Welcome to St Andrew's CE Primary School!
Welcome to St Andrew’s CE Primary School. It is a real privilege to be Headteacher of such a vibrant and caring school. Our school has that special something that is hard to describe but it makes you feel good to be part of. It flourishes on a culture of high expectations and Christian values where everyone is dedicated to making a difference to the children in our care. We aim to give our children the very best possible start to their education, developing their personal aspirations and a lifelong love of learning.
St Andrew’s is a restless and visionary school, with a strong team of staff and governors. We are well supported by all stakeholders including our parents, PTA, (SASA), our church and the wider community. Our educational vision has safe and happy children as central to all we do. We aim for every child to be motivated by their learning so that they themselves are driven to be the best that they can be. Our inspirational and talented staff team are committed to every child achieving in all areas of school life.
If you would like to visit and see all this for yourself, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01844 351353. We look forward to seeing you very soon.
Mrs Annette Mashru - Headteacher
St Andrew, after whom our school is named, was known for being a hardworking fisherman and a faithful companion. He was the disciple who brought the lunch of one child for Jesus to share with the 5000.
At St Andrew’s CE Primary School, we aim to bring children to a place where they can realise their full potential.
Our Christian values are the foundation of all we do and each one is a facet of the central value, love, which ‘always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.’ (1Corinthians 13:7)
Protect, Trust, Hope and Persevere
Our school is built on our Christian values. We work together to reflect the love of God in all that we do. Our aim is to support the intellectual, emotional, social, physical and spiritual development of all our pupils by:
• Everyone playing an important role in contributing to the positive ethos evident in our school.
• Establishing a sense of belonging to the school and the extensive community with an ability to respect the rights of and be inclusive of others.
• Developing children’s spiritual development and moral practice so it impacts on their love of learning and the wider school community.
• Building on the respectful relationships existing between staff, pupils and all stakeholders in our school.
• Nurturing resilience and the aspiration to develop a sense of curiosity and interest in the wider world.
• Setting high expectations to enable pupils to become independent, creative and resilient learners in a restless school
• Encouraging a mind-set that allows everyone to learn by their mistakes and adopts a ‘can do’ approach towards challenge.
• Embracing safe practices and effective pastoral systems to foster emotional wellbeing and healthy lifestyle choices.
• Motivating pupils to develop as active global citizens who challenge injustice and inequality, advocating change so that all children's rights are respected no matter who they are or where in the world they live.
• Learning starts with the views and ideas of the child (Article 12), allowing them to be free to express their thoughts and opinions (Article 13).