As the leader of St Patrick’s, my job is to make sure your child is safe, happy and achieving their very best whilst they are at school.
I believe children should feel welcome, inspired, safe and supported when they are learning so that they can reach their God-given potential and I also believe this is true for you as parents. Children will achieve well if expectations are clear, they know what they need to do to succeed and they have the right attitudes towards learning.
I hold a strong belief in the power of education to change children’s lives and the right of every child to receive an excellent education. I am dedicated to building opportunities for students to achieve their highest academic standards, ensuring that they are known well as individuals and that their unique personality, talents and interests are nurtured and developed to the full.
A St Patrick’s education is about developing the whole child and providing opportunities for them to flourish within and beyond the classroom. It is the aim of the whole school team to help each child become a successful life-long learner and well-rounded individual who is ready to make the next steps in their learning journey.
St Patrick’s is a school with enormous potential and as we strive to fulfil this, any developments that are made in the future, will always be for the best interests of the children. I am proud to have joined a team that is already hard-working and committed to each and every one of the children in its care. From my experience of being in education, I know that a successful and happy school depends on all of us working together.
For any prospective parents who are accessing our school website for the first time, thank you for showing an interest in learning more about our school. We are always happy to welcome prospective parents to our school. Please do telephone the school office administrators, on 01785 413275 to make an appointment to visit us and see our school at work. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to St Patrick’s School. In the meantime until we meet I hope that you will enjoy exploring our website to find out a little more about us.
Mr M Brandon
Quotes from our most recent Ofsted report (January 2019):
'The school clearly proclaims the values that guide its mission. These values, which derive from Catholic virtues and include respect, truth, love and service, are exemplified by staff in what they say and do. During their time at school, pupils learn how these values can steer and comfort them in their lives and help them to grow into compassionate and responsible members of society.'
'St Patrick’s Catholic Primary is a very welcoming school where staff go out of their way to let pupils know they are valued. Pupils are encouraged to do their best, help others and to seek help when they need it. They know that adults will always have time to talk with them about their interests and to listen to any worries they might have.'
'The behaviour of pupils is good. Their conduct in lessons and when moving around the school is calm and orderly.'
'Good leadership is the driving factor behind the judgement of good early year’s provision. This inspection found that clear-sighted leadership and mostly effective teaching mean that children are happy and safe at school.'
'Staff maintain good communication with parents. There are many opportunities for them to come into school to talk with staff and find out how their children are getting on. These positive relationships and flow of information between home and school help parents to support their children’s learning at home.'