Staincliffe C of E Junior School

Staincliffe C of E Junior School

Respect, Trust, Courage and Joy

Headteacher's Welcome

 

Here at Staincliffe, we want every pupil to be safe, happy, confident and successful.  We are proud of our safe, child-friendly learning environment that challenges and encourages all of our pupils to be the best they can be.

 

The staff here are enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable and make learning exciting and engaging, tailoring their teaching to meet the needs of all of our learners. Our curriculum is filled with endless opportunities for our children to showcase their skills, talents and abilities in a wide-range of different subjects, be it academic, creative or sporting. 

 

At Staincliffe, we are proud to be a Church school at the centre of a multicultural community. We strongly believe in providing our children with the building blocks for their own success, embedded in our ethos that has trust, courage, joy and respect as our values at the heart of everything we do. Within our Staincliffe family, we respect and trust each other. We aim high and succeed with love, courage and joy in our hearts.

 

During our last OFSTED inspection (November 2017) Her Majesty’s Inspector said….

  • Staincliffe Church of England Junior School is a good and improving school. It is a welcoming place where pupils are happy and achieve well.
  • Pupils are eager to learn and behave well in class and around the school.
  • Good teaching, learning and assessment ensure that all groups of pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Good welfare arrangements mean that pupils’ health and safety have a high profile
  • School leaders and governors have an effective focus on the quality of education that the school provides, especially in relation to the curriculum and pupils’ outcomes.

 

As a Church of England school, our effectiveness is also evaluated through the ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools’ (SIAMS). We were last visited in December 2021, and the key findings that contributed to our overall effectiveness as being judged as ‘Good’ were….

  • This is a school where leaders have developed a vision that strongly acknowledges and reflects the diversity of the local community. This is valued and lived out by all and enables both adults and pupils to flourish.
  • Leaders are passionate in ensuring all pupils flourish in this vibrant and diverse school. The wellbeing of the whole school community is a priority.
  • Led by their vision, leaders have developed an ambitious curriculum that enables pupils to develop independence. Motivated by Joshua 1:7, pupils have the courage to take risks and to trust in their own abilities, in order that they can flourish.
  • Recent work in developing Christian worship has ensured that it is inclusive to the school’s multi-faith context.
  • Work in religious education (RE) illustrates a thoughtful understanding of a range of religions.

 

Our school is made up of twelve classrooms, with three classes for each year group within Key Stage 2 – Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. There is also a large hall for Collective Worship, PE and school events; playground spaces; a dining hall and our own kitchen; a library and our ‘Quad’, with planting areas and a duck pond!

 

The relationship between home and school is very important to us. We try to make sure Staincliffe is open, approachable and welcoming to parents at all times. Parents are strongly encouraged to be involved in their child’s school life through academic support; attendance at Curriculum and Parents’ Evenings as well as supporting annual school events.

 

We very much look forward to meeting you and welcoming your child to Staincliffe CE Junior School.

 

 

Mr Paul Dixon

Headteacher