About Us & Our Core Values
Whittle-le-Woods CE Primary School is a loving, caring and an inclusive place to learn.
A place where we always expect the best of each other and care for each other. We have a vibrant on-line community which you can find on Facebook- click the button at the bottom of this page.
We are a Church of England School in foundation with St John the Evangelist and Clayton Brook Church. You can visit the website of the churches by following the link.
Our admission criteria result in pupils in our school having connections to a number of churches, some from different faith backgrounds and a large proportion with no faith background at all.
See our latest SIAMS inspection report here. SIAMS Report Whittle-le-Woods
We were judjed to be OUTSTANDING in all areas
Our Mission Statement
We are together in our Christian family – a learning community where everyone is respected, valued, nurtured and challenged within a high-quality, creative and safe environment.
We provide guidance and time so each individual may grow academically, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. We celebrate the place of primary education as a fundamental part of the learning journey.
We ensure an exciting, challenging and rigorous curriculum is taught and learned. Educating is our highest priority so individual potential may be realized.
We work together, within God’s love, children, staff, parents, carers, governors, Church and Community.
We are God’s children doing God’s work.
As staff, school leaders, church and community we aim to works together harnessing each others God given talents to develop children who:
- are keen to develop their talents
- are academically equipped to take their place in the world
- use the 4 Rs when tackling challenges-Reflection, Resilience, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity
- enjoy awe and wonder of God’s creation
- know that they can have an impact on the world and the confidence to make it happen.
- celebrate individuality, show respect and tolerance for others
- know how to keep themselves safe
- have the seeds of faith sewn within them through knowledge of the bible and spiritual reflection
- know that they are loved
I have come in order that they might have life and have it to the full John 10:10 NIV
Each half term we focus on one of our Christian Values. The teaching of these values is based on Bible teaching and all our work regarding these is ‘Rooted in Christ’.
During 2016/17 the Values that we will be studing and celebrating through worship will be:Friendship, Hope, Endurance, Forgiveness, Thankfulness, Trust
During 2017/18 the Values that we will be studing and celebrating through worship will be: Compassion, Peace, Justice, Fellowship, Wisdom, Humility
Our Church Links
Our school comes under the Parish of St. John the Evangelist which is situated just next door to our school. This allows our pupils to easily take part in various services throughout the year, including a Harvest Festival service, Education Sunday Service and a Carols by Candlelight Service at Christmas. Reverend Philip Venables and other members of the lay clergy visit the school to lead worship for the whole school each Wednesday morning and often visit school to enhance our learning in a range of topic.
We admit pupils from a number of different churches from surrounding areas as our admission criteria do not specify any one church. We also admit and welcome pupils from a variety of faith and non faith backgrounds into our school family.
Our Senior Leadership Team … We are God’s children doing God’s work.
Headteacher: Mrs Deborah Metcalfe BEd (Hons) NPQH Cambridge University
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Jackie Haughin BA (Hons) PGCE NPQH Edge Hill University
Key Stage 2 Leader: Mrs Tracey Holmes BA (Hons) PGCE UCLAN
FS/Key Stage 1 Leader: Mrs Catharine Cummins BA (Hons) QTS Edge Hill University
Our Teaching Team … We are God’s children doing God’s work.
Earth Class FS: Mrs Catharine Cummins BA (Hons) QTS Edge Hill University
Mars Class FS/Y1: Mrs Rebecca Ruffley BA (Hons) PGCE Liverpool and Mrs Melanie Smalley BSc (Hons) PGCE St Martin’s College, Cumbria University
Jupiter Class Y1/Y2:Mrs Claire Fleming BA (Hons) QTS MMU
Saturn Class Y2: Miss G Westgarth PGCE Edge Hill University
Year 3: Mr Neil Moysey BSc (Hons) PGCE St Martins College, Cumbria University
Year 4: Mrs Fiona Eccles BA(Hons) QTS Edge Hill University
Year 5: Mrs Jackie Haughin BA (Hons) PGCE NPQH Edge Hill University
Year 6: Mrs Tracey Holmes Edge Hill University BA (Hons) UCLAN PGCE Edge Hill University
SENCO: Mrs Lindsey Bidder BA (Hons) QTS Lancaster University and Pod teacher
Our Teaching Assistants … We are God’s children doing God’s work.
Mrs Adele Ball NNEB
Miss Molly Grecic BA (Hons) QTS Leeds Trinity University
Mrs Nicola Pope BEd (Hons) QTS Edgehill University
Mr C Day
Mrs Gail Downs
Ms Sam Killick
Miss Joanne Fairhurst BSC (Hons) Biomedical Science UCLAN, PGCE QTS
Mrs Amy Farrow
Miss Emma Grundy BA (Hons) Education and Professional Studies UCLAN
Mr Dan Porter
Mrs Kirsty Porter BA (Hons) QTS Edge Hill University
Mrs Julie McGreavy
Mrs Barbara McIver
Mrs Gwen Morgan
Mrs J Twentyman
Our welfare team
Mrs Gail Downs, Mrs Amy Farrow, Ms Sam Killick, Mrs T Sumner, Mr C Day, Mrs J Twentyman
Our Office Team … We are God’s children doing God’s work.
Bursar: Mrs Janet Hanrahan
Mrs Gillian Chamberlain
Our Extended Services Team
Mrs A Ball (Manager), Mrs T Sumner, Ms J Shacklady, Ms S Killick, Miss R Hough, Mr C Day, Mr G Ballard
Site Supervisor:Mr G Eccleston