A small community school with a big heart
My name is Miss Jane Loader and I am fortunate to be the Headteacher of St Helens Primary School.
St Helens is a small village primary school with a strong family ethos. The school was built in 1972 on the current site as a half-form entry school, and has become a focal point in our community. Our pupils live mainly in the village, but we do attract families from out of the area who seek a happy school with a family atmosphere for their children.
Since September 2010 when the Island education system was reorganised, we have retained our pupils up to the age of 11 years. This has been very successful, and we are committed to preparing our pupils for the challenges of secondary school.
A unique feature of our school is the way our older pupils take care of the younger pupils, working together on the School Council, and taking part in Book Buddies on a Friday afternoon. We are proud of our pupils as they grow up to be good, responsible citizens.
High learning expectations
Our hard working teaching staff are continually working to improve our curriculum, and we set high learning expectations for our pupils. Our wider team have a range of expertise and experience, and we aim to give all our pupils the best educational start we can. This coming year we will focus on the changes to the National Curriculum, and how we encourage our pupils to be creative, independent thinkers.
We are privileged to have a new, vibrant governing body, determined to challenge and support us in seeking the very best for our children. In addition we have a dynamic and enthusiastic PTA, who work together to provide a range of fund raising and social events for the whole community, plus an army of parents who run clubs, support in the classroom and produce beautiful work with their children at home.
Pupils are the heart of the school
Most importantly we have wonderful children, everyone an individual with so much potential that needs nurturing. Our pupils are the heart of the school with their youthful energy, sense of humour, and commitment to doing their very best. They are the future of the village and our wider community.
If you would like to visit our school to learn more about us please ring us on (01983) 872442 and I will gladly show you around.
Miss Jane Loader B.A (Hons) PGCE NPQH