Welcome - we invite you to share in our vision, honest commitment and self-reflection.
A warm welcome to many friends, old and new, as we embark upon the new academic year. Myself, and my team, are ready to continue working alongside you.
St James’ is a school that can take advice, listen to criticism, be strong and have conviction when required, yet accept that we are human and will constantly learn. We are not afraid to try new ideas and make changes that we believe will improve the learning experience for our children. I expect the best from everyone – particularly in terms of the attitude to life at St James. However, this will not be at the expense of losing a sense of fun and using a common sense approach.
Be in no doubt that teaching and learning is our passion. It is our drive. It is our reason for being here. Being a dedicated teacher is more than a job it literally is a way of life – never underestimate the desire that every member of my team here possess and how every decision is taken with care and with the best intentions. Everything is geared towards our children’s academic and social development in equal measure.
Take a look at our vision statement - this is central to everything we do - and our definition of spiritual development. It is the way we live and learn here at St. James’ and we aim for everyone to join us in this. Ultimately we want to see each child achieving their optimum academically but with the social skills needed to ensure that knowledge is guided by a strong spiritual and moral conscience that will make a better future for all in our community and beyond.
Together we are stronger.Mr G T Denton