Head Teacher’s Welcome

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.  

Jane Parker

 

Children’s Voice

The last year has been very difficult for everybody. Normal routines and opportunities have not always taken place due to the rules and regulations around COVID-19. However, the staff have adapted the way in which they work to make sure that everybody receives the best possible opportunities

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. Despite the challenges, 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 be able to offer a lot of school clubs at St Clement’s. Even though we have had to change the way we run them, we have breakfast club, drama club, football, cross country, study club, netball, guitar and booster sessions. Hopefully, as things return to normal, we will add more throughout the year so keep a look out for these!

Unfortunately, whole school gatherings have had to stop for the time being. Usually, 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 so we hope that we can resume this very soon.

We have been enjoying our PE lessons and practising our skills with the new equipment that has been purchased. Since September, we have entered a range of virtual competitions such as; football, basketball and multi sports. We hope to carry on and enter even more in the next few months.

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. We have also been collecting food for the St Clement’s food bank this past year.

This past year we have found it difficult to allow parents to come into school which we are really disappointed about as we like to get our parents involved as much as we can. In the coming months, we hope to offer opportunities for parents to come in to take part in Big Read sessions and hold mornings for parents to learn about staying safe on the internet and the methods we use in maths.

As a Christian school, our values are very important to us and whole school worships are a big part of that.  Through our work in class bubbles and remote learning, we have still been able to take part in worship and RE lessons. We have also used this time to think about ‘Big Questions’ and debate these with the rest of our class.

School council are hoping to make some more changes this year (when it is safe to do so) 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.

 

(Jan 2021)