Our School Vision and School Priorities 2016 – 2017


our children
our St Jude’s Family
happy – inspired – loved
the sky is not the limit
ready for today – prepared for tomorrow


Our Vision

Travelling together, following a path and forging our own
We don’t need a map – we’ll all work together to get there
The destination isn’t a place; it’s a person
It doesn’t matter where you start from, we’ll journey together as a family.

Some people say you can’t choose your family
I’m not sure
Here at St Jude’s we are a family
We’re there for each other – for the ups and the downs
When we succeed we celebrate together
When we fall, we pick each other up because we want the best for one another
No family is exactly the same and that’s true of ours.  It makes us more interesting.
Although we have differences, our faith unites us.

School Priorities 2017 – 2018

Priorities 1 and 2 – Progress and Curriculum

Progress: All children make at least expected progress across the curriculum with a focus on Pupil Premium and SEND groups.

Curriculum: Our Curriculum engages, challenges and inspires all children with a focus on mastery.


Hey! I’m Eli and I go to St Jude’s Primary School.

I believe the sky is the limit!

Today I was Miss New’s ‘Worker of the Week’ because I am doing so well and my teacher says I’ve gone really far since the beginning of the year.  I was even voted to be school council representative for my class, so now I can help make good changes in the school.

All our lessons are based around us, like planets around the sun.  Because I enjoy them, I put lots of effort in!  It was so much fun to act out King Kong and I was even hot-seated!  I love maths and I’m good at it because I enjoy it.  I like the fun starters because then you begin the lesson on a high!  I also really love making raps to help me remember new things.   Competitions are great too, because they make me enthusiastic and I want to do well: we all get excited!

Lessons are awesome because they’re not super hard but not too easy either.  I like to challenge myself and I’m not scared to get it wrong.  I throw myself into it and see how it goes!  I’m In charge of my learning.

My teachers all have good skills and I really admire them.  They’re dedicated and want us to do well.  They really understand us; they want all of us to do the best we can.  If my teacher says I can go far, I will go far!

I know that I’m ready for next year.

When I’m learning, I feel like a super hero.  I feel powerful and if I’m told I can do stuff, I just want to do it.

Priority 3 – Our St Jude’s Children

Children live out the school Christian Vision in their behaviour and attitude to learning.

Walk into St. Jude’s and meet Noah, a friendly and bubbly blond-haired boy.  He loves a challenge and will take it on even if it is ‘a bit tricky’, like the time when we were adding 2 digit numbers in Maths.  He kept going until he got it!

Then there’s Anna, – she only went and recited a poem in front of the whole school, dressed as a crocodile!

Did we mention that she’s in Reception?!

If you’re lost, hopefully Samuel will be around.  He is so kind and helpful that you’ll be glad that you lost your way. Keep your eyes peeled for all the wonderful creations on display around the school.  Wait until you see Katarina’s Harry Potter-esque collection of potions that she brought in from home.  I wouldn’t recommend that you drink any though!

Watch your back – we have some monsters on site, the Delightful Dojo Monsters.  Don’t worry they won’t bite!  Everyone wants them to visit their class so they try really hard to follow the Golden Rules and win the most Dojo Points.  FYI Class 3 & 4 have a bitter rivalry – almost as bad a Slytherin vs. Gryffindor.  I won’t say who’s who!

Sport isn’t just for PE – ask Ezra D & Josh W about their dancing skills at lunchtime and in the Music Competition.   And Mr Winn will happily bend your ear about his football team.  I hope you don’t need to be anywhere soon.

If you do get in a pickle, Annabelle, Olivia and the rest of the fantastic peer mediators will be on hand to listen and guide you to a resolution.

Sultan is one of our resident techies – AKA the Digital Leaders.  They are around to help you with all your ICT needs – even if you’re a grown up!  They’re also really up on their e-safety so if you’re not sure about something, they’re your guys.

You’ve only met a handful of our children but I bet you’d recognise a St. Jude’s child anywhere:-

  • They might be resilient like Noah and never give up.
  • Or confident like Anna and stand up in front of 200 people dressed as a crocodile.
  • Or kind like Samuel and will help you out whatever situation you’re in.
  • Whoever it is you can be sure they are living out our Christian values everywhere they go.

Priority 4 – Staff

Our staff are informed, enabled and supported so that they provide our children with an excellent education.

Our staff deliver excellent education with energy and a positive attitude.  When you walk around out school you will find:-

  • Creative and exciting learning in Reception where children are free and learning responsibly for themselves and those around them.  Water splashes, paint swirls and letters are formed.
  • A buzz and positivity in KS1 created by excellent teaching, our children will welcome you with a smile. And the sound of laughter and concentration can be heard in equal measure.
  • A purposeful and engaging KS2 curriculum where children succeed through broad and balanced learning. From exploring how to measure distance using a javelin, learning about Fibonacci in the nature garden and scanning QR code’s to research healthy eating, learning is exciting to deliver and exciting to receive.

Staff at St. Jude’s are given everything they need to be the best they can.  We have pride and energy because our workload is manageable and intelligently managed.  We support each other, celebrate our achievements and feel valued.

Our strong leadership team ensure our staff are valued and equipped to do a brilliant job.  We encourage honest, reflective communication to keep us improving.
Every morning our staff arrive with a smile knowing that an exciting and rewarding day awaits.