Mrs Janet Gilford
School Business Manager (all invoices and absence notifications to this email please)
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Mrs Hazel Stobbs
Administrator (from 11.30am only)
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The Data Protection Officer is responsible for overseeing data protection within our school so if you do have any questions in this regard, please contact them on the information below:
Craig Stilwell: Data Protection Officer
Judicium Consulting Ltd, 72 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE
Telephone: 0203 3269174
Welcome to our school!
On behalf of everyone at Walsden St Peter’s we would like to extend a warm welcome to our happy, hardworking and friendly school. This website is an attempt to give you a flavour of life here.
We are very proud to be the headteachers at Walsden St Peter’s and hope you can visit us to see for yourself what a special place it is.
Mrs E Crowther and Mrs E Logue,
Our School Ethos, Values and Vision
As a Church of England Voluntary Controlled school our central mission is to promote the values, virtues and ethics that shape our children’s character and moral perspective. It is our mission to create good citizens who will contribute to developing caring and respectful multi- cultural communities. The embedding of our school values supports and promotes our work as a church school to offer a spiritual and moral basis for the development of human wholeness.
Through our curriculum we are able to make real links between the values of our pupils and the lives of others in their community, country and the world in general. We teach about democracy, civic responsibility, rules and laws, the monarchy, equality, freedom of speech, values and virtues, environmental awareness and understanding of other faiths. We do this through PSHCE and RE, History, Geography, the choice of literature covered in Literacy.
We actively promote and model the resilience by:
• Problem solving in Maths
• Planning, designing and making in Design and Technology
• Use of editing in English
• Participating in competitive school sports across local schools, Calderdale schools and regionally.
• Teaching of the resilience of different communities in our modern society and those in the past e.g. Refugees, Anglo Saxons, Celts
• Being environmentally aware
• Outdoor adventures – Year Six Robinwood and Year Five Height Gate Barn
• Expectation to complete home-school activities – reading every night, creativity home-learning tasks
• SATs -
• Transition unit for high school
• Local history unit – Year Six – rights of the child and child labour
We are called to be strong in our faith, the Diocesan target of Confident Christians is part that. To be strong in our understanding, to be able to face the challenges of life. When we see the parable of the sower, we seek to provide the good soil for the seed to fall on, to enable our shoots to grow strong and tall, able to produce fruit in the fullness of time. Thus we return to caring, as we care for our children, especially those who already have challenging lives, we look to build their courage and strength to grow well
We actively promote and model caring by:
• Supporting charities throughout the year
• Teamwork in PE
• Assembly themes – Down’s Syndrome, Diversity – religious links, Rights of the Child
• PSHCE curriculum units
• Through developing trust and responsibility – ambassadors, buddies
• Careful selection of literature in each year group to represent different emotional challenges
• Use of mindful monsters
• Lunchtime lions intervention
• School Council
• Visits to other places of worship
• Use of therapeutic inclusion room
• Involvement in school linking program to ensure children at Walsden are aware of the diverse community in which they live.
• Being environmentally aware – Though curriculum topics “Splash” and
• Community involvement – Carol singing – Local Care home specialising in dementia
We will help our children develop an understanding of the contribution they can make as individuals to the world in which they live and develop their courageous advocacy.
Furthermore, by developing ‘courageous advocacy’, we enable our school community to develop a greater awareness of the challenges others face in life and the role that they can play as individual advocates to support causes and make a difference.
The few commands that Jesus makes in the New testament are about love, Love of God, Love of neighbour and Love within the fellowship. This is encapsulated within the simple word “caring”, a simple word that contains within it all those aspects of love.
We actively promote and model individual inquisitiveness by:
• Using problem solving approaches to maths
• Using collaborative learning strategies in History, Geography, English, Maths
• Ensuring our enrichment activities are linked to learning opportunities
• Use talk for learning in all curriculum areas
• Using independent learning strategies – Market place activities, Paul Ginnis inspired teaching techniques
• Home learning tasks
• Visits to other places of worship
• Open ended questioning
• Extra-curricular clubs to broaden children’s experiences
• Widen aspirations for future lives – careers morning, professional career visits
• Relationship education
This word is not one that leaps out as a modern Christian virtue, but that is because the church got lost for a while. The history of the church is littered with great scientists who revelling in God’s creation sought to see more of the mind of God revealed in the creation. It was Mendel the monk who founded the study of genetics; it was Kepler (who taught in a seminary), Galileo (who despite the politics of the church remained a believer) and Newton who brought us to understand the cosmos. These days if you go to a university – look for the Christians in the Science faculties not in the Art and Humanities. To look at the world and see the face of God is a key Christian Value and is the root of this word in our characteristics, this inquisitiveness about the world and our faith is all over the bible e.g. Psalm 143:5 I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. Also John 4:23-24 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
We will strive to make our school a place where staff, governors, parents and the church work actively to deliver a rich, spiritual and inspiring education, providing every child with the solid foundations to become a life-long learner.
‘Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.’
1 Thessalonians 5:11