Letter from the Headteacher

Thank you for visiting our website.

I have been the headteacher at St. Marys since September 2022. St. Mary’s is a one-from entry school that has a nurturing, family ethos. Its beautiful grounds, caring children and warm, supportive community make the school an amazing place to be.

Our talented, professional staff and dedicated Governing Body, are devoted to the families of St. Mary’s and recognise the importance of building strong, positive relationships. We see parents as partners in children’s learning and we welcome and value their involvement and support in school. We strongly believe that it is by working together, your child will achieve their full potential.

At St. Marys we aim for high standards in everything we do. We believe our school is warm, welcoming and inclusive; a place where all children are supported and encouraged to love learning and to develop their skills and talents through the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. We support all children at an individual level, whatever their learning strengths and needs.

The core National Curriculum is further enhanced through our extended curriculum and enrichment activities; including sporting opportunities, music tuition, specialist teaching, drama, productions and school trips. We are passionate about developing the whole child through a broad, balanced curriculum, ensuring your child leaves St Mary’s prepared for their lives ahead.

At the heart of all we do is Jesus, the greatest teacher of all. We foster an environment of love and forgiveness and encourage all our children to be the best that they can be by living out our school Mission Statement ‘With God all things are Possible’.

We are confident that the years spent by your child at St. Mary’s will be happy and successful and we hope that when your children leave us to go on to secondary education, they will be equipped with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to meet any new challenges with confidence. But above all, we hope that their love of God, nurtured during their years with us, will sustain them throughout their lives.

We are never complacent and are continually looking for ways in which we can improve the school further. We hope that you enjoy browsing through our school website and that is will answer many of your questions but should you have further queries, please telephone, email or visit the school. We welcome visits, so that you can see us in action and see for yourself why St. Mary’s is such a special place to be and what we can offer your child. I am truly blessed to lead such an incredible school!

With the warmest of wishes,

Mrs Deborah Faryniarz

School Values and Ethos

At St Mary’s we know that ‘With God All Things are Possible’ (Matthew 19:26). Everything we do is underpinned by our core Christian values which are at the heart of daily ‘learning and caring for each other’ in all aspects of our school life.

Creativity * Perseverance * Love * Respect * Forgiveness

Our School Mission Statement:

St. Mary’s is a warm, happy, welcoming Church of England Primary School where children feel safe and everyone is valued, respected as an individual and encouraged to achieve their full potential. Learning and caring for each other.

Our school aims to:

*promote Christian values and teach the children to have respect for and an understanding of other faiths and cultures.

*affirm, nurture, develop and challenge all children on their spiritual journey.

*encourage the children to enjoy their learning and develop lively enquiring minds.

*encourage pupils to think creatively, question, communicate effectively and apply themselves successfully to tasks.

*provide a broad, balanced curriculum which will enable pupils to acquire the knowledge and skills relevant for the ever changing world in which they live.

*to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing so that pupils can express themselves creatively and imaginatively and can communicate with others effectively.

*to help children to apply mathematical skills and knowledge appropriately and effectively so that they can reason logically, solve problems and think in abstract ways.

*to provide all pupils with opportunities to respond to the world through creative experiences.

*to have the highest expectations of the children and also help them set challenging targets for themselves.

*to develop self-esteem so that children value and care for each other, recognising and celebrating individuality.

*to promote a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating choices and exercise

*to nurture our partnership with the parish of St. Mary’s and the Diocese of Manchester.

Learning and caring for each other.