We are a sponsored academy, and opened as St. Augustine’s CE Primary School, part of the Vantage Academy Trust on 4th September 2017.
Please take some time to look around our website. We hope this gives you an insight into the ethos and education at St. Augustine’s CE Primary.
As a school rooted in strong Christian tradition, it is our mission that each child becomes a conscientious, caring global citizen who has respect for themselves and all others. By nurturing enquiring minds and achieving academic excellence, we hope to inspire greatness through God’s love.
The Lord says, ‘For I know the plans I have for you….plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jeremiah 29:11
By applying our inclusive Christian ethos, rooted in our faith that we are all made in God’s image, and putting this into practice through our school Christian values, we learn and live well together. In this way we will become the people God calls us to be.
“I came to give life – life in all its fullness.” John 10:10
Our twelve Christian values, chosen by pupils, staff and governors are: Generosity, Compassion, Courage, Forgiveness, Friendship, Respect, Thankfulness, Trust, Perseverance, Justice, Service and Truthfulness.
Our Christian Vision and Christian Values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
We believe there is a very simple, yet highly effective formula to providing our pupils with an excellent education – children need a happy school atmosphere, limited class sizes and to have high expectations of themselves.
We have a wonderful team of teachers and assistants at St. Augustine’s who are dedicated to helping pupils achieve their full potential. We use traditional teaching methods with a strong emphasis on English and Maths. There is a lovely community spirit at our School. Mutual respect, good behaviour and courtesy are at the heart of our school ethos. Every pupil is treated as an individual to ensure we nurture their abilities and meet their needs. Pupils work to a curriculum that is tailored to their specific needs so they achieve their full potential.
As a trust, we are deeply committed to improving outcomes for all children and supporting schools with a history of underperformance to become both inspirational and safe places in which to learn. We do this by investing in and developing exceptional teachers, leaders and support staff; building strong relationships with parents and our local communities; providing inspirational learning environments; and demonstrating high expectations for every school and every child across the trust.
Here at St Augustine’s we encourage children to understand our Christian values Generosity, Compassion, Courage, Forgiveness, Friendship, Respect, Thankfulness, Trust, Perseverance, Justice, Service and Truthfulness. We promote Christian values through the celebrations such as Christmas, Easter and Harvest, and through prayer and reflection. Through reflection and prayer we also work to take each child on their own faith journey.
Here at St Augustine’s we want all our children to grow in their own faith. For our younger children, linking the major festivals gives a structure within which to deepen their knowledge of their own faith story.
Here at St Augustine’s we promote lifelong learning through the progression of key skills, such as reading and writing but also through developing life experiences such as going to the Post Office.
Here at St Augustine’s we promote the very highest academic standards, moving from concrete operations, to the abstract ensuring mental agility based on sound practice. All our children learn their times tables in our Assertive Mentoring Programme and old fashioned life skills for a modern child.
Here at St Augustine’s we encourage all our children to get a love of learning that takes them beyond the classroom into the wider world. Children are able to investigate and find answers to the questions they have generated. Developing an inquiring mind is a key skill in the promotion of deep learning as well as leading you down new unexplored paths.
Here at St Augustine’s children are encouraged to go on a path of self-discovery. Children learn how to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development, as well as how to treat and respect others.
Here at St Augustine’s we work together to overcome any obstacles, however challenging, to achieve our goals. We try and try again, building resilience which helps us deal with any disappointments on our journey to success.
Here at St Augustine’s we believe that our differences make us stronger.
Learning from each other, our traditions and our shared history.