Kickstart Job Opportunities

St Mary’s CE Primary School is supporting the Kickstart Scheme which offers six-month jobs for young people aged 16 to 24 years old who are currently claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.

While at St Mary’s, they will access specific training to support them to develop transferable skills that are aimed at increasing their chances of sustained employment.

If you know anyone who would be interested, please use the link below to access the job details.


Head’s Update

Dear Parents and Carers,

I would like to inform you that Miss Leech has decided to leave St Mary’s Primary School. Having been with us for 20 years, Miss Leech has been a valued member of our team and shown great dedication, hard work and commitment to our school community. She is leaving us to seek new opportunities and will be sorely missed. I’m sure you will join me in wishing her well for the future.

The post is currently being advertised and we will be welcoming potential candidates to look around the school in the next couple of weeks.

Your child may have told you that we have had members of the governing body, Trust representatives and external visitors in school this week.  The visitors have been in classrooms, hearing the children read and listening to the children talk about their learning.  It has been wonderful to hear first-hand and from other adults how your children have talked with confidence about their learning when asked questions.  The visitors wanted me to say how impressed they were and to pass on their thanks.

As part of celebration worship, the house and vice captains announced to the children the running total of house points collected.  It was great to hear all house captains speak so clearly and passionately about their houses.  Currently, we have Peake House in the lead with 886 points.  Webster, Rashford and Thunberg Houses are on a mission next week to close the points gap by demonstrating the school values in their learning and behaviour next week.

A few children have asked if we could have a St Mary’s prayer as well as saying The Lord’s Prayer.  This is a wonderful idea from the children and it would be fabulous to give everyone the opportunity to write a school prayer which takes into consideration our school vision and values.  The winning entry to the ‘Prayer Competition’ will receive a prize and have their prayer displayed in the school hall.  Closing date is Thursday 17th February.
Have a wonderful weekend.

St Mary’s Superstars

Take a look at St Mary’s Superstars for this week; congratulations to all the children who received a certificate.