Welcome to St. Peter’s Elwick CE Primary School

I would like to extend a warm welcome to our school. St. Peter’s Elwick is a small village school and we pride ourselves on our caring Christian ethos.

We are part of a Federation with Hart Primary School, which means I am Headteacher of both schools and our Governing Body govern both schools as one Federation. Our staff also work very closely together and we are developing opportunities for our pupils to work together. We know that our schools are stronger together.

We are a school that has high aspirations and seek to instil self confidence in children through teaching them to care for one another and have confidence in their own abilities. We have high expectations of our pupils and seek to challenge them in their learning as we develop them as independent learners, ready for their next stage in education.

Our school motto is ‘Always our best’ and that is something we expect of all members of our school family. We are currently going through many changes here at St. Peter’s Elwick on our journey to improve and we are looking forward to an exciting year of new challenges.

 

Mrs. J. Heaton

Executive Headteacher

 At St. Peter’s Elwick we aim to provide a high quality education which is underpinned by the Christian values of respect, forgiveness, love, care and compassion and equality. 

 We expect to find God with us in our school.

 

 Our Shared Values

St. Peter’s Elwick Church of England Primary School is a community with a strong Christian foundation and all values are based on Christian principles and teachings.

We respect and care for all members of the community, nurturing talents and creating opportunities for all in a supportive environment.

We enable all members of the school community to experience success, grow in confidence, and develop skills, attitudes and talents in personal, spiritual, social and academic fields.

We share a common set of values that underpin all that we do in our work at

St. Peter’s Elwick. These values are:

Respect: All pupils are encouraged to recognise the uniqueness of each human being, show love and respect for all and value difference and diversity within our own and the wider community. This extends to respect for all aspects of the created world. We enable pupils to consider how they can make a positive contribution to our school, local, national and global communities.

Forgiveness: This key Christian principle, exemplified in the teachings and action of Jesus, is the basis of our school community and spiritual life. Pupils are encouraged to say sorry, accept apologies and build positive relationships. Everyday children have the chance to start again.

Appreciation and Wonder: We encourage all members of our community to develop the capacity to ask and respond to questions of meaning and purpose. Pupils are given the opportunity to develop a sense of appreciation and wonder about our world and our place within it. We encourage everyone to listen to others and reflect spiritually on their thinking.

Love Care and Compassion: Pupils are encouraged to show love care and compassion for others through their daily work in school and through their contribution to others in the wider community.

Equality: We follow the teachings of Jesus by treating all people equally regardless of age, ability, gender, race and religion. Relationships within the school are characterised by fairness and we create opportunities for all to promote equality.  We provide the opportunity for all members of the community to be heard.

 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and  young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment