A message from Mrs Booth
Dear Parents and Guardians
School is now closed and we are unable to say when the children will be allowed to return. Along with the rest of the world, we are in shock as to what is happening and unprepared for this situation. I know teachers sent out letters on the last day with ideas for activities which could be completed at home, along with links to useful websites etc. Please do not become stressed regarding homework. Reading as much as possible is absolutely the best activity your children can do over this period. I cannot overemphasize the difference reading can make to the academic future of children. Any kind of book or article will help and many children just need one good book to turn them into readers for life. Reading to younger children every day will give them the best possible start to learning.
We are not expecting children to be home schooled as we know many parents are either working from home, ill, caring for family members, attending work or self isolating. Worrying about becoming a teacher overnight is not what anyone needs at this time.
Our teachers are also involved in all of the above, alongside providing child care for key workers in school. These will be our new roles until we return to school.
The curriculum teaching has been suspended for the time being and will only be resumed once it is safe for school to reopen for all pupils. No child will miss out or fall behind their peers as a result of the closure.
Try and look for the positives in this crazy time. I spoke to the children on Friday about a quote I have displayed at home:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but about learning to dance in the rain.
I hope we all can find some ways to ‘dance in the rain’ over the coming months despite the fear, stress and uncertainty.
The office will remain open so please feel free to telephone and speak to me or Miss Lane at anytime.
God bless you and keep you safe.
We have compiled some useful links to free educational websites, which can be found here.
We are very proud of our lovely school and hope you and your children enjoy your time with us. We are determined to help all our pupils achieve to their absolute potential within a warm and caring environment.
We have uploaded our mission statement as we feel this underpins everything we do at St. Luke’s.
We hope that the rest of the information on our website is useful but, please feel free to come and see me about any issues or concerns.
Mrs Louise Booth
We believe in God the father and salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
We thank God for his unconditional love towards us and attempt to reflect such love and kindness throughout our school.
We seek to go ‘the extra mile’ with our children, our families, our staff and our community. (Matthew 5:41)
We are committed to achieving academic excellence with all our children and to removing any barriers to learning.
We ask for God’s guidance, protection and blessing on this place and give him the glory for all the wonders he performs here.
During our last Ofsted inspection in June 2008, inspectors judged the school to be ‘outstanding’ in all areas.
The interim assessment conducted by Ofsted in 2011 indicates that ‘outstanding’ performance has been sustained in all areas.
Our SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection in 2018 judged us to be ‘outstanding’ in all areas.
We have also been listed in the top 250 schools for achievement of all pupils and achievement of our most disadvantaged pupils.