Mary Elton Primary School

Mary Elton Primary School

Achievement by Caring
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Welcome

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Mary Elton Primary School in Clevedon.

I am very proud to be part of this strong community school, who provides the best possible learning for each child in our care. Our vision is Achievement by Caring and we work closely with our children and families to ensure that all our children receive what they require. We provide a stimulating and caring environment that is conducive to the needs and capabilities of all our children.

Our staff care deeply about every child and family. We are a relentlessly positive school seeing everything as an opportunity and this is something that we instill in our pupils. 

Mary Elton Primary School is committed to creating an environment where exemplary behaviour is at the heart of productive learning. Everyone is expected to maintain the highest standards of personal conduct, to accept responsibility for their behaviour and encourage others to do the same. It echoes our values with an emphasis on respectful behaviour, a partnership approach between home and school. 

We create a curriculum that is inspiring and ensures our children make the necessary progress through high standards of teaching and learning. We truly value and explore new opportunities to make learning real, including our local community, international and STEM links.

Please do contact the school if you would like to come and visit and see the pupils and staff of Mary Elton in action. 

Kind regards

Mr Dean Hudd

Headteacher

Creative Curriculum

At Mary Elton School we want our children to be curious life-long learners who can work collaboratively and achieve their full potential. English and Maths follow the National Curriculum and where opportunities arise, cross curricular links are used to enhance learning. Our new Creative Curriculum has been designed to support the seventeen United Nations "Global Goals" by weaving our children’s learning in to the fabric of what it is to be a local and global citizen.

We have devised a Creative Curriculum that has the flexibility to optimise new learning opportunities that may present themselves. This enables us to provide our children with engaging learning experiences that excite their imagination and challenge them. Creativity is at the heart of our children’s journey of learning. We endeavour to provide a rich and diverse curriculum which is linked to the real world, teaching children important key skills, attitudes and a love of learning which encourages children to think outside the box.

The teaching and learning at our school is of a high standard and is well planned and managed so that every child is supported and challenged. We enable children to take an active part in their own learning. We believe that pupils must understand the "what and why" of their learning, where they are in relation to their learning and that it is vital that they can explain what it is that they have achieved.

Our curriculum is outward looking and embraces our wider community. We engage with parents/carers, industry, local organisations and individuals to bring the real world into our school. We offer our children a global dimension to their learning through our links with schools in France, Reunion Island and Tanzania. All these links and aspects of our curriculum that we have developed and continue to build on, are designed to enrich our children’s understanding of the world. Our curriculum also takes us in to our local community and enhances our children’s social emotional development as well as promoting oracy skills and offering children depth and breadth of understanding. We want our children to realise, through our curriculum, that they can impact positively on their world.

As a school, we want the richest and most diverse curriculum. French is taught in KS1 as well as KS2.  Children are able to access a wide range of sporting activities, many exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities and our extensive grounds offer great outdoor learning opportunities. Music also features prominently within our curriculum. We offer two residential activities and our school trip's encompass an array of opportunities.

We believe we have also created a curriculum that is fully inclusive, is designed to challenge fixed mind sets and ensures we offer a unique and broad range of experiences. We ensure that we review our provision annually as we endeavour to provide all our children with the skills and knowledge needed to lead fulfilling lives where they can engage as active local and global citizens.

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Clevedon Learning Trust

Mary Elton Primary School is part of the Clevedon Learning Trust; a Multi Academy Trust formed on 1st January 2015. The Trust is made up from school clusters in the Clevedon and Bridgwater localities.

As a Trust we understand the value of a school-led education system and our role in partnerships with other schools. Our principles are based on our collective responsibility to children in ours and the wider community. The Trust was formed with a shared vision to provide and support high-quality inclusive education that is student-focused and achieves excellent outcomes. The Clevedon Learning Trust is able to provide an inspiring and coherent education from age 4 to age 18.

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