It is with great pleasure that I welcome you and your child to St. Leonard’s Primary School. Primary education is one of the most important experiences of a child’s life. At St. Leonard’s Primary School we aim to promote excitement, enjoyment and an enthusiasm for learning that will last throughout their life.
At St. Leonard’s Primary School every child is valued and encouraged to realise their potential within a caring and purposeful environment.
Children begin their learning journey by developing their confidence, independence and self esteem; they are encouraged to become self disciplined, responsible and highly motivated learners. Our website is designed to help you, but please do not hesitate to contact school in order that we may answer any further questions that you may have. You are most welcome to visit us and see us at work.
Mrs Helen Spearing, Headteacher
Our mission statement at St. Leonard's is:
Our school values are:
CARING, RESILIENT, RESPECTFUL, REFLECTIVE, CONFIDENT, RESPONSIBLE
These values are reflected in all our work at St. Leonard's Primary School.
|It is with enormous pleasure that I write to share the fantastic news that our school has once again been rated ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted. This fantastic news follows a two-day Ofsted inspection, which as you know took place last month. I am delighted that Ofsted has recognised all the excellent work going on here at St. Leonard’s and what a ‘special place’ the school truly is. The inspectors noted how we have “high expectations and are aspirational for our pupils.” The report also recognised the school’s positive ethos, which reflects our school’s values. We could not have achieved this without your support, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you, your fantastic children and our dedicated staff for their hard work, and commitment, which has helped to make St. Leonard’s such an amazing place to learn, work and succeed. The report highlights many key strengths of our school. Some of the areas that make us very proud include: Leaders place a great emphasis on pupils’ physical and mental well-being. The school’s positive ethos reflects the school’s values. Pupils enjoy warm and caring relationships with each other and with school staff. Pupils say that they are well looked after. They know that if they have a concern or a worry, including about bullying, an adult will help them sort it out. Leaders have planned the curriculum carefully to broaden pupils’ experiences and deepen their learning. Pupils develop as independent, resourceful learners. Leaders have high expectations and are aspirational for their pupils. This drive and ambition have led to better reading, writing and mathematics for all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils. Reading is a high priority. Pupils achieve high standards. Teachers help pupils who fall behind to catch up quickly. Subject leaders ensure that teachers are clear about what pupils need to learn next. Leaders and teachers support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) well. The support they give is comprehensive and meets the needs of pupils with social and emotional needs as well as those who need academic support. Pupils with SEND achieve really well. The curriculum extends beyond the academic. Pupils learn social skills such as helping one another and resolving conflicts. In early years the curriculum meets the needs of learners exceptionally well. Leadership is strong. Leaders have established clear policies and procedures which help everyone to know how to keep children safe. The report will also be on the Website by the end of the day and on the OSTED site within 5 working days. Happy Reading!|
Reception Class Open Days
|Was your child bornbetween1st September 2015 and31st August 2016? If so you will need to apply for a place at PrimarySchool for September 2020. You can apply online at www.staffordshire.gov/admissionsFrom 1st November 2019 The closing date for applications is 15th January 2020 We would like to welcome you and your child to join us at St. Leonard’s Primary School St. Leonard’s Avenue, Stafford ST17 4LT on either of the following dates: Wednesday 23rd October from 9.30am to 11am or Monday 18th November from 1.30pm – 3pm There is no need to pre-book, just drop in. We look forward to meeting you! Please share this information with someone you know who has a child due to start Primary School in September 2010.|
Meet Peggy, Our School Dog!
|We would like to introduce you to Peggy, she is a Springer Spaniel. Peggy belongs to Mrs Hensley, who has very generously agreed that she can become our School Dog. There has been a comprehensive risk assessment completed and Peggy is fully insured, which includes public liability insurance. Peggy will be kept clean and healthy, with all her vaccinations up to date. Her claws will be kept short and she will be trained not to jump up at children. She is already being conditioned to being in school. Children will not be allowed to feed her or be with her unsupervised. During her rest periods she will be in her secure bed away from the children and noise. Whilst in school, Peggy will be on a leash at all times, she may at times go into the playground to play games with some of the children. Lots of schools have School Dogs, because studies have shown that they can improve the well-being of children and lower the rate of anxiety, simply by making the environment happier, more enjoyable and less forbidding. There is also evidence that “reading dogs” can break down barriers and help children to develop their literacy skills. By introducing Peggy into the school environment we hope she will enrich children’s learning, teach them patience, compassion, responsibility and socialisation skills.|
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