“St. Michael’s Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations, and living out the Christian faith, is committed to providing every child with an excellent education.”
We promote our Vision through the key words:
‘Create – Equip – Partner’
We Strive to be the Best!
At St Michael’s C.E Primary School we strive to be the best. Whether it is results, attainment or enjoyment, we always want ourselves, and the children to achieve the best they can. We are not a school that goes for every single award on offer. Rather, we work towards the awards which we know will have the most positive impact upon our school as well as being beneficial for the pupils.
Inclusion are no exception to this and over the past few years the Inclusion Team have been developing the systems policies and procedures we have in place. This has resulted in the school being officially recognised for the work it has achieved. Please read below our awards to date:
A celebration of our Dyslexia Award Re-Accreditation – November 2018
St. Michael’s CE School are delighted to announce that we have achieved reaccreditation for the DYSLEXIA AWARD.
This award is a major achievement for the school community and recognises the hard work and commitment the staff have towards those who have dyslexia. The Inspection for the award took place in October 2018.
March: B.I.G (Bullying Intervention Award) Re-Accreditation 2017
At St. Michael’s we take notice of and adhere to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People.
The Board of Governors and staff of St. Michael’s CE School fully recognise the responsibilities and duty placed upon them to have arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils at the school. We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting pupils from harm. We believe that our school should provide a safe, caring, positive, and stimulating environment in which pupils can learn and which promotes the social, physical and emotional wellbeing of each individual pupil. For this reason we have worked very hard to ensure that the pupils at St. Michael’s feel safe and protected, wherever possible form bullying. We promote the B.I.G. commitment to be able to demonstrate we:
- Are working to an externally agreed standard;
- Have consistent and embedded good practice;
- Fully include all children and young people;
- Tailor bullying intervention work to suit our needs;
- Ensure that every child is enabled to fulfil their true educational potential, or enjoy their community activities, without fear of being bullied.
The B.I.G. (Bullying Intervention Award) is given for excellence in bullying intervention and is offered to schools, services, groups or Local Authorities whose community work tirelessly to meet the externally agreed criteria to be awarded. The criteria are carefully managed to suit the needs of different organisations.
We are very proud here at St. Michael’s because, for the second consecutive time, we have been awarded this prestigious award for our consistent and positive approach towards tackling bullying across the school and for promoting a positive and safe environment for the pupils at our school.
As stated by B.I.G: This award shows that your school or service takes bullying seriously enough to work towards accepted good practice. It gives parents and children/young people confidence in your approach to bullying. It will help improve attainment and wellbeing It provides skills and knowledge to your staff Existing local authority accreditation awards will be recognised within the new award scheme.
Please read the feedback report and we ask that you note the very positive comments about our school.
November: Local Authority Validation Visit November 2016
On November 16th an Inspector from the Local Authority visited the school to assess the standard of Inclusion within our school. The Inspector stayed for the morning and carried out the following review tasks:
- Touring the Inclusion department and viewing the resources to hand;
- Carrying out Learning Walks and visiting classes to see interventions in operation;
- Looking at Inclusion evidence portfolio and reviewing the documentation, policies and procedures;
- Meeting with the Inclusion Team and putting them through their paces about the work they do, assessment of pupils with specific needs, monitoring and ongoing tracking.
All in all a very comprehensive and thorough review.
We are delighted to report that we were found to be an exemplar model for inclusion and supporting pupils with specific educational and behavioural needs and that the team were commended for all that they do. We do have an outstanding Inclusion department and all the work carried out by the staff is of an exceptionally high standard. Well done to our Inclusion Team.