Our Vision And Ethos
Learning to live, living to learn, learning from Christ
We believe as a Church of England school, in Jesus' promise of life in all its fullness. We are all created in the image of God and so we respect the inherent worth of every child. It is our duty and privilege to provide the best possible education for our children.
Our ambition, underpinned by our Christian faith, is to provide an outstanding education for all our children, which develops and nurtures the whole child so each individual can flourish confidently in life, now and the future.
We will deliver an excellent education academically and for the whole person.
We promote an inclusive, nurturing culture based on our Christian values, which fosters hope and aspiration, values each individual (pupil and teacher) and supports their emotional well being. We ensure that each child has a voice and is treated with dignity and respect.
We deliver a safe environment for effective and fun learning and teaching. We use our unique location and environment imaginatively
We work together as a vibrant community with our children, parents, St James Church, and our neighbourhood.
We want every child to enjoy their time at St James Primary School, flourishing and excelling whilst they are with us. They will leave us ready for the next stage of education, prepared for life long learning.
We offer a breadth of curriculum opportunities by collaborating with other schools and using our resources creatively, enabling our children to thrive and broaden their horizons.
Nisi dominus frustra
Unless the LORD builds the house we labour in vain. Psalm 127 v1
What does this mean for the children at St James Primary School?
Here's what they think...
Delivering an excellent education
We are learning new things; we have excellent teachers; we can ask for help; we can be great at what we do
Promoting an inclusive, nuturing culture
We are all equal; we value everyone here; we are kind; we make friends; we look out for each other; we are welcoming; we are all different; we are respectful of everyone and everything; we are all important; we are all part of the school family; we can speak up; we like to help each other
Delivering a safe environment for effective and fun learning and teaching
We stay safe; we listen to each other; we listen to our teachers; we have fun; we can learn; we have imaginations; we are heard
Working together as a vibrant community
We co operate and work well with others; we are hopeful; we are welcoming; we treat everyone with dignity and respect; we believe in different things
Enjoying our time at St James
We are learning to find our place in the world; we are getting ready for secondary school; we have fun; we are grateful for all that we have
Offering a breadth of curriculum
We are trying new things; we like to learn