Westhead Lathom St James' C of E Primary School

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19th April 15

Welcome to Westhead Lathom St James C.E. Primary School. My name is Mrs Albion and as Headteacher of our school I would like to tell you about our school and the children and staff within it who make it so special.
We are fortunate to be a small semi-rural school with excellent resources. One advantage of being small is that we know our pupils very well indeed. We soon know whether a child is very able or has special educational needs in a subject. We plan, teach and provide extra support according to their needs. 
All staff are totally committed to giving the children the best possible start to their formal education. The caring, family atmosphere gives the children a feeling of security, self-worth and belonging in a place where every individual is encouraged to fulfil their potential academically, socially, morally, spiritually and physically. We aim to develop a love of learning and life itself. These words figure strongly in our school prayer.
Every opportunity is taken to ensure that learning is purposeful, meaningful and fun. The curriculum is enriched with visits, visitors and themed days and weeks. It is not unusual to see the staff and children dressed up as Romans, or perhaps World War 2 refugees. These events bring the curriculum to life and make learning fun for everyone. We have very good links with our farming and ex-farming community. Some examples of our work and our most recent OfSTED report can be seen on this site.
We are very proud of the excellent behaviour in our school.
I’ve always believed that in order for a school to be successful a strong sense of partnership between school and the family must be nurtured. This lies at the heart of the children’s happiness and success. We welcome working together to give our children the best possible education.

Mrs. A. Albion


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