From the new Executive Head Teacher of St Paul's and All Hallows'
The Church of England has a long and respected history of involvement of education.
Church of England schools are established primarily for the communities they are located in and were founded by parishes to serve the poorest children. They are inclusive and serve equally those who are of the Christian faith, those of other faiths and those with no faith.
St Paul's and All Hallows' C of E Primary School has a long history of working with the clergy of St Paul's Church. The clergy and lay ministers lead weekly collective worship at the school and offer opportunities for the children of SPAH to visit the Church on a regular basis, for services, celebrations and other community events. The clergy also provide spiritual and pastoral support to all children, staff and governors of SPAH.
As a community, we share the responsibility of ensuring that the children in our care are happy, resilient and successful; fully prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. At St Paul’s and All Hallows’ Schools, our ultimate goal is for children to become independent, self-motivated and responsible members of society. Our focus remains on achievement for all and ensuring children have a rich experience of academic excellence, self- discipline and resilience reflected in a distinctive Christian ethos.
However, this can only be achieved when we all work together. The school is strongly committed to working in partnership with our families and extended communities. Good communication between home and school enables a strong partnership built on trust. We as teachers are in a very privileged position; parents entrust us with their most precious possessions and we do our utmost, at St Paul’s and All Hallows’ Schools, to ensure that every child is happy and safe in our care.
As educators, we have an enormous responsibility to ensure that the children in our care, do the best that they can in all areas of the curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to develop all children’s academic and creative abilities, mental and physical well-being and foster the Christian values required to engage all learners, offering new and exciting learning opportunities for everyone.
Children who leave St Paul’s and All Hallows’ Schools are well rounded, motivated, knowledgeable, independent individuals prepared for an exciting future on their educational journey.
We believe that this is a wonderful school and we are all very proud of what we do here at St Paul’s and All Hallows’ Schools. Please take the time to have a look around our website and twitter account (@SPAHacademy) to see what we are all about. We look forward to welcoming you into our school community in the near future.
Mrs Christalla Jamil