Our 7 Christian Values: Faith, Hope, Love, Respect, Forgiveness, Compassion & Thankfulness
Our mission statement:
We encourage and inspire children to aim high and challenge themselves in everything they do.
As a compassionate, Christian school, we are strong in our faith. We believe in love and forgiveness and are thankful for the opportunities we have to live and learn in our community.
(REVIEWED JULY 2019)
“91% of our pupils agree that St Clements is a good school”
(Pupil Survey June 2019)
“100% of parent/carers agree that their child/ren are happy and safe at St Clements School”
(Parent/Carer Survey October 2019)
Welcome to our website, we hope you enjoy it and are able to gain a picture of what we do at St Clements.
St Clements is continuing to work very hard to raise the standard of teaching, raise achievement and to develop leadership and management at all levels in school. This was recognised during our OFSTED inspection in February 2020 where school secured a good judgement after previously being judged as requires improvement.
I know that I speak for the Governors and staff when I say that we are proud of what we offer pupils and their families.
We teach the full curriculum in all year groups- it is not narrowed and as a result, our pupils are able to enthusiastically tell us what they have learnt in a range of subjects. Our subject leaders have created sequenced and detailed plans that focus on the knowledge and skills children should be achieving in all subjects.
We place a very high importance on pupils feeling happy and safe and all of us showing respect towards one another.
We also pride ourselves on knowing each child as an individual due to our nurturing and caring environment which is underpinned by our Christian values. We are proud to have strong links with our church and a range of other agencies.
*We have an involved governing body that knows our school well and challenges us to do even better by working with us on monitoring standards of teaching, pupil’s work and speaking to pupils about what is going well and what we can do even better.
*Our staff have a wealth of experience and are a committed, hardworking staff team.
*We have an exciting, creative curriculum that our parent/carers think is great due to how the trips and visitors into school bring learning to life. We place a high priority on communicating with parent/carers so that they are fully aware of how their child is doing in school, how they can get involved in school life and to work with us when issues may arise. We e-mail the weekly newsletter out to them and keep them in touch with what their child has achieved and what they are learning through the class dojo system.
We recognise the importance of working with the whole family and as a result, parent/carers are welcome to come into school or receive support from our Family Support team on a range of issues.
Nothing but the best is good enough for our pupils and families and we look forward to continuing to work in partnership with all stakeholders to achieve our goal of becoming a truly outstanding school.
At St Clement’s, teachers make learning fun by organising special days and weeks for us to progress further in different areas of the curriculum. In the past year we have taken part in a variety of different activities including: experience days, visits from the emergency services, European School Sports Day, Anti-Bullying Week, Safer Internet Day, Road Safety Week, Children In Need and Careers Week to name just a few!
We are lucky enough to have lots of school clubs on offer at St Clement’s. We have breakfast club, drama club, gymnastics, singing, football, cross country, study club, netball, guitar and booster sessions. More will be added throughout the year so keep a look out for these! Each class has the opportunity to show the rest of the school what they have been learning about through a class worship where parents are invited in. We really enjoy this opportunity to explore drama and show off what we have learned.
We have been enjoying our PE lessons and practising our skills with the new equipment that has been purchased. Last year we entered lots of different competitions; football, tennis, basketball, netball, swimming, cross country and change 4 life festivals. We are really excited about representing our school in these.
We are especially proud of the amount of charity and fundraising work that our school does. Some examples of these are the summer and Christmas fairs, movie nights, and Macmillan coffee mornings. We also collect donations for the homeless at Christmas. The Friends of St Clement’s group put on a lot of events for us to help raise money for the school. These are always really fun.
This past year we have tried really hard to get our parents involved as much as we can. We have offered opportunities for parents to come in to take part in Big Read sessions on a Friday. We have held mornings for parents to learn about staying safe on the internet and the methods we use in maths. We enjoy it when our parents come in to school.
As a Christian school, our values are very important to us. We enjoy class worship on Tuesday mornings, visitors in assemblies who come in to talk to us or play live music and question of the week. We also enjoy our whole school RE creative projects and ethos days.
One of the most exciting things to happen this year is for our Forest School to be finished. Children in different year groups have been taking part in sessions every Monday afternoon. We have learnt lots of exciting new things that we have tried to add to other parts of our lives.
School council are hoping to make some more changes this year to further improve our already great school! We are hoping to get more children involved in school including having a say in changes that are made.