Westhead Lathom St James' C of E Primary School

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25th August 16




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Welcome to Westhead Lathom St James Church of England Primary School. My name is Mrs. Albion and as head-teacher of our school I would like to tell you about our school, staff and children 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. With our experience, we are able to quickly establish 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. 
 St. James’ staff are totally committed to giving the children the best possible start to their 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 want every child to be the very best that they can be. 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, relevant, meaningful and fun.  We’re very proud of our connected curriculum which links certain subjects, where appropriate, by themes thus enabling wider learning and deeper meaning. 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 evacuees. These events bring the curriculum to life and make learning fun for everyone. We have very good links with the wider community. Some examples of life at our school, 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, not only in lessons but on the playground, the school field and during trips outside school.

Social and emotional aspects of learning are valued highly at St. James. If a child is not emotionally secure then they won’t be able to learn to their full potential and won’t become the well-rounded member of the community we would like them to become. Friendships between children are generally very positive but where there is a disagreement, staff aim to unravel the root causes with a view to resolving the situation, helping the children to reflect, empathise and build stronger social and emotional skills for life.  Bullying is not tolerated in our school family. It is the subject of class lessons and addressed in collective worship. Our view is that if the smaller issues are sorted out then they can’t grow into larger ones.

Here at St. James, we believe that a strong sense of partnership between school and the family must be nurtured in order for the children who attend our school be as ready as they can be for secondary school and life beyond. We welcome working together to give our children the best possible education.


Mrs. A. Albion


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Rotary Junior Community Award Winners

All of our Year 6 pupils received their award in a class assembly. They were presented their certificates by the Deputy Mayor.

Wise Owls go wild in Wales!

Check out the full gallery of our outdoor and adventurous activities holiday. An amazing time was had by all.

Footballers win the league!

Our school football team won their league comfortably this year. The children scored over 80 goals without reply over 13 fixtures. A fantastic achievement!

Aspirations Week Visitors

The last week of the half-term was Aspirations Week. School had 25 visitors representing many different professions.

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