I feel proud and privileged to be the Headteacher of St Michael’s Church of England School. Set in the heart of the village of Sunninghill, the school has served the local community for over 100 years and continues to benefit from strong links with St Michael’s Parish Church.
Our recent Ofsted inspection acknowledged all the special and unique qualities that contribute towards making St Michael’s a ‘good’ school, where children remain at the heart of all staff and governors aim to achieve for the school community as a whole.
Our parents are highly valued as partners by all at St Michael’s; they make an important contribution to their children’s achievements at school. From my experience as a headteacher, a happy and successful school depends on the school community working together to ensure the best outcomes and wellbeing for our children. The school further benefits from a supportive and committed parent teacher association who work closely with the staff to fund improvements to the teaching and learning environment of the school.
At St Michael’s the staff have high expectations of themselves and the children. The staff work as a team to plan a rich, creative curriculum that captures imaginations, delivers challenge, empowers pupils to achieve their potential and develop a lifelong appreciation of the value of learning. Children are happy in school (Ofsted 2016) and they benefit from a skilled staff team. The governing body together with the senior leadership team respond rapidly to changes in education to ensure teaching and learning meet or exceed National Curriculum requirements. We are committed to developing the whole child by meeting their specific needs within an inclusive and nurturing environment. The school’s Christian ethos underpins the delivery of a rigorous academic programme as the children ‘learn together through love, friendship, forgiveness and faith.’ In concert with St Michael’s Church we recognise each community’s future is its children. The principles of the 6Rs, being reflective, responsible, resourceful, rational, resilient and respectful are woven into the fabric of life at school. These values perfectly complement our mission statement to teach our children the life skills that allow them to make valuable contributions to life in the 21st century.
The Department for Education state that there is a need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.’ The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. Please follow the link to see how these values are reinforced regularly at St Michael’s C of E Primary School.
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Thank you for visiting!
Mrs L Anderton Headteacher