I am delighted to be writing to you as the newly appointed Headteacher of Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School. I feel extremely honoured to have been chosen to lead our amazing school. Working at Our Lady’s for over 28 years has enabled me to develop strong relationships with the children, parents, staff and governors and this has given me an excellent understanding of our school community.
Our Lady’s is an incredibly special school and I’ve had the good fortune of teaching here for over 28 years. It is our mission to provide a happy, safe, caring environment, where your child’s needs are a priority to all who work here. My staff and I work hard to provide a full and interesting curriculum; to prepare your child for future education and develop the skills and enthusiasm to pursue learning for the rest of their lives. Our Mission Statement is ‘Loving, Learning, Reaching out to All’ and we encourage our whole community to live out this statement every day through our Catholic ethos. Together with a dedicated staff and governing body, it is our mission to nurture an environment where Christ is at the centre of everything we do, and where every child’s uniqueness is celebrated.
At Our Lady’s, high expectations of behaviour and learning are shared, and we work together with our families to ensure all children fulfil their human potential both academically and spiritually. As the new Headteacher, I will ensure this positive learning environment is maintained so that children develop the learning behaviours and aspirations necessary for them to succeed in their future.
Thank you for entrusting your child’s education to us, and we look forward to a very successful year ahead.
Mrs A Sutton
Whole school attendance up to February 2nd 2024 is 93%.
Attendance is one of the most important areas of school life that the parents and carers of our pupils can make the biggest impact to their learning. Here at Our Lady’s we pride ourselves in having high expectations of the children and endeavour for them to thrive in our vibrant, nurturing and christian environment. As a result we have set a school target of 97% attendance for each academic year.
All our pupils are entitled to the same experiences and opportunities that school brings so if they are not attending they are missing out.
If you would like any helpful information to support your child’s attendance, the following websites will be helpful:
What you need to know
As a parent it is your legal responsibility to ensure that your child goes to school. All absences need to be reported to school by 9:30am on the day of the absence. This can be via telephone call on 0151 477 8220 or by email email@example.com
If school is not informed then school safeguarding protocols will be followed.
If your child is absent for less than 90% of their academic year they will be classed as persistently absent.
Lateness after the registers have closed is recorded as an unauthorised absence. Accrued unauthorised asences can lead to persistent abesences.
Punctuality is exteremely important so that your child does not miss out on any learning and social opportunities during the morning. Our doors are open from 8.40 am and we expect children to be in by 8.55am
“Leaders, staff, pupils and families follow the school’s vision of ‘Loving, learning and reaching out to all’ each day. “
Ofsted, July 2023