminding her that her best is the best. We want our girls to feel valued and supported in their school environment, and respectful of the role that they play in our close-knit community, in society, and our country. Our motto “Service before Self and God before All” serves as a constant reminder of our roots and our responsibilities. To be the leading Christian school providing a holistic, values-based education that helps girls build character and equips them to thrive in life. We strive to be a Christian school of excellence and distinction, founded in faith and providing a holistic education of the highest standard in all spheres. St Mary’s is a place where each girl can flourish and belong – cultivating her curiosity, embracing her successes and failures, and developing the character and confidence to thrive in life. To be true to our school motto: “Service before self, God before all” When choosing between a co-ed school or a single-sex school there is much debate. Anecdotal evidence and research both indicate that there is a tremendous benefit for children in a single-sex environment. According to research, 75% say that the all-girls environment taught them that women can achieve anything. In a recent study, there were more than double the top academic results for girls in girls’ only schools than in co-ed schools. This is a pattern we see in Matric results in South Africa. Girls learn differently and the classroom environment can be customized to make the most of this. When one considers the compounding effect this has over 12 years of education, it is not surprising to see how well girls finish. From the Foundation Phase, it is apparent that girls are at different developmental phases than boys and this should be used to their advantage. They read earlier, their language skills are better and they think differently as a result. Language and vocabulary capacity play a significant role in thinking skills and conceptual development. Your daughter can benefit from being in an all-girls school that understands the differences and provides an education specifically designed to meet her needs and developmental stage. In terms of a girls’ self-development and leadership capacity, there is no doubt that seeing girls in every leadership position, fulfilling each role in teams or groups, there is a strong message that girls can do whatever they set their minds to. 93% of girls at girls' schools say they were offered greater leadership opportunities at school and 80% of girls from all-girls schools go on to hold leadership positions after school. This is far more effective in dismantling the stereotypical views of girls and women when it comes to equality and identity. Confident, stronger, and independent women emerge from a girls’ only school. They are more comfortable with themselves and focus on what matters to them, going on to study according to their interests because they have higher aspirations than, and greater motivation than, their peers at co-ed schools. St Mary’s has an excellent track record of helping its students gain places at the University of their choice. Research has shown that 98.7% of students at all-girls schools expect to earn a four-year degree after school. Girls’ schools prepare and inspire pupils with pertinent knowledge by educating them to be resilient and confident. There is no obstacle preventing girls from exploring a career in any area. 83% of girls from all girls' schools perceive themselves to be better prepared for tertiary education than their co-ed counterparts - this is supported by research that focused on their actual performance. Girls from all girls' schools are three times more likely to enter Engineering than co-ed students. To achieve their best, girls need to be challenged in the right way and be in an environment which constantly reminds them that there is enormous potential and power in being a girl. 80% of girls’ school students report most of their classes to challenge them to achieve their full academic potential View full school
  6. Welcome to St. Mary's Academy, Denver's premier Catholic, independent, coeducational JK-8 and All-Girls High School located in the beautiful Cherry Hills Village. As the first school in Colorado, established in 1864 by the Sisters of Loretto, St. Mary's Academy has been a forward-thinking educational leader over three different centuries. Teaching young Coloradans has been our mission and privilege for more than 150 years, and we understand how important choosing the right school is for your family. Our impassioned teachers foster rigor and exploration, inspiring our students to succeed in and beyond the classroom. Our inclusive community welcomes students of every race, religious tradition, and economic background. Our student population boasts over 28 percent diversity (based on race and ethnicity), one of the highest percentages among Colorado's independent schools. As powerful agents of change, our graduates go on to careers that enhance the future of Denver, the country, and the world. Since our inception, St. Mary's Academy students have been guided by the four Loretto School Values – faith, community, justice, and respect. Our students actively engage in community service, appreciate giving back in a meaningful way, and experience the impact they can have on the broader community. In addition to academics, St. Mary's Academy students have access to extensive offerings in the visual and performing arts, private music lessons, and a comprehensive athletic program. Daily instruction with computers, tablets, interactive projectors, and access to robotics and coding invites mastery in critical skills for today's world. St. Mary's Academy fosters excellence in each child through academic achievement, spiritual development, and service. The Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice, and respect provide the foundation for students to be powerful change agents. Every year St. Mary's Academy provides experiences for students, teachers, and administrators to deepen the bond with Loretto and with the other schools. Since 1988 teachers have traveled each spring to the Motherhouse in Kentucky for an intensive weekend immersion in the community's rich history and vibrant mission of today. For almost as many years, high school students from the Loretto schools spend a week of service at the Motherhouse, learn advocacy skills in El Paso and participate in a leadership conference in Denver, culminating in a Loretto Leadership Statement to guide their year's work. As a school dedicated to educating young people to be powerful agents of change, we embrace the Constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto that encourage us to "educate others as well as ourselves to the truth, beauty, and the ways of peace, in the spirit of Jesus." As an independent school in the Catholic tradition and committed to the Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice, and respect, St. Mary's Academy is committed to diversity in its many forms. Diversity includes the human facets of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, learning style, marital, parental, or economic status. St. Mary's Academy affirms the inherent dignity and value of each individual. Our school embraces each person's distinct identity and helps students appreciate their own identities and those of others. St. Mary's Academy actively seeks families, faculty, and staff who bring a range of experiences to the school. We believe diversity increases the ability to formulate and nurture ideas and relationships, resulting in a school community where all opinions and views are respected. St. Mary's Academy provides a scholarly learning environment for an educational experience that prepares students to participate in an increasingly complex global society. In a multicultural society, we believe that developing competency, the will, and the ability to create authentic and effective relationships across differences is crucial to being a responsible and compassionate world citizen. The faculty at St. Mary's Academy is committed to offering a dynamic curriculum designed to unleash the students' curiosity, creativity, and passion. We provide a rigorous academic environment where excellence is modeled and abundant opportunities to develop resilience and responsibility. Junior Kindergarten to grade 8 at St. Mary's Academy is coeducational, while our high school is all girls. Students come from across the metro area and represent many religious and ethnic backgrounds—creating a vibrant community of collaboration, discovery, and unity. In the Lower School, children explore through socio-emotional and authentic learning. They connect and discover identity in the Middle School through service within their local community and in the High School, evolve into young women who trust their voices, serve as role models for our younger students, and with confidence, leave prepared for college demands life.
  7. St. Benedict’s and St. Mary’s is situated on a large campus with a separate junior and senior yard. We have a playing field for outdoor sports and playtime in fine weather. We have a large hall which is used for indoor sports and for hosting school events such as assembly and our annual Christmas concert. In 2015 Difference Days kindly funded and put together a Role Play Room for the junior classes. It contains a Garage, Building Site, Supermarket, Travel Agency, Hospital, Restaurant, Hairdressers, and a Post Office. Learn more about Difference Days. Difference Days also redeveloped our overgrown school garden and built an outdoor classroom for us. The pupils plant, grow and look after the garden and enjoy lessons outdoors on sunny days. Our school is equipped with a new, fully stocked, library which the children visit and borrow books from throughout the year. We greatly value the parents of our pupils and encourage parental involvement. There are many classes available to the parents in our school throughout the year. These classes, amongst other events, are held in our dedicated parent's room. St. Benedict’s and St. Mary’s is equipped with a Games Room to encourage attendance and timekeeping. Every child that attends school on time for 5 days a week will be invited to play in the Games Room. The Games Room has pool tables, fußball tables, an air hockey table, a playhouse, large connect 4 games, a sandpit, PlayStations, an interactive dance mat, board games, jigsaws, and much more. Sited on our premises is the One Step Ahead pre-school which is a community-based non-profit pre-school catering to children aged between 3 years 2 months and 4 years 7 months. The pre-school participates in the ECCE scheme which provides a free year of early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age. View full school
  8. St. Benedict’s and St. Mary’s is situated on a large campus with a separate junior and senior yard. We have a playing field for outdoor sports and playtime in fine weather. We have a large hall which is used for indoor sports and for hosting school events such as assembly and our annual Christmas concert. In 2015 Difference Days kindly funded and put together a Role Play Room for the junior classes. It contains a Garage, Building Site, Supermarket, Travel Agency, Hospital, Restaurant, Hairdressers, and a Post Office. Learn more about Difference Days. Difference Days also redeveloped our overgrown school garden and built an outdoor classroom for us. The pupils plant, grow and look after the garden and enjoy lessons outdoors on sunny days. Our school is equipped with a new, fully stocked, library which the children visit and borrow books from throughout the year. We greatly value the parents of our pupils and encourage parental involvement. There are many classes available to the parents in our school throughout the year. These classes, amongst other events, are held in our dedicated parent's room. St. Benedict’s and St. Mary’s is equipped with a Games Room to encourage attendance and timekeeping. Every child that attends school on time for 5 days a week will be invited to play in the Games Room. The Games Room has pool tables, fußball tables, an air hockey table, a playhouse, large connect 4 games, a sandpit, PlayStations, an interactive dance mat, board games, jigsaws, and much more. Sited on our premises is the One Step Ahead pre-school which is a community-based non-profit pre-school catering to children aged between 3 years 2 months and 4 years 7 months. The pre-school participates in the ECCE scheme which provides a free year of early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age.
  9. We are a learning community with a very strong Catholic Christian ethos. If you are a new member of our school family, then we look forward to working with you to support the development of your most precious gift – your child. Thank you for trusting us to be such a crucial part of this incredible journey that they are about to undertake. To those who have been a significant part of our school family over one or several years, we thank you for your love, support, and belief. Long may we continue to work together with the children at the heart of all our decisions and actions. Our vision, as outlined in our Mission Statement, encapsulates how and why we strive for excellence. Our vocation, as teachers, is to help foster in the children the self-belief that will allow them to become what God has called them to be. We place no limits on this! We recognize that all children have been gifted by God with different talents, skills, personalities, and potential. This uniqueness is nurtured, catered for, and celebrated regardless of culture, creed, class, color, or need. As a school under the patronage of Our Blessed Mother, our ultimate aim is that all children will join in one voice with Mary as she eternally proclaims, “the Almighty works marvels for me and Holy is His name”. As Catholics, we follow the teachings of the Gospel and of all that is taught to us through the Church. Scripture reveals for us how God will guide us in the way He wants us to live. In the Gospels and our Church tradition, we encounter the person of Jesus Christ. As a Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, we have embraced the Catholic Schools’ Pupil Profile, which teaches the children a set of eight pairs of virtues to be internalized and cultivated - enabling them to grow in wholeness as fully rounded individuals in the image of God. The pairs of virtues are: Grateful and generous Attentive and discerning Compassionate and loving Faith-filled and hopeful Eloquent and truthful Learned and wise Curious and active Intentional and prophetic At St Mary's, we expect our children to be: Grateful for their gifts, for the gift of other people, and the blessings of each day and generous with their gifts, now and in the future... by encouraging them to know and be grateful for all their gifts, developing them to the full so that they can be generous in the service of others. Attentive to their experience and their vocation and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices... by promoting the practice of attentive reflection and discerning decision making: in teaching, in the examen, prayer, and retreats and through the practice and example of school leaders and staff. Our school recognizes many faith festivals and we encourage children and parents from a range of faith and cultural backgrounds to share experiences and knowledge with our children. Our school recognizes many faith festivals and we encourage children and parents from a range of faith and cultural backgrounds to share experiences and knowledge with our children.
  10. There is something remarkable and distinctive about ‘St Mary’s girls. One feels extraordinarily welcomed and ‘at hat some as soon as you meet them confident young women who are deeply articulate, reflective, energetic, creative, outward-looking, and possessed of an impressively strong set of values. They are passionate about St Mary’s and keen to explain why. Mary Ward’s vision shines through their lives, still giving inspiration and meaning, four centuries on. A very strong ethos is abundantly present in the school, a spiritual and moral framework by which to live: this lies firmly at the heart of the school, and it is to be treasured. Mary Ward declared ‘No half women’, and we want our girls always to keep that idea in mind, to develop a growth mindset, to feel that everything is possible. In a girls’ school, no leadership roles or subjects are off-limits and our teachers are free to focus on the pedagogical methods that are proven to work best with girls. Girls in girls’ schools do exceptionally well, in every annual league table, as demonstrated by our recent excellent GCSE and A level results. Girls in girls’ schools stop being the audience – they step up onto the stage and into the limelight. If you choose to send your daughter to St Mary’s, then she will have every opportunity for her leadership, her creativity, her dynamism, and all her other strengths to flourish. In short, here your daughter will have the chance genuinely to be herself and to become all that she can be. St Mary’s girls are truly the ‘dreamers of dreams and the ‘movers and shakers’, preparing to shape the twenty-first century. The St Mary’s model nurtures and celebrates talent. We take pride in being part of our pupils’ development and success as a smaller school, we relish the fact that we know each girl, which allows us to support and guide them towards achieving their goals. Dedicated and enthusiastic teachers inspire a love of learning and allow girls to fulfill, and surpass, all expectations. We foster a discursive, dynamic and collaborative environment for learning throughout the school we monitor development, set individual targets, and cater to your daughter’s individual needs and abilities. We believe in nurturing and challenging the individual, whether it be extending those with academic talents or supporting those who make use of our purpose-built Learning Support department. We aim to overcome barriers to learning girls are encouraged to be tenacious and are reminded of positive role models who have achieved great success, despite learning differences such as Dyslexia. Our goal is to ensure every St Mary’s girl reaches her potential.
  11. In July 2015, following a period of fact-finding and consultation with parents, staff, the Diocese, the local authority, and other stakeholders in the community, Sacred Heart and St Mary’s formalized the existing successful collaboration and became a hard federation: The Federation of Sacred Heart and St Mary’s Catholic schools, Battersea. A single governing body jointly led by Co-Chairs Mr. John Hallmark and Mr. Andrew Cooper was created to oversee the working of both schools and the existing temporary Executive Headteacher became a permanent appointment: Mr. Jared Brading. The schools are led by Heads of School: Mrs. Nicola Byrne at Sacred Heart and Mrs. Claire Mitchell at St Mary’s. These two Catholic primary schools, within a mile of each other, are committed to ensuring the highest possible standards are met for children at both schools and that they work together, united in their Catholic mission to develop an education centered in the Gospel and on God’s love for all. While each school retains its own historic identity, uniform, and its own admissions policy, parents can be confident that regardless of which school their child attends, they will enjoy the same strong leadership, the same enriched, broad, balanced curriculum, and the same inclusive caring ethos. Together our two schools will continue to be actively involved in the mission of the Church, to make Christ known to all people, to work in partnership with parents who are the (primary) first teachers of their children in the practice of their faith, to work with the local parishes in creating and maintaining that Home- School- Parish link, and to be aware of our place in the wider community in seeking to promote the common good of our society. Our Mission Statement: We value and respect each individual as a child of God. St Mary’s RC Primary School is a small, friendly community tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We aim to give every child the best and broadest education within the Catholic faith. Gospel values underpin all aspects of school life. We strive for academic excellence for every child and expect that all children will leave St Mary’s literate, numerate, and with a passion for reading. Music and sport are highly valued and encouraged at St Mary’s. Children are taught through a combination of traditional and innovative teaching methods with a high staff ratio and specialist teachers for Literacy, Numeracy, Languages, PE, and music. The children enjoy a wide range of sporting, musical and cultural experiences in addition to the core curriculum so that they have opportunities to explore and develop their talents. St David Cameron St Mary'sMary’s is The Evening Standard’s flagship school for the Get London Reading Campaign. It has revolutionized reading. Children love to read and talk with their Beanstalk volunteers. Reading has a high profile right from Nursery Class up to Year 6. As a result of the campaign, children at St Mary’s have photo enjoyed a multitude of exciting opportunities and visits to complement their learning. The children have been to numerous theatre productions, had author visits, gifts of books, visits from dignitaries (HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Prime Minister David Cameron and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London), and trips to Clarence House and 10 Downing Street. Religious education (R.E.) is about engaging with the deepest questions of life and finding reasons for the hope which is within them (1 Peter 3:15). It is about the Christian vision of the human person. It is the core subject that is central to the life of St Mary’s Primary School. R.E. is a systematic study of the mystery of God as revealed through the Bible and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the teachings and traditions of the Church, the lives of the saints, and the relationship between faith and life. At St Mary’s School, our mission is to value and respect each individual as a child of God. They are central to and are shared by the whole school community the children, staff, family, governors, and parish. Our mission statement aims to ensure that relationships within the school are positive and that we provide a happy caring and secure school environment. In fulfillment of these aims, we wish to encourage in each child, a love of God, of the world, and to develop self-respect and respect for others. As a Catholic school, St Mary’s aims to work closely with the home and parish to create an atmosphere where through teaching and example, our children will be helped to enter into a loving relationship with God our Father, Jesus, and with each other as members of God’s family and so continue to lay the foundations of the Catholic faith.
  12. We are a vibrant, ever-changing, and developing community with a happy, family-orientated environment where many exciting things happen in and out of the classroom. Whether it is a great success in sport, cultural activities, charity fund-raising, exciting trips, interesting visitors, or parish events. We are a Catholic School and celebrate each unique child. We embrace our differences, create space for forgiveness, and journey towards a shared understanding of God’s love for each of us. Because our children are listened to and valued, they feel they belong and continue to achieve and grow. At our latest RE inspection by the Diocese of Salford, we were judged to be an outstanding Catholic school. At St Mary’s, we will work tirelessly to help every pupil realize their full potential in all aspects of their development: spiritually, academically, personally, and socially. We are passionate about providing the best possible facilities and resources that we can, to ensure that every child has the best support to help them achieve their goals. We welcome involvement and participation from all members of the St Mary’s community. We all have a role in helping our children make the best possible progress. In choosing this Catholic school for your child we invite you to support their faith journey both at school and in Church whenever you can. As a Catholic community, our aims and ideals are Gospel-based and our faith permeates our every action. We aim to provide a happy, caring, and stimulating environment in which every child’s uniqueness is celebrated and can grow with Jesus as their example. St Mary’s RC Primary School is a Roman Catholic Primary School under the trusteeship of the Diocese of Salford. It is maintained by Manchester Authority. As a Voluntary Aided School, the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions. Parents/Carers must accept all policies drawn up by the Governors of St Mary’s RC Primary School eg: uniform, behavior, homework, etc and are expected to sign to this effect before their child is admitted to the school. ADMISSIONS TO THE SCHOOL will be made by the Governing Body. All preferences listed on the Local Authority Preference Form will be considered on an equal basis with the following set of ADMISSIONS CRITERIA forming a priority order where there are more applications for admissions than the school has places available. At St Mary's, we ensure our children receive high-quality teacher and learning on a day-to-day basis, not only in our classrooms but also in the varied outdoor learning areas we have on our grounds. Our school places high value on the learning environment, both in and outdoors, that our children are exposed to every day. Through this approach, we believe we secure the best possible learning environment for children to grow and flourish as learners and people. Whilst the Headteacher of the school is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, the role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic management and to act as a ‘critical friend’, supporting and challenging the school. Schools generally have a budget to cover salaries, running costs, maintenance, and equipment and the Governing Body is responsible for managing this budget. They can decide how many and what types of staff to employ, which equipment to upgrade or replace, and what the priorities are for implementing new strategies and initiatives. Governors also have a role in monitoring the school's progress and in setting annual targets for the school's performance and the Headteacher. Although all of the governors have the responsibility to promote and maintain the school’s Catholic character and mission, the foundation governors have a special responsibility in this area. The CES document ‘Governing a Catholic School’ (1998) gives this summary of their role. We are very fortunate at St Mary’s to have a spacious site and beautiful grounds. Over the past year or so we have been working hard to improve the buildings and facilities for the benefit of the children and we expect this program of refurbishment to continue for the next 12-18 months. To better serve the needs of local children, our school is moving to 2-form entry over the next few years, which is why so much building work is currently taking place. We will keep you updated on the latest plans for the school buildings themselves as they develop.
  13. St Mary’s Catholic Nursery and Infant School are a Voluntary Aided Catholic School for girls and boys. The school lies within the Archdiocese of Southwark and in the pastoral area of South West London. We aim to develop the full potential of each child, spiritually, intellectually, morally, emotionally, physically, and socially. We offer equality of opportunity to all children regardless of gender, disability, color, ethnic or national origin. We celebrate the uniqueness of each child. At St Mary’s Catholic Nursery & Infant School we share in the mission of the Catholic Church to proclaim the Gospel. We are a Christian community that welcomes and brings together priests, governors, parents, staff, and pupils in developing a special relationship with God. The Gospel values of love, justice, tolerance, kindness, forgiveness, and respect are reflected in our policies and practices. Everyone who is involved with the school shares their gifts for the benefit of every child. We are committed to supporting the Catholic ethos of the school helping our children towards an understanding of the Catholic way of worship. By offering children this experience of life in a community founded on Gospel values, we aim to prepare them for life as Christians in the wider world. At St Mary’s we see protecting children from the risk of radicalization as part of our school’s wider safeguarding duty whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences. We promote fundamental British Values and provide a safe space in which children and staff can understand the risks associated with terrorism assisting their personal, social, and emotional development and understanding of the world. Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. It is our vision at St Mary’s Catholic Nursery & Infant School to provide all children with the necessary skills and knowledge that will help them to progress towards Catholic Christian maturity. We aim to encourage in our children an understanding of their value and importance as individuals, to promote their spiritual growth and social development so that they can learn to give and share as well as to receive. We aim, through the use of "Here I Am" and other resources to provide each child with a framework for life-based on the truth and wisdom of the Gospel. We aim to provide opportunities for celebration, prayer, and reflection. St Mary's Infants' School promotes high standards and achievement by working with children to ensure that they can: Read fluently and accurately, with understanding and enjoyment. Develop a legible style of handwriting and satisfactory standards of spelling, syntax, and punctuation. Communicate clearly and confidently in speech and writing in ways appropriate for various occasions and purposes. Listen attentively and with understanding. Learn how to acquire information from various sources, and to record information and findings in various ways. Apply computational skills including mental arithmetic which encourage rapid recall of mathematical information. Understand the applications of mathematical ideas in various situations in the home, classroom, school, and local area. Observe living and inanimate things and recognize characteristics such as pattern and order. Enjoy and delight in the wonders of Science. Develop children's skills of thinking and behaving scientifically. Be aware of the geographical, historical, and social aspects of the local environment and the national heritage, and be aware of other times and places. Develop an awareness and understanding of the natural and physical world and encourage individual observation, expression, and response within the child's experience. Acquire sufficient control of self and tools, equipment, and instruments to be able to use music, drama, and other forms of arts and crafts as means of expression. Develop agility and physical coordination, competence in and through physical activity, and the ability to express feelings through movement. To develop children's ICT capability alongside the acquisition of their basic skills during their infant education.
  14. St Mary’s R.C. Primary School (Leith) is a happy, fun, exciting, and caring place where we can learn lots of new things for our future. At St. Mary’s we acknowledge that parents play an important part in their children’s education. Children do better and achieve more when parents and school work closely together therefore St. Mary’s values ‘Parental Involvement as an effective way of enhancing school achievements and promoting better ethos and communication. Our Vision is to allow all children to thrive in a safe environment that is conducive to creativity, individuality, and the acquisition of skills for learning in the 21st century. We wish to encourage a partnership with you to ensure the best possible standards of pupil behavior. Working together we can support all our children to show care and respect to others in all areas of school life. This behavior is central to the whole school ethos at St. Mary’s and all staff is committed to acting as role models for the children and supporting them, along with their families, in any way we can. Aims and Values: We care for one another in God’s name. We offer a great, fun, learning time for all. We are all confident leaders. We all have the opportunity to have the best learning possible in our classrooms and school. We celebrate and respect all people from our community. We support everyone whether they are happy or sad. We are a healthy, enterprising eco-school The school undertakes to do its best for all children in the school and to communicate and work as closely as is possible with parents to provide the best education, appropriate to the children’s individual needs. We offer opportunities for you to discuss your child's progress with teachers through arranged meetings. You will be advised when these meetings take place. Over and above these set meetings, parents are welcome to contact the school at any time to ask for information or an interview. Please see section two of this handbook for more details on home/school partnerships. Bringing learning to life and life to learning. Curriculum for Excellence has now been introduced across Scotland for all 3-18-year-olds – wherever they learn. It aims to raise standards, prepare our children for a future they do not yet know, and equip them for the jobs of tomorrow in a fast-changing world. Curriculum for Excellence emphasizes the value of an active learning approach. In the early years, children will have a range of learning experiences that include planned and purposeful play and stimulating learning which engages and challenges children’s thinking using real-life and imaginary situations. As children progress through school they continue to be involved in active learning experiences which are engaging and give them ownership of their learning. Co-operative learning is a successful teaching strategy in which small teams, each with students of different levels of ability, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject. Each member of a team is responsible not only for learning what is taught but also for helping teammates learn, thus creating an atmosphere of achievement. Students work through the assignment until all group members successfully understand and complete it. As a Catholic Primary School, Christianity and its values are central to the Ethos of the school. We follow the diocesan Religious Education program which includes the teaching of other World Religions. In Primary 3 parents are invited to ‘opt in’ to the preparation for the sacraments and these sessions will take place after school. We welcome the celebration and discussion of other faiths and emphasize the importance of celebrating together and learning from one another.
  15. At St Mary’s we are dedicated to educating our young people in an inclusive, stimulating, and challenging environment preparing them for life-long learning. We will provide this in a secure, happy, and welcoming environment where Christian and Catholic values are cherished and where staff, pupils, and parents work in partnership to achieve common goals. At St Mary’s we are committed to providing an education for our young people, which is inclusive, stimulating, and inspiring. Our aspiration for our pupils is that they should become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens, and effective contributors. We will provide this in a secure, happy, and welcoming environment where Christian and Catholic values are cherished and where pupils, staff, and parents work in partnership to achieve these goals. Our School Aims: To ensure that all learners experience a stimulating and challenging Scottish Curriculum that delivers skills for learning, life, and work. To provide a variety of active learning experiences in real-life contexts where high achievement is recognized and celebrated. To provide effective, integrated support which ensures the health, well-being, and holistic development of all pupils. To nurture the faith in our catholic pupils and to celebrate the cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity of all. Our Christian faith and values will inspire us to provide a welcoming, safe and caring environment. We recognize the importance of keeping pupils and parents informed of progress and achievement. Parents are invited into school at the beginning of the session to find out about and contribute to their child’s learning journey folders or scrapbooks for our upper classes. These are regularly updated each term and sent home where parents can discuss and comment on their child’s learning and progress. Parents also receive an interim and summative report as well as an opportunity to discuss their child’s learning at Parent Consultation meetings. Pupils’ achievements are part of their, ‘Sharing Our Learning’ jotters, and children are encouraged to add evidence of achievements both within and out of school. Achievements are also recognized at whole school assemblies, House meetings, on school and class displays, and on our school website. Opportunities for achievement are part of teachers’ plans and achievements form part of learning discussions that teachers have with pupils to help them recognize their achievements for themselves. In St Mary’s our children are generally all well behaved and we have a high standard of good behavior throughout the school. We have a Positive Behaviour Policy and expect children to have high expectations of themselves. We work in all classes to promote the wellbeing of everyone in school and have consideration for school property and the property of others. We have a House System, which promotes everyone working towards a goal. Children can gain House points for good work, being helpful or kind to others, etc.
  16. We are very pleased to have this opportunity to inform you about the work and aspirations of our school. Our mission is to be a loving Christian community, where everyone is valued and successfully achieves their full potential. A loving Christian community, where everyone is valued and successfully achieves their full potential, We aim to achieve this by Creating a caring and well-ordered school where pupils, regardless of sex, race or disadvantage can learn and play in a happy, safe and secure environment. Ensuring our Staff and Volunteers are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. Encouraging pupils to achieve the highest standards possible in all they do and to develop their spiritual, moral, social, and cultural attitudes, values, and beliefs based upon Christian ideals and standards and including respect and understanding of other people's religions and cultures. Teaching a broad curriculum that meets the needs of all of our children. This includes the core and foundation subjects of the National curriculum together with Religious Education according to the Manchester Church of England Diocesan Syllabus and the Governors Health Education Syllabus. Helping children foster an enjoyment of the learning process and develop enquiring minds capable of independent thought and the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves responsibly to tasks. Building links with both the Church and Local Community and creating a spirit of co-operation and support for all partners. We can only succeed in all this by: Creating a close working relationship with parents and recognizing the importance of this relationship in achieving the highest quality education. As parents and carers, we need you to be part of our vision by supporting your school and your children through the work that we do and the challenges we will set the children. We believe in an open-door policy. Please feel free to contact us at school if you have any concerns about your child or the school. We hope the time you and your children spend here as part of our school family will be a happy one. At St Mary’s we aim to provide all our children with a rich and varied curriculum that enthuses and engages them. We believe children learn best when they enjoy what they are doing and are provided with memorable experiences. We seek to help all our children to experience success by providing appropriate challenges to prepare them well for their future lives. To enhance the children’s learning we supplement our teaching with out-of-school educational trips and visits as well as inviting expertise from outside of schools, such as sports coaches and music professionals. Our work as a school is based upon a strong foundation of Christian values, evident in the strength of the relationships that exist between all members of the school community. As a Church School, we have a Christian outlook and ethos, which we continue to celebrate and develop. We trust you will encourage your child to take a full and active part in the joint initiatives of the School and Church. This is as much a part of a child's education as other subjects within the curriculum. The governing body is made up of volunteers, some nominated by the diocese, the parochial church council, the Archdeacon of Rochdale, some elected by parents, the local authority, and members of the school staff. We meet as a full governing body once a term, and then there is a Finance Committee and a Curriculum Committee, which also meets once or twice a term, and a Pay and Appraisals Committee. Occasionally we will meet in smaller groups for a particular purpose, as needs arise. All children are expected to extend their learning experiences at home. Working at home is of great value in completing and reinforcing work done in school and helps to establish the self-discipline of individual study. All Infant and Junior classes are set homework tasks in Maths and English alongside reading practice and spelling lists. These tasks are to be completed in the children’s yellow homework books unless otherwise instructed. The children are also given a ‘homework grid’ at the beginning of each half term. These grids consist of a range of homework tasks connected to their topic. The children have the half term to choose at least two of the tasks, although there is an expectation that they work through them progressively over the weeks rather than leaving it until the final week. The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games, and communities of people, and, just like pupils across the country, the pupils here at St Mary's Primary School spend a great deal of time using the internet within the school and at home. This is why it is important pupils at St Mary's, learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities. In school, children learn about E-Safety through a scheme of lessons. We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safely when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home. E-Safety does not just encompass Internet technologies but also electronic communications such as mobile phones. At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
  17. St Mary’s is an inspiring and creative school that fosters a love of learning as well as developing skills for life. We strive to enhance every child’s moral, spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical well-being and celebrate every child’s gifts. As a faith school, we hold love at the center of all we do. This and the following values reflect the ethos of our school. Our school values of love, respect, courage, truth, and hope are things that we can all identify with regardless of our faith or backgrounds. Our vision is that every child in our school reaches their full potential and that they leave St Mary’s with skills for life. We hope that embedding a love of learning, will support them on their journey as they develop into young adults, positively contributing to society and being model citizens. Application for admissions can be made from January before the child reaches his/her third birthday on forms available from the school office. A parent who wishes their child to be admitted to nursery class will complete an application form and the school’s supplementary form when requesting a place under criteria 3 and 4, available from the school office. The School does not have any specific units or facilities for pupils with particular special needs and there are no specific facilities for pupils with physical disabilities. The school consists of several interlinked buildings, on various levels. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers, and governors) must ensure that they are aware of school procedures. St Mary’s Primary School carefully considers all aspects of safeguarding and has the following systems in place to support this to ensure that the safety of all children is paramount. The internet has changed all of our lives. However, as well as opening up lots of positive opportunities it also comes with its challenges. There are many more things that we now need to be aware of. You might wonder what your child is doing online you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe. To help you be as good a parent online as you are offline, we suggest that you look at the website below for some useful tips. The PTFA is a group of parents, school staff, and friends who give time voluntarily to organize fundraising activities for the school community. The members also act as a point of contact for other parents and carers, who may wish to raise concerns or put forward ideas to help improve the school and its environment. The primary aim is to use the funds raised to provide ‘extras’ for the school. The parents of the school vote for yearly fundraising priorities and the school gives a ‘wish list’ of items they feel would benefit the children. For example, last year Friends of St Mary’s bought the outdoor tables and benches, amplifier and music equipment, and annual book bags for the nursery class. At St Mary’s we want all children to have the opportunity to experience the breadth of clubs and extra-curricular activities available. To support families we are currently offering some funded places per club for children who are eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant, on a first-come, first-served basis. Children will be eligible for one place per school year. Please see Ms. Kennedy at the school office for further information. School Council is made up of elected representatives from years 1 to 6. Elections take place in January of each year. School Council has taken part in lots of exciting projects this year, including attending a Road Safety Conference and taking part in judging competitions in school. Our digital leaders are self-motivated children with a strong interest in technology. They help us to keep growing and improve our Computing Curriculum by researching and reviewing new apps and software. They also support other children and adults in the school to develop their computing skills. We have a Catering Operations Manager from Ashlyn’s who oversees and ensures that all food produced meets the Governmental Nutritional Standards as well as the Food Based Standards. the catering company that develops our menus, sources the ingredients and train staff. Ingredients are locally sourced and where possible organic and always environmentally sound.
  18. St Mary’s is a very special place. We are an outstanding school where everyone works hard to encourage children to enjoy learning, achieve their best, behave well, support each other and grow in confidence. We aim to help children to grow into confident, talented, and articulate young people. We are an exciting and vibrant school where children enjoy learning and make excellent progress. In our school, we seek to meet the needs of each child. We celebrate diversity and teach children to recognize and respect people’s differences as well as similarities. St Mary’s recognizes the significant role of parents in helping their children to progress and greatly values the contributions parents make to the life of the school. All admissions for Reception to Year 6 are managed by Manchester City Council. Even if you have a nursery place for your child within St Mary's, you will still need to apply for a Reception place. In-year admissions are requests for a school place in any year group that are made outside the normal timescales, that is, after the beginning of the autumn term. If your child currently attends another school within the UK, you will need a transfer form that you must fill out and then have the headteacher from your child's current school sign. Teaching and Learning are “outstanding” at St Mary’s. Raising attainment and achievement are central to the ethos of our school. We provide a rich and stimulating learning experience for all the children in our school. We use a range of teaching strategies, approaches, styles, and activities to ensure all children learn to the best of their ability. Learning is carefully differentiated and pitched to suit learners’ needs. All the staff is involved in assessing pupil progress and targets are set to support and challenge children’s learning. We have themed days and weeks as well as a wide range of extracurricular activities and after-school clubs to enrich and extend learning. Every school in Britain has a governing body to provide support for the headteacher and staff but also to be a ‘critical friend’ for its activities. It is charged with guiding the strategic work of the school and does not get involved with the day-to-day operation of the school. The governing body is the school’s accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school that provides them with good education and supports their well-being. The responsibilities of governing bodies have grown and schools are now accountable for children’s health and well-being in the community and a wide range of extended services provision out of school hours. The St. Mary’s CE School was set up under a Church of England Foundation which appoints three of the governors including the Rector of St. Edmund’s Church in Whalley Range. We are a UNICEF Rights Respecting School and the Governing Body of St. Mary's upholds the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. St Mary’s has a strong school council which is elected by the children. Each year councilors and deputies are elected by their class. They are active in listening to the pupils and sharing thoughts and ideas with staff. They are involved in decision-making and present assemblies to keep staff and pupils up to date on issues. Our school council is actively involved in developing our school website. We also have a strongly committed environmental group called “The Green Team” which is responsible for developing the sustainability of the school and educating the whole learning community about the needs of the environment. We actively recycle and are committed to reducing and reusing waste and resources. Our school is committed to maintaining the Healthy Schools Standard. This includes regular high-quality physical education, drug awareness, emotional well-being, and healthy eating. Healthy and nutritious food and drink are available across the school day. At break time Key Stage One and Foundation Stage children benefit from free fruit to encourage healthy eating. At lunchtime, children are encouraged to make healthy packed-lunch choices and a wide range of healthy school meals is available including vegetarian, halal, and European meals. All children have access to water throughout the school day. Our pupils are encouraged to walk or cycle to school to stay fit and healthy. We also have a “Walking Bus” that picks children up and safely delivers them to “Breakfast Club” for a healthy breakfast to start the school day. St Mary’s works very closely with parents and we pride ourselves on the close relationships we have developed. Parents are always welcome to speak to all staff about any concerns they may have. We run regular meetings and workshops on supporting children’s learning, developing parents' learning skills, managing behavior with Webster Stratton techniques, and many, many more. We have a Pastoral Leader who is available to support parents with any issues they may have. The School Improvement Plan is a strategic improvement plan. It should bring together, clearly and simply, the school's priorities, the main measures it will take to raise standards, the resources dedicated to these, and the key outcomes and targets it intends to achieve. The purpose of the school improvement plan is to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the school so that greater numbers of students achieve proficiency in the core academic subjects of reading and mathematics.
  19. At St Mary’s Catholic School, we place Christ at the center of all that we are and all that we do. We aim to promote the fullness of Christian life through an education in which faith, culture, and life are brought into harmony, creating a community based on the Gospel values of love, care, and respect. This harmony within our Catholic school community forms the basis on which our children will develop the values, the motivation, and moral conviction that will enable them to act wisely and make sound choices in life. We aim to provide a comprehensive, coherent, and high-quality education for every child by offering a wide, varied, differentiated, and relevant curriculum, as well as developing their appreciation and understanding of the Welsh cultural heritage, language, literature, and history. We teach the Catholic faith through the National Catholic Religious Programme, Come and See, and our faith permeates the whole curriculum and life of the school. We believe that education is a partnership between parents, the school, the parish, and the wider community, and we seek always to establish an open working relationship for the good of all our children. Our priority is to create an environment where every child travels a journey of faith, grows in self-esteem, learns to love and respect people of all cultures, creeds, and lifestyles through our Mission Statement: ‘Living, Learning and Growing in Christ’s Love’. When the young children enter school at the age of three until the age of seven they are taught through the Foundation Phase. The Foundation Phase is about enhancing the learning experiences which enable children to be creative, imaginative, and to have fun whilst learning. Children are given opportunities to explore the world around them and to understand how things work through engaging in relevant practical activities which are fun and enjoyable and relevant to their developmental stages. The Foundation Phase places greater emphasis on experiential learning, active involvement, and developing each child’s skills.
  20. From high academic standards to excellent behavior aspirational goals and strong traditional Catholic ethos we offer an education that treats our students as individuals, teaches them respect for themselves and each other and encourages them to emerge into the wider world as well-educated, well-rounded, ambitious, and confident young adults. Furthermore, 'it takes a village to raise a child'. As such we continually strive to find ways to communicate and build on our strong and valued relationships with our families and the wider community. The School aims to promote mutual respect and understanding of each other and the environment, to develop the full potential of the individual, and to provide equal opportunities for all. In pursuance of these goals, we offer every member of the school community opportunity to study the impact of the Gospel message of love through all the subjects in the curriculum and to reflect on these through a genuine experience of worship and prayer. To maintain a high standard of education, we provide an atmosphere where good communication can take place, nurturing a pastoral dimension that offers appropriate support to all within the school community. We foster links with the wider community so that the Gospel message can be lived practically with all people caring for others and making a positive contribution to the advancement of humanity. At St Mary’s we promote ‘British Values’ in all aspects of school life to ensure that all members of our community respect one another and embrace religious, cultural, racial, and sexual diversity. We recognize that it is our responsibility to keep our students safe and to prepare them for life in modern multi-cultural Britain and globally. We empower our community to be informed and resilient against all forms of extremist behavior that seek to undermine our ‘British Values’. As part of our holistic approach to educating our students, we offer a well-rounded curriculum with extra opportunities to engage at a deeper level with the subject. Students studying GCSE Home Economics recently attended a food preparation course with a celebrated chef, and the girls’ PE class was invited to meet the women’s England rugby team at Streatham and Croydon rugby club. For several years we have been extremely fortunate to have a close working relationship with the Old Vic theatre with pupils taking part in Director’s Workshops. In addition, the Mousetrap Theatre Trust provides us with funded tickets for stage productions, and pupils are taken to see recordings of live TV shows to gain an understanding of TV production. We offer a triple BTech award and GCSE in Sports Science and are fortunate in having excellent sports facilities both on-site and in the surrounding area. Our students visit the local gym for fitness classes, we have dry court facilities, the largest sports hall in Croydon, and two playgrounds. As a multi-cultural school, we empower students with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society. We have over 55 different languages spoken in the school and students actively and independently learn from each other daily. Students are free to share their faith and beliefs, as well as the school, allow students to celebrate their different religious believes by authorizing absences for Diwali, Eid, and Ramadan, etc.
  21. We are an oversubscribed, one-form entry school within the ‘village’ setting of East Barnet. Our history of being part of the local and church community goes back hundreds of years. Recognizing its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character by the principles of the Church of England and its partnership with the church at the parish and diocesan levels. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to its pupils. At the same time, the school embraces those of all faiths and none, recognizing the richness of the multi-culture of our parish and the children who attend the school. Those of all faiths and none will be respected, supported, and affirmed. Through our curriculum, including Religious Education, and practical application of our gospel values we will ensure that children grow in knowledge and understanding, mutual respect, and acceptance. In partnership with St Mary’s Church, children have opportunities to develop their understanding of the Christian faith, as well as learning about faiths and cultures. We enjoy seeing children succeed in many different ways working in partnership with parents and carers. We are proud to be preparing today’s children for the challenges of the 21st Century, by providing a broad curriculum incorporating new technologies, numeracy, literacy, science, humanities, Religious Education, sport, French, and the arts. Our values as a church school form the basis of our emphasis on the development of the whole child, socially, emotionally, culturally, and spiritually. Through excellent teaching, we will deliver an inspirational curriculum. We will enable every child to make the very best progress. We will work in partnership with children and families to further promote confidence and self-esteem. We will prepare children to confidently face the challenges of growing up in the 21st Century. We will provide children with an understanding of local, national, and global communities and faiths. With St Mary's Church, Brookside Methodist, and other local churches, we will further develop an understanding of gospel values in action through worship and across the curriculum.
  22. St Mary’s and St John’s is a diverse, multi-faith, harmonious school, with a distinctive Christian ethos. We share the vision that ‘Everything is possible’ which is taken from St Matthew’s Gospel “with God, all things are made possible”. Our passionate team believes that our students should not have ceilings placed on their ability and we are resolute in our determination to improve the life chances of all, through academic excellence, self-discipline, and resilience. We are an all-through school in Hendon, successfully providing high-quality education and academic achievement for children and young people aged 3 to 19. Being an all-through school creates many unique opportunities and advantages for our students, parents, and staff. We share an educational philosophy that promotes high expectations and consistent pastoral care. Our primary students have access to the specialisms, resources, and facilities in our secondary phase, and in turn, our secondary students develop mentoring and leadership skills supporting our younger students. Working in partnership with parents and carers is essential to ensure our students thrive, achieve, and enjoy their time as members of our wider family. Together we nurture their enquiring minds and inspire them to pursue their dreams, leaving our sixth form ready to excel in a future that has limitless possibilities. At St. Mary's & St John's C of E School, we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed, and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, PSHE, and Citizenship lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives. The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through, for example, sporting events, a range of visits, and use of outdoor education centers. Their strong rooted values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference. St Mary’s and St John’s CE School is a Christian center of academic excellence. All of the work that we do is founded on our belief that with God all things are possible. Our work is rooted in Christian values which we aim to both life and teach. Strengthened by these values we strive to nurture and inspire young people, enabling them to excel, develop as individuals and members of a community, and be prepared for successful adult life. SMSJ aims to deliver a breadth and depth of exciting, meaningful, and creative learning experiences. We aim to give our young people the skills, knowledge, and love of learning needed to be curious, independent thinkers and responsible citizens in today’s world. SMSJ values its long-standing service to the community. Our strong foundation has enabled us to grow into the thriving, multi-faith, high-attaining school we are today, providing excellence in teaching and learning for the children of Hendon and beyond. We welcome young people of all faiths into our school community. At SMSJ we strive to nurture each student valuing and developing their skills and talents. At SMSJ we aim to develop young people capable of excelling in life. Our Christian values of faith, hope, and love underpin both our motto and vision. Love means we hold constantly in our minds the belief that we are all uniquely made in the image of God. We strive to nurture each student as a unique individual. Faith links to our unwavering determination to inspire our students to be confident, inspiring young people who love and care for one another. Nourished by our faith we aim to build up our young people to have faith in themselves, faith in God, and be faithful in their service to others. Middle School Years 5 to 8 Sunningfields Road, Hendon, NW4 4QR Upper School Year 9 - 10 Stamford Raffles, Downage, NW4 1AB
  23. As a Catholic school, we are always continuing to raise the standards of education we provide and are guided by our Mission Statement which puts Christ at the heart of every activity. Starting or moving school is a major step for a child and we are conscious of this. We believe that when family, school, and parish work in partnership, your child can make this step securely. Here at St Margaret Mary’s School, we do everything we can to develop the potential of every child who attends our school. Also, we work hard to create and promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs - as explained in our statement - Promoting British Values and Culture. We would welcome the opportunity to work with you as parents as we seek to fulfill our aims and demonstrate that every child in our care matters. The touchstone of an excellent curriculum is that it instills in children a love of learning for its own sake. This means that primary children must not only learn what to study, they must also learn how to study.” (The Primary Curriculum Review Executive Summary p8). Flexible teaching methods are used to meet the purposes of the National Curriculum. For example, the Creative Curriculum is a carefully planned, thematic approach to teaching and learning designed to support children’s natural curiosity and stimulate their creativity. Class teaching, group/individual, and special needs teaching all feature in the structure. At St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Primary School, our children study the following national curriculum subjects: Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Religious Education, Music, Art, Physical Education, History & Geography. We are very fortunate at St Margaret Mary's RC Primary School to have governors who work tirelessly to ensure that our school continues to move forward and achieves the very best for all of our children. Here at St Margaret Mary's R C Primary School, we are lucky enough to have our Forest School site. This outside learning environment gives children across the school fantastic opportunities to explore and learn about the world around them. A number of our staff are trained to plan and deliver wonderful Forest School sessions that are engaging and exciting. Our journey in faith starts at home. As parents, you are the first and most significant educators in your child's life. By having your child baptized, you have expressed your wish to have them brought up within the Catholic faith. Working closely together, forming a partnership between parents and the school, we aspire to nurture the unique qualities of each child and allow them to flourish and grow throughout their primary years. Christ is present in our daily lives and through living out our mission statement. It is more than just part of the curriculum - it is the Catholic ethos that makes St Margaret Mary's a special and inclusive environment where children can learn and grow, with staff that offers outstanding care and guidance to your children. The mission statement, displayed throughout the school and in every classroom. It is our distinctive purpose, it is what makes our school special and it is our remit in our journey - meeting God each day. Jesus Christ is at the heart of everything we do and we use the principles of the 5W's to live his word and become good Christian role models. We aim to bring children closer to God by learning and understanding the teachings of Jesus, so that we can all lead a rich and fulfilling life, helping others and bringing ourselves closer to God. Through our RE curriculum and Sacramental program, we guide children on their journey in faith. Each year group follows the 'Come and See' program all children take part in collective worship, liturgical assemblies and attend Mass in the convent chapel. All children also have the opportunity to learn about other faiths as part of our curriculum. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with certain categories of pupils on a roll on the January Census date. However, since 2012/13 the Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium be extended to include children who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (known as "Ever 6 FSM). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after (LAC) continuously for more than six months and children of Service Personnel (SPC). The Government sees this as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM / LAC / SPC and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches pupils who need it most. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from families in need of support. Since 2012, schools are required to publish information about how they have used the Pupil Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
  24. TSM has been part of the community for over 150 years and has served Balham’s children throughout those years. We are a small one-form entry school that allows myself and my staff to build solid relationships with the children and the families who attend our school. We have created a safe, warm, and friendly atmosphere where children flourish and grow. Our aim is that every child develops a love of learning as well as leaving our school with the best results possible. Our school boasts a fantastic staff including specialist teachers and lead practitioners. We are currently in the top 5% nationally for maths and the top 20% for reading and writing. Our focus on creative and cross-curricular learning is why our children develop a love of learning and why they achieve such amazing results. Our Christian ethos is embedded within all aspects of our school life and all children who attend our school (no matter their religion) reflect on their learning, behavior, and how they can develop into global citizens. Our main values of Kindness, Courage, and Unity are taught to the children from Nursery to Year 6. We use kindness to ensure all children, staff, and governors are treated with respect and we help those who are less fortunate. We are united together as a school and as a community to support everyone. We use courage when facing challenges in our lives when we think we might fail and believing in ourselves when it’s time to move to a new year group or secondary school. Our Vision is Trinity St Mary’s is a multi-cultural community based on Christian values and principles. Children, parents, staff, and governors work together to promote a happy, supportive, and secure learning environment. Our Mission statements are: Creating an environment where positive behavior, self-discipline, and honesty are expected. Promoting an understanding of everyone’s rights and how to respect these rights. Celebrating our Christian distinctiveness as a Church of England School. Valuing and maintaining the partnership between our school and the Parish Church of St Mary’s. Dedicated teaching of Christian values and morals respecting the diversity of our school community. Ensuring that all pupils have equal access to learning using a broad and balanced curriculum, enabling them to achieve their full potential in a safe and secure environment. At Trinity St Mary's CE Primary School we aim to create confident and independent learners by the time children reach Year 6. We believe that it is the enjoyment of learning that fosters self-esteem, self-motivation, and a sense of well-being upon which children thrive, and we aim to provide this in our approach to delivering the curriculum. The curriculum of the school is broad and balanced with the school ethos at the center of how we teach. Great emphasis is placed on planning the curriculum so that there is continuity, progression, and challenge whilst ensuring creativity and inclusion of every pupil. In 2014 our national education system went through significant changes. At TSM we strive to ensure our children receive an excellent first-class education. As a result, we would like to inform you about how we, as a school, address these changes and how we are working to implement them whilst maintaining our high standards. At TSM we view assessment as a very important tool for benchmarking the starting point of a child's education and to track progress and attainment throughout their time at the school. English, mathematics, science, and RE remain very important and core subjects at our school. The National Curriculum sets out in detail what must be taught in each of these subjects for each year group. There is an overview of the curriculum topics available on the school website in the ‘Curriculum’ section, just choose your child’s year group. Trinity St Mary’s is an inclusive school committed to giving all of our pupils every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We provide education for all pupils through a variety of access strategies and the provision of resources and facilities as necessary. All pupils' needs are considered and a range of flexible responses are available to accommodate and value their diversity. Our policy is to support learning through appropriate external specialists, tailored to individual needs. Co-operation between agencies ensures education, health, and care services for children with special educational needs and disabilities are jointly planned and commissioned. We also make sure that parents are involved in and informed about, their child's learning and support. Our Inclusion Manager (SENCO) is Mrs. G Ahmed. She is responsible for coordinating provision for children with additional needs, developing, implementing, and monitoring the school's Inclusion and SEND Policy, and facilitating specialist staff training. The school has been involved in Speech and Language support training by ELKLAN. At present eight adults have been accredited with NVQ Level 3, with two taking part in the training during the spring term, the school also has a teacher specializing in dyslexia and another SEN/EAL teacher taking part in the National Award for SEN Coordination.
  25. TSM has been part of the community for over 150 years and has served Balham’s children throughout those years. We are a small one-form entry school that allows myself and my staff to build solid relationships with the children and the families who attend our school. We have created a safe, warm, and friendly atmosphere where children flourish and grow. Our aim is that every child develops a love of learning as well as leaving our school with the best results possible. Our school boasts a fantastic staff including specialist teachers and lead practitioners. We are currently in the top 5% nationally for maths and the top 20% for reading and writing. Our focus on creative and cross-curricular learning is why our children develop a love of learning and why they achieve such amazing results. Our Christian ethos is embedded within all aspects of our school life and all children who attend our school (no matter their religion) reflect on their learning, behavior, and how they can develop into global citizens. Our main values of Kindness, Courage, and Unity are taught to the children from Nursery to Year 6. We use kindness to ensure all children, staff, and governors are treated with respect and we help those who are less fortunate. We are united together as a school and as a community to support everyone. We use courage when facing challenges in our lives when we think we might fail and believing in ourselves when it’s time to move to a new year group or secondary school. Our Vision is Trinity St Mary’s is a multi-cultural community based on Christian values and principles. Children, parents, staff, and governors work together to promote a happy, supportive, and secure learning environment. Our Mission statements are: Creating an environment where positive behavior, self-discipline, and honesty are expected. Promoting an understanding of everyone’s rights and how to respect these rights. Celebrating our Christian distinctiveness as a Church of England School. Valuing and maintaining the partnership between our school and the Parish Church of St Mary’s. Dedicated teaching of Christian values and morals respecting the diversity of our school community. Ensuring that all pupils have equal access to learning using a broad and balanced curriculum, enabling them to achieve their full potential in a safe and secure environment. At Trinity St Mary's CE Primary School we aim to create confident and independent learners by the time children reach Year 6. We believe that it is the enjoyment of learning that fosters self-esteem, self-motivation, and a sense of well-being upon which children thrive, and we aim to provide this in our approach to delivering the curriculum. The curriculum of the school is broad and balanced with the school ethos at the center of how we teach. Great emphasis is placed on planning the curriculum so that there is continuity, progression, and challenge whilst ensuring creativity and inclusion of every pupil. In 2014 our national education system went through significant changes. At TSM we strive to ensure our children receive an excellent first-class education. As a result, we would like to inform you about how we, as a school, address these changes and how we are working to implement them whilst maintaining our high standards. At TSM we view assessment as a very important tool for benchmarking the starting point of a child's education and to track progress and attainment throughout their time at the school. English, mathematics, science, and RE remain very important and core subjects at our school. The National Curriculum sets out in detail what must be taught in each of these subjects for each year group. There is an overview of the curriculum topics available on the school website in the ‘Curriculum’ section, just choose your child’s year group. Trinity St Mary’s is an inclusive school committed to giving all of our pupils every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We provide education for all pupils through a variety of access strategies and the provision of resources and facilities as necessary. All pupils' needs are considered and a range of flexible responses are available to accommodate and value their diversity. Our policy is to support learning through appropriate external specialists, tailored to individual needs. Co-operation between agencies ensures education, health, and care services for children with special educational needs and disabilities are jointly planned and commissioned. We also make sure that parents are involved in and informed about, their child's learning and support. Our Inclusion Manager (SENCO) is Mrs. G Ahmed. She is responsible for coordinating provision for children with additional needs, developing, implementing, and monitoring the school's Inclusion and SEND Policy, and facilitating specialist staff training. The school has been involved in Speech and Language support training by ELKLAN. At present eight adults have been accredited with NVQ Level 3, with two taking part in the training during the spring term, the school also has a teacher specializing in dyslexia and another SEN/EAL teacher taking part in the National Award for SEN Coordination. View full school
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