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

Relief Midday Supervisors

  We are looking for people to become relief midday supervisors to provide cover as required.  We are a large primary school and we have a very supportive and nurturing team.  Please see the person specifications and job descriptions attached and please contact Tracey Bayliss on office@st-james.derbyshire.sch.uk or 01457 852427 for further information.    Midday …

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Nursery and Bluebell Reception classes Monday 24/01/2022

Good evening,  I hope you are all well and have had a great weekend.  Nursery and Bluebell Reception class will be open tomorrow. Please be aware that many pupils and staff are still testing positive and will not be in school tomorrow. We have done everything possible to keep the consistency in the classes. However, …

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Nursery and Bluebell reception class update

Good evening,  I hope everyone is well and ready for the weekend.  The pupils and staff who have tested positive are all feeling better and recovering well.  We very much hope that we will be able to open Nursery and Bluebell reception class on Monday and we are doing everything possible to ensure this happens. …

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Job Vacancy – Catering Assistant

Good afternoon,  Derbyshire catering service are advertising for a catering assistant. Please see the link below.  Job Advert The role is working in school but the successful candidate will be employed by Derbyshire Catering Service and not school.  Mr Woodward  

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Positive cases in school

19/01/2022 Please be advised that there are confirmed positive cases in the following classes. All are feeling ok and either have no symptoms or mild symptoms.  1 case in Mrs Heys and Mrs Madigan’s class.  1 case in Miss Graham’s class. 1 case in Mrs Mackey’s and Mr Ford’s class. 2 cases in Miss Kuczaj’s …

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