Welcome to Whitfield St James’ CE (VC) Primary School

Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,

This is a child centred school and the staff are caring and compassionate individuals
with a genuine desire to develop and provide the best opportunities for the pupils.
Every pupil has the ability to excel and it is our privilege to help them achieve this.
Our pupils have the right to best quality education in all areas and we will continue to
strive to provide the opportunities to allow your children to develop into independent
learners. The world is changing and the jobs market becoming more diverse and
competitive and we have a duty to prepare our next generation for jobs that may not
yet exist.

There is a strong sense of community and developing links with the local area and
parents is an area I feel very strongly about.  I am very much looking forward to
working with you all over the coming year. I will try to be on the playground both
before and after school and please feel free to come and talk to me and if you would
like to talk privately, we can arrange a meeting. Please contact the school if you
have any questions or worries.

Craig Woodward

Update 18/09/2020

Hello,  I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine. We are two weeks in now and the atmosphere in school is great and it has been wonderful to see all the WOW days and activities the children have been doing. The staff and all parents have worked tirelessly to ensure school is as …

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Job Opportunity for Midday Supervisors

There is a vacancy for a midday supervisor and we are looking for people to become supply midday supervisors. We are a large primary school and we have a very supportive and nurturing team.  Please see the person specification and job description attached and please contact Mr Woodward on cwoodward@st- ames.derbyshire.sch.uk or 01457 852427 for …

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Glossopdale open evening letter.

It is that time of year for year 5 and 6 parents – High School hunting! Please see the open evening letter for Glossopdale.  Glossopdale Open Evening to Yr 5 6 Parents Sept 2020

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NHS parent guide for Covid 19.

This is a really useful guide for what to do with the current Covid 19 guidelines.

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Thank you and update 05/09/2020

Dear our Whole School Community,  I can’t thank you all enough for making our first day back yesterday truly fantastic and above all, as safe as possible. It was wonderful to see you all and to see the huge smiles on all the children’s faces.  All staff have worked really hard over the summer to …

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