Vision and Values
“Live and learn as friends of Jesus”
Live together in our school family where everyone cares for each other.
Learn together in a happy, safe school where everyone
tries their best and we celebrate each other’s achievements.
As friends of Jesus say sorry, support and forgive each other.
We help those in need and respect other people’s beliefs and culture
Here at St Peter’s we use our mission statement as a basis for all that we do to ensure that our children are happy, safe and are learning in an environment where they can reach their full potential. We take our responsibility to foster British values very seriously. Alongside our teaching of Catholic values and doctrine we celebrate diversity. Children are encouraged to learn about other faiths and cultures with their community and to show tolerance and respect to each other, their teachers and the wider community.
We have a culture of democracy embedded into our school life. We carry out annual elections to decide the School Council, Eco Team and House Captains, additionally mock elections are held at the time of each General Election.
OUR SCHOOL RULES
To make our school a happy and safe place we need to:
1. Be kind and caring to all of the people in our school.
2. Try our best in all that we do.
3. Follow instructions immediately
4. Take care of everything in our school
By following these rules, we live and learn as friends of Jesus
Our teachers pride themselves in creating a caring environment where the health, safety and well being of every child is our paramount concern. We are committed to providing a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.
Staff listen to our pupils and as a result take what they tell us seriously. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.
To promote a safe environment for pupils our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and the suitability of regular volunteers. We are following the steps that Buckinghamshire County Council have recommended in accordance with current legislation so DBS checks are carried regularly.
DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD
In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education“ Sept 2020, we have a Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection. Miss Amanda McCluskey is our Headteacher who has received the appropriate training for this role. She is supported by Mrs Kathryn Thomas. It is their responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive child protection awareness training on a regular basis.
On occasion situations do arise where we are concerned about a child’s welfare and could potentially mean that we would need to consult with other external agencies. We always aim to work in partnership with parents however exceptions may need to be made especially if concerns are raised for the protection of any child.
Further more and on very rare occasions Social Care may wish to speak to a child without a parents’ knowledge or consent when undertaking an investigation (s47 of the Children Act 1989). If a child were found to be placed in a position of immediate risk a decision would be made in collaboration with partner agencies. Gaining consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or furthermore cause evidence of a crime to be lost.
The procedures which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, in addition to this the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the Headteacher, Miss McCluskey, or your child’s class teacher:
If you would like to learn more about our policies they can be found on the Policies page.
HEALTHY LIVING and ENVIRONMENTAL WELLBEING
Here at St Peter’s in Marlow we promote healthy living within our school and encourage our children to lead a fit and happy lifestyle.
ST PETER’S ECO CODE
- Respect our nature, Re-wild the planet!
- Growth = life and hope!
- Make time for Mindful Moments-take time to LOOK and LISTEN to nature!
- Don’t make us cough- turn the engines off!
- Keep our school litter free.
- THINK- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
- Community = happiness
Let’s all follow our Eco Code TOGETHER!
Our Eco Code was created by St Peter’s Eco Team