|St Patricks RC Primary School|
|Lucknow Street, CF11 6NA, UK Grangetown|
Tel: 029 2022 6237, Fax: 029 2039 7928
Welcome to St Patricks RC Primary School
'Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Primary provides a good education for all its pupils. There are outstanding features in the care it provides, in the quality of its curriculum and in the attitudes and motivation of its pupils. It is highly regarded in the community.
- Pupils achieve good standards, both academically and in their personal development.
- They achieve their agreed learning targets and goals.
- The head teacher provides the school with good leadership and he is well supported by the staff and school governors.
- The school is very well managed and has made good progress since the previous inspection in addressing the key issues for action highlighted in that report.'
|The school community was pleased with the overall findings from our recent inspection, and the fact that the hard work and commitment of the governors, staff and pupils has been recognised.|
The inspectors recognised that:
'Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Primary provides a good education for all its pupils. There are outstanding features in the care it provides, in the quality of its curriculum and in the attitudes and motivation of its pupils. It is highly regarded in the community. Pupils achieve good standards, both academically and in their personal development. They achieve their agreed learning targets and goals. The head teacher provides the school with good leadership and he is well supported by the staff and school governors. The school is very well managed and has made good progress since the previous inspection in addressing the key issues for action highlighted in that report.'
Full Inspection Report
|Recent events - click on the links to view|
|School Council visit the Senydd|
|On Monday 11th December, our school council representatives visited the home of the Welsh Assembly government, the Senydd, in Cardiff Bay. The children received a "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" style presentation on the election of AMs (assembly members) and the issues and services the government is concerned with. The children then had a meeting to decide how to spend £100,000! They had to prioritise the issues and then vote on the best use of the money. They found this a very difficult task!|
The children finished their visit with a tour of the Senydd, where they met their AM, Mrs. Lorraine Barrett, who answered lots of their questions.
|African Music at St. Patrick's|
|Welsh Book Council - Book Competition County Winners!|
A team of upper junior children entered the County round of the Welsh Book Council's Book Competition for 2006. The children read two novels and then chose to discuss "Hannah Goes to War" and give a dramatic presentation of the other, "The Midwinters". They competed against several other Cardiff schools and gained first place overall!
After reading another novel, "A Guardian What?", the team then went on to represent Cardiff in the National round of the competition in Aberystwyth. They were a credit to the school and gave an excellent performance, winning £60 worth of books for our school. We are very proud of this outstanding achievement.
|Our School Rules|
|1. We respect all adults.|
2. We show respect for each other.
3. We care for and use school equipment properly.
4. We walk around the school quietly.
5. We keep to the left when using the stairs.
6. We show good manners and politeness at all times.
7. We keep our school tidy!
|Our Class Rules|
|1. Follow instructions first time.|
2. Keep hands, feet and unkind words to yourself.
3. Listen to the person who is meant to be talking.
4. Take care of all equipment.
5. Arrive on time and ready to work.
6. Take responsibility for your behaviour.
7. Always do your best!
Times and Dates
School begins at 08.55am and ends at 03.15pm
Term dates are:
Autumn term: Wed 5th Sept to Frid 26th Oct. Mon 5th Nov to Frid 21st Dec.
Spring Term: Mon 7th Jan to Frid 8th Feb. Mon 18th Feb (to confirm) to Thurs 20th March.
Summer Term: Mon 7th April to Frid 23rd May. Mon 2nd June to Thurs 17th July.
Inset Days are: 3/4 Sept 07, 3/4 Jan 08, 18 Feb 08 (to confirm), 11 July 08, 18 July 08.
There are 10 classes in our school:
Year 6: Mr Ellis
Year 5/6: Mrs Taylor
Year 5: Miss Coakley
Year 4: Mrs Hubbarde
Year 4: Miss Stenson
Year 3: Mrs Swain (Deputy Head)
Year 2: Mrs Crilly, Mrs Hurley
Year 1: Miss Wyatt, Mrs Johns
Year 1: Mrs Harrington
Rec: Mrs Flynn (with Mrs Evans, NNEB)
Head teacher: Mr. P. Catris
Support staff: Mr Chapple (SENCO), Miss Livingstone (support teacher), Mrs Davies, Mrs Morse, Miss Bohlin, Mrs Ellis, Mrs Zavaglia (TAs)
Secretaries: Mrs Rose, Miss Little.
|Special Educational Needs|
At St. Patrick’s Primary School, we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities.
Special Education Needs can be described as:
‘Pupils have Special Educational Needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.’
‘Pupils with a disability have special educational needs if they have any difficulty in accessing education and if they need any special educational provision to be made for them, that is anything that is additional to or different from what is normally available in schools in the area ‘.
The specific objectives of our SEN policy are as follows:
· To identify pupils with special educational needs and disabilities and endeavor to meet their needs.
· To provide input in addition to differentiated classroom provision, for those pupils recorded as having SEN at School Action or School Action Plus.
· To ensure that all learners make the best possible progress.
· To continually monitor the progress of all pupils, to identify needs as they arise and to provide support as early as possible.
· Monitoring will focus on those pupils who, after class based monitoring, appear as a ‘concern’ and may be placed at ‘Class Action’.
· To ensure parents are informed of their child’s special needs and provision and that there is effective communication between parents and school.
· To ensure that learners express their views and are involved, where possible, in decisions which affect their education
· To promote effective partnership and involve outside agencies when appropriate.
· To ensure that children with special educational needs and disabilities are provided with the opportunity to engage with all possible activities of the school
· To provide full access to the curriculum* through differentiated planning by class teachers, SENCO, and support staff as appropriate.
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