As a parent you will have lots of questions about our school setting and how we nurture your child while they are with us.
Hopefully the following Frequently Asked Questions will help to answer some of these queires for you but if there is anything else on your mind, please do call us on 01829 732 322 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also read the results of our Parent and Pupil feedback from the end of 2022 here.
Do you offer wraparound care?
Yes. We have are very lucky to have Mrs Hughes run our afterschool progamme called Owls. Click here to read more about our Owls afterschool provision.
As a small school with mixed age classes, how do you ensure my child is being challenged and supported in a way that is tailored to their learning?
This is a big part of our curriculum. As a small school, mixed classes are the way we teach here at St Paul's. The benefit of us being a small, community setting is that we get to know the children and their individual needs really well and as such are able to adapt out curriculum to suit. The curriculm is planned out for each year group so that it naturally evolves throughout the school and progresses into different learning depths for each year group to provide consistency and cohesion. You can explore the curriculum for each of our subject on the dedicated curriculum page here.
My child can suffer from feelings of anxiouness. How can you help us to develop their resilience and focus on their wellbeing?
Our focus on wellbeing is a big part of our school ethos. With the increasing demands in education and the long term effects of Covid still impacting our children, promoting a school culture of good mental health is one of our top priorities. Our PSHE curriculum follows the HeartSmart principles and we have a strong SENDCo presence to help with children and their specific needs. Our Forest School gives children the benefit of spending time in nature every week where they get involved in creative activities and our Sports Coach Mr Aspinall delivers weekly sessions of Mini Medics which has a focus on mental health to help children to understand mental health, their own feelings and the feelings of others.
It is important to me that my child attends a Christian school. How do you ensure the Christian values are represented in your setting?
RE has a very high profile within our curriculum and it is treated as a core subject at our school. Learners should be inspired by the subject and develop a wide range of higher level skills such as enquiry, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and reflection to deepen their understanding of the impact of religion on the world. We have very strong links with Reverend Jim from St Helen's Church in Tarporley who comes into school every week to deliver whole school worship and we regulalry visit the church to celebrate Christian festivals.
How do you approach behavioural issues within the school?
As a small school it is even more important that we foster healthy relationships between pupils. We are very lucky to have a strong team of staff who work with pupils and parents to ensure children are happy and healthy while they are with us. We strongly believe that all behaviour is communication so we work with the children to get to understand what is happening in thier world that is resulting in behaviour that is not consistent with our school values and Christian ethos. Because we know our children and parents so well, we are able to respond to any instances of innaproriate behaviour swiftly and effectively. You can view the specifics of our Relationship Policy here.
My child has food allergies. How do you ensure they are safe at school?
We have a number of children at our school with food allergies and we have certain measures in place to ensure all staff are aware of which children are affected. We are a nut-free school and our catering partner - edsential has a Food Allergy Management Policy that can be accessed here.