We celebrate the value
of each child and set high
expectations of them.
Our School is a Christian Community in which pupils, staff, parents, governors and parishioners are working together, within a safe, healthy and stimulating learning environment, to achieve education of the highest possible quality, in order to prepare pupils to meet the challenge of their futures.
We celebrate the value of each child and set high expectations of them in our endeavour to sustain and develop their gifts and talents.
- To create and sustain a happy environment in which all can experience and develop a love of
learning through actively promoting positive relationships between all adults and pupils;
- To build upon the positive strengths of our School Community, it’s building and
environment; endeavouring to use the schools resources to the best of our ability.
- To recognise and celebrate the value of each child and to help individual child to reach their
full potential in all areas of their development by setting standards and expectations at the
- To strive for excellence in all we do in providing the highest quality teaching and learning
situations, using a rich variety of activities within a broad, balanced, and coherent
- To ensure that all children receive their statutory entitlement within the legal requirements
of the National Curriculum.
- To ensure that all children are provided with the highest quality resources for learning,
within the constraints of the school budget.
- To develop further children’s understanding, skills and knowledge necessary and relevant to
their adult life within a rapidly changing society.
- To seek to provide equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, gender, disability and
- To foster a Christian ethos in which children develop a respect and understanding of
Christianity through living within a caring, loving and committed community.
- To foster a respect and understanding of different faiths, cultures and backgrounds.
- To develop children’s personal responsibility, sensitivity to their environment, social skills
and cultural awareness within the School Community and in the wider context of local,
national and world issues.
- To enhance communications between staff, governors, parents, parishioners and the local
community of Saddleworth and develop further their involvement within our School.
January School Update
Unfortunately we are not able to open the school to all children on Monday 4th January. Please see the letter below.
What to do if you have symptoms of coronavirus
The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are usually mild, but some people can become very unwell.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- High temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).
- New, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
- Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different from normal.
Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.
Getting a test
You can get a test through the Government website. This can be at one of the local test centres or through the post. In exceptional circumstances where attending a test centre or receiving a test pack through the post is not possible, please contact school for support.
Statement of Intent for the full return of pupils
On September 3rd we are looking forward to all our children returning to school. We fully understand that, for some children, they may be anxious. We also understand that parents may be concerned about their child(ren) being behind in their education.
Please be assured that we have been preparing, over the holidays, to ensure that all children are happy, comfortable and well supported in school.
Firstly we have deployed staff to support our most vulnerable children, these children have been invited into school on 2nd September to meet their teacher and see their classroom in advance of the start date.
During our 2 days INSET all staff have completed training on how to support children returning to school after lockdown.
On the first day back your child will be greeted at the new classroom by their old teacher. They will spend the first hour with this teacher and then be introduced to their new teacher. (except Year 6 who will be greeted by Miss Harold).
Our priority in the first weeks of school is the mental health of all our children. We will be focusing our curriculum on personal, social, emotional and health education. We will talk to children about their experiences of lockdown and their concerns and worries about returning to school. We will complete a questionnaire with our children and develop the curriculum to suit their needs.
Within the first week we will assess your child in reading, writing and maths using the previous years curriculum. This will be analysed and the curriculum for the first half term built around their needs. We have yet to receive information regarding the Government ‘catch up’ scheme but we anticipate this in the next couple of weeks. Once we understand the starting point of your child we will ensure that they are supported with the whole class, in groups and individually to ensure that they ‘catch up’. We will again assess before the October half term and again prior to Christmas. This will allow us to constantly refine the curriculum.
Our intention is to have every child back on track by the end of this academic year. This includes children who were at greater depth last year.
We want to work closely with parents. We are planning a parents’ Evening in October (we are working on how we do this) and are looking at ways to keep parents informed about their child’s progress throughout the year.
We fully understand that parents and children are anxious but we are ready to support our families in any way we can. Although we cannot meet with parents on a ad hoc basis if parents wants to speak to the class teacher please email in the request and we will contact you as soon as possible.