We judge behaviour to be outstanding at Hoole St Michael’s CE Primary School.
‘Relationships between staff and pupils are strong. This helps pupils to feel safe in school. Pupils explained that, at times, some of their schoolmates get overexcited when playing competitive sports. This can sometimes lead to pupils making unkind comments. However, pupils are confident that teachers will swiftly step in and sort out any problems. Pupils also know that staff will listen to their concerns and stop any incidents of poor behaviour or bullying reoccurring.’ OFSTED 2021
Our Vision Statement
Christ’s love is in everything we do at Hoole St Michael.
Our creative and high-reaching Church of England Primary School is safe, loving and supportive.
We encourage the building of good relationships and friendship through respect, tolerance and understanding.
Within our Christian family, where parents are our partners in all aspects of school life, we aim to inspire a love for learning within each and every child.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4v13
‘Pupils behave very well in lessons. When moving around the school and playing outside they are considerate of the needs of others. In lessons, pupils are inquisitive and keen to learn. Children in the Nursery Class engage in new learning with little fuss. Across the school, pupils typically get on with their work without the fear of distraction.’ Ofsted 2021
Statement of Principles:
The challenge of making Every Child Matter centres on universal expectations for every child:
Each child is accepted as a unique child of God.
There will be a development of codes of behaviour and a way of life based on Christian values:
- Love: unconditional love regardless of personal cost
- Joy: joy which comes from within and without
- Peace: peace from well-being with God, ourselves and others
- Forgiveness: forgiveness without conditions so as to encourage new beings
- Reconciliation: reconciliation and healing of relationships
- Justice: justice based on equality tempered with mercy
- Respect: respect shown to self, other children, adults, animals and the environment
Rules in school are underpinned by the principles:
Respect – God/property/oneself and others.
Reflecting on WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?)
- Be polite
- Work hard
- Be kind and thoughtful
- Be honest
- Look after property
At Hoole St Michael CE Primary we will:
- Develop the whole child as an individual who is created in God’s image
- Promote Christian values and provide opportunity for the worship of God
- Create an open and welcoming partnership between school, home and the community
- Provide a progressive, inclusive and creative curriculum
- Ensure that our innovative and high quality teaching empowers our children to become investigative and independent learners
- Develop an ethos of support, encouragement and challenge, enabling all to achieve
- Value, celebrate and embrace diversity and individuality
- Embed a culture of hope, truth, respect, friendship, responsibility
- Instill high self-esteem and the confidence to try in our pupils
- Achievehigh standards and enable our pupils to reach their full potential in all areas of learning
- Be flexible and adaptable for the demands of the modern world.
- Develop a positive sense of moral responsibility and self-discipline within our pupils
- Enable our pupils to learn to live together in a community showing sensitivity for one another
We know behaviour and safety is outstanding from our monitoring and evaluation systems, which include…
- Pupil interviews (including pupil questionnaires)
- Lesson & playtime observations
- Movement around school
- Outside visitors, including visitors from church
- Observations by the school adviser
- Records of behaviour incidents
- Safety records
- Governor Safety checks/agenda items
- Schools Council feedback and discussion
- Guardian Angel scheme: Year 6 and foundation stage.
- Parental feedback (including parental questionnaires.