A Message from the Headteacher
I would like to warmly welcome you to St Michael and St John’s RC Primary School and hope that you find the information on our website useful and informative.
St Michael and St John’s is a wonderful Catholic Community and our mission statement
“Following the example of Jesus, together we learn, love and respect one another to be the best we can be,” encompasses our vision for our school with the children at the very centre. All that we do and achieve is underpinned by our distinctly catholic ethos.
My aim as Headteacher is that we work together for the benefit of the whole community, providing a safe, happy and hardworking atmosphere in which all our pupils and staff are encouraged and supported to give their best and make the most of all learning opportunities offered to them within a well-disciplined and nurturing environment. At St Michael and St John’s your child will feel valued and their unique qualities and talents will be recognised and celebrated.
Our pupils are wonderful and along with our dedicated staff and governors, make our school a very special place to be. We are very proud of the behaviour, achievements and talents of our pupils who thrive and eagerly embrace all the opportunities that St Michael and St John’s has to offer.
I am honoured to be the Headteacher of St Michael and St John’s as we continue to work together to move forward on our improvement journey and to ensure that all our pupils reach their full potential.
Visitors frequently comment and praise the caring ethos that exists within our school family. You are very welcome to come and see this for yourself.
We embrace the strong links within our parish of Our Lady of the Valley and our church St Michael and St John’s. We also enjoy close links with St Augustine’s High School. Our children are given regular opportunities to explore their spirituality through whole school Masses, class Masses, liturgies and assemblies.
I believe that providing the best education relies very much on an active partnership between home, parish and school. We want to encourage our families to come and discuss with us any issues related to your child’s education. We send home regular information such as dojos, newsletters, parent emails, have an up to date website and twitter/facebook page to keep our families informed. Our school has an 'open door policy’ and if you have any queries or concerns about any school related matter, then please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher, the Deputy Headteacher or myself either by speaking to us informally in the playground, by e mail or by telephone. You an also make an appointment to speak to any member of staff at a mutually convenient time, Mrs Long will be happy to arrange this for you.
As a parent of two school age children I know how important it is to feel confident that your children are in a happy, safe place that will enable them to become citizens we can all be proud of.
If you are a parent/carer, I thank you for choosing our school for your child and if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs Z M Mabbott.