Stanley St Peter’s CE (VC) Primary School – School Vision
Unlock Potential, Celebrate Success
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me”
We strengthen our school family through Friendship, Forgiveness, Honesty and Acceptance
We unlock the potential of our school family through Courage and Perseverance
We celebrate the success of everyone
“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5: 15-16
Our aim is to create a happy school where all children have an equal opportunity to develop socially, physically, intellectually, emotionally and morally by way of a broad and balanced curriculum and through stimulating, engaging and challenging teaching in a supportive Christian environment.
We strive to ensure that everyone at St Peter's realises their potential and has the opportunity to be successful.
We use our school vision 'Unlock Potential, Celebrate Success' to promote positive attitudes to learning and to motivate our children to succeed in all that they do.
Stanley St. Peter’s Primary is a Church of England controlled school. Governors and staff are proud of this distinction and welcome the opportunity to place the Christian faith at the heart of our school.
Our school values:
Friendship, Forgiveness, Courage, Perseverance, Honesty and Acceptance
St Peter's Day
We celebrated St Peter's Day and used it to launch our new school values chosen by the children:
The winners of the competition to draw a picture representing these values was also announced. You can see the winners' work below.
Our Curriculum Drivers
Our curriculum drivers are areas that we value as a school (in addition to our School Values); they give an added dimension to the children's learning and are embedded throughout our curriculum. They provide a mechanism to allow us to develop children as a whole, equip them for the future and broaden their cultural capital in order to promote social mobility.
If we are to realise our school vision of 'Unlock Potential, Celebrate Success' our children need to be provided with the opportunities to do so. Children cannot aspire to things that they have never encountered. We will broaden our children's horizons, by nurturing their interests as well as encouraging fearlessness of what is new or unknown and by providing them with a vast array of experiences.
Staff in each year group have devised a list of ‘Curriculum Promises’ – opportunities that they promise they will deliver to the children.
Opportunities that were presented to our children last year included: enjoying a writer's workshop delivered by the author Luke Temple; tasting foods from other countries; participation in the Bikeability programme; representing our school in virtual sports tournaments; educational visits; visitors to school; and being given leadership roles within school, to name but a few!
We will enable our children to develop the emotional literacy and excellent manners required in order for them to experience positive relationships based on mutual respect. We feel that developing our school as a learning community is key to enable them to 'Unlock Potential and Celebrate Success'. Through parental and community involvement, we strive to enhance the learning for both pupils and adults. We want to encourage parents' and carers' involvement and for them to feel welcome and valued in our school. We aim to help children understand that they are part of a global community in which they have an instrumental role to play. We believe in the power of the school community to enhance and change lives.
Our whole school feature length nativity was shared with all the local nursing homes for the residents to enjoy; we launched the Safer Schools app in December 2020 to empower and educate both parents and children as they navigate the world of technology and social media; and we have very strong links with the local parish and local library. This academic year, now that COVID restrictions have been lifted, we intend to reintroduce inviting parents into school for a whole host of events such as: our Beginning of Year (BOY) meetings; coffee mornings; Homework Exhibition Project afternoons; Celebrations Collective Worships; Curriculum Talent Awards; Values Awards; and our Grab a Book with a Grown Up sessions.
Children need to know more about the world, and the people and cultures within it than what is on their doorstep. They need to experience the richness of the world's diversity, have the opportunity to challenge stereotypes and develop a commitment to promoting equal opportunities for all. Our children will understand that difference is a positive, not a negative, and that individual characteristics make people unique.
Last year, our children celebrated Black History Month, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Anti-Bullying Week, Autism Awareness Day, enjoyed a Diwali dance workshop and was part of the All Together Anti-Bullying campaign and the Let's Celebrate Black Lives project. All our classes were named after historically significant figures and this year, all of our classes are named after artists and, once again, there is a good spread of gender, race, sexuality and disability to promote diversity and inclusion.