What’s in a name?
We take our name from our close links with St Blaise Church, Milton. We are a Church of England (C of E), controlled school. This means we are ‘controlled’ by the Local Education authority and ‘aided’ by the diocese, the church. For some C of E schools it is the other way around, they are ‘aided’ by the local authority and ‘controlled’ by the diocese.
This cross is in our entrance hall helps signpost our Christian ethos. It was made by everyone – each child and adult in school chose a piece of fabric and wove it into our cross, showing how we are all part of God’s and our school family.
Who was St Blaise?
Challenge themselves to reach their full potential
*Individual pupil’s needs are catered for through careful planning and differentiation.
*Staff encourage children to experiment and take risks when learning.
*Staff foster; resourcefulness, resilience, reflectiveness, relationships, they take risks with their learning.
Receive an engaging purposeful education of the highest quality
*Children are involved in planning teaching and evaluating learning.
*Children’s interests and ideas are used to plan topics.
*Children work in mixed year groups and mixed age teams.
*Staff enable pupils to access a high number of learning opportunities via trips, visitors and outdoor learning.
Learn in a safe and caring environment
*The Headteacher and staff ensure that they know and understand every child and their families.
*The staff work together to maintain the outstanding health and safety audit – attained in Dec 2012
*Children are encouraged to plan for risks and help make decisions about safety management.
Develop a sense of ownership and belonging to the whole community
*Children are consulted about all aspects of education, pupil voice and reflection is built into all aspects of education.
*Parents and community members are invited to a range of events, assemblies and fundraising functions.
*Many local people support us by volunteering, gardening, reading, and running activities for groups. We work alongside local youth projects.
Grow together in Christian faith and spirituality
*We work alongside Milton churches to provide a range of opportunities for our pupils to experience faith in the community.
*We provide areas and time for personal reflection for adults and children.
*We unite as a team showing mutual respect. We believe in individuals needing to use their talents for the good of all.
Our school will achieve the above aims in an environment that:
displays a distinctive Christian character
works in partnership with parents and carers
is Inclusive of all
Our Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the gift of learning here at Saint Blaise,
Help us on the journey of life so that we can do our best,
Give us love in hearts today,
Our SIAMS inspection took place in Jan 2018 – we were pleased to receive an outstanding judgement.