A warm welcome to St Thomas (Halliwell) CE Primary School website. I hope you will find it informative and of interest. I strongly encourage you to visit our school to experience at first hand the happiness and enthusiasm that runs throughout.
The children, staff and governors share enormous pride in this school where every opportunity is offered to inspire children in their learning. We provide a high quality education for all our pupils, enhanced by a safe, caring and positive atmosphere. Underpinned by our strong Christian ethos, every child is valued and treated as a unique individual. We offer them learning experiences which are memorable and allow them to develop skills to cope with the ever-changing world around them. We ensure children’s specific needs are catered for, whether it is developing specific skills and talents or helping them persevere with any area of the curriculum or school life that is more challenging.
The curriculum that we provide is both relevant and challenging and is designed to develop the full potential of all our children. We provide stimulating well-resourced learning environments and expect the highest standards of work and behaviour from all of our pupils.
We believe it is of paramount importance to form partnerships with parents, the church and the wider community in the life of the school, ensuring the links between school and home are strong and support our pupils learning. We value the opinions of all members of our learning community and we use feedback to help us improve the provision we provide for the children in our care.
We are continually striving for improvement and we will do everything possible to ensure that your child is happy at our school by offering the highest standards of education and promoting their well-being through the development of Christian values.
We are proud of our school and what we achieve everyday.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information or would like to visit the school you would be more than welcome.
Mrs Abigail Fielden
Thank you for visiting our school’s website.
As governors we are very proud of St Thomas’ school. Hopefully you’ve seen us around school already and many of you will be aware of the work we do to help make our school an even better place to learn and grow.
We try to make our school better by using our own experience and knowledge; by listening and talking to every child and every adult in school; by making sure everyone’s voice is heard; by setting a good example and by challenging everyone in school to work hard and achieve as much as possible.
Of course, St Thomas’ is a church school, and the Christian teachings are very important. Some of our governors are appointed by St Thomas Church, some are appointed by the local authority, some are parents and some of our governors are members of staff. Importantly, we welcome governors of all faiths.
We come into school as often as we can. Much of our time is spent in meetings with Mrs Fielden and other members of staff but we also like to spend plenty of time in lessons and getting involved in school activities.
So the next time you see us in school, please say hello!
Mr David Pott
Chair of Governors
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Our rolling program for our values curriculum, our school prayer and songs, Learning environments, Community, Church School Awards
Use your blog login to access Purple Mash! Purple Mash enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way.
Bug Club is the only whole-school reading programme that brilliantly combines an online reading world with fantastic print books, and assessment tools
Our Library system in school!
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Our Vision Statement
To maximise individual potential and develop the whole child by enabling personal excellence and success. Through our extensive Christian values, we provide the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to face new challenges with enthusiasm and confidence.
We will strive to make our school a place where staff, governors and parents work actively together to ensure children flourish and receive a rich, inspiring, dynamic and engaging education, enabling each child to become a lifelong learner, aspiring to high standards of achievement in all areas of their life.
Our vision is to create a school that transforms individuals and is under pinned with Christian values – where everyone feels happy, valued, has the opportunity to explore and develop their strengths and is able to participate in new experiences. We aim to become an inspirational school to produce good citizens for the future in an atmosphere that promotes confidence, high academic achievement, physical health and emotional well-being.
We value every member of the school community through the recognition of individual strengths and the development of potential.
We encourage each person in the school community to see they are uniquely valued and that their gifts and potential will be nurtured and developed.
We build high self-esteem in all associated with our school in order that they will respect and care for themselves and for others.
We promote positive relationships between everyone involved with the school, including the local parish church and the wider community.
We maintain and further develop productive home-school links, so that parents, carers and staff work as true partners in learning.
We help each child prepare for the next stage of their education and their future life.
To provide opportunities with a highly engaging, broad and balanced curriculum so that each child can achieve success and can fulfill his or her potential.
To develop rounded individuals socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and creatively.
To provide a welcoming, safe and stimulating environment where everyone is listened to and respected.
To encourage and enable the continuous professional development of staff, ensuring effective communication between all.
To display a commitment towards making St Thomas a sustainable school, actively focusing on a wide range of environmental issues.
To nurture strong partnerships and positive relationships with parents, carers and the wider community.
To recognise and celebrate success in all aspects of school life.
To build on our Christian foundations to provide a secure and creative environment where children are nurtured and can achieve their individual potential.
We work together to:
Create a caring and happy learning community in which Christian values are practiced and promoted through all that we do and say.
Promote qualities of respect, high self-esteem, resilience, self-motivation and ambition in every child.
Ensure that equality of opportunity is exercised through all aspects of our school life, regardless of gender, ethnicity, additional needs and beliefs.
Value each person for their uniqueness and nurture and develop their gifts and potential.
Ensure that each member of the school knows they belong and accepts the responsibility of caring for one another and for Gods world.
Provide children with an exciting, safe, secure and happy learning environment, where trust, respect and understanding are modelled and evident at all times through positive relationships.