Welcome to Freezywater St George's CE VA Primary School
Thank you for taking an interest in our school. We are a one-form entry Church primary school in North East Enfield, with children from a range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
We are very proud of our school, our children and our staff and try our hardest to promote a happy, caring Christian learning environment where everyone feels they belong and can achieve.
Please take time to view our policies and practice and if you are considering Freezywater St George's as the school for your child, come and visit us.
We are proud to have been recognised as an Outstanding Church School
(SIAMS June 2014)
At Freezywater St George’s CE VA Primary we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, in line with the duty placed on us by section 175 of the Education Act 2002.
We strongly believe that all children have the right to feel safe and to be protected from physical, sexual or emotional abuse and neglect.
At our school safeguarding encompasses:
- Child protection
- Safer recruitment
- Managing allegations against members of staff
- Adhering to the Child in Need process
- Online Safety
- Prevention of Radicalisation
- Safeguarding against under-achievement
Safeguarding is also supported by our approach to behaviour management, our response to managing bullying, our response to caring, our response to children who are absent from school and our health and safety procedures. These are documented in separate policies.
We aim to work well in partnership with parents/carers and any other appropriate agencies to promote the welfare of our children. If you would like some more information about internet safety please follow this link: Thinkuknow
Our Value of the Month
Each month we focus on a specific value which we discuss with our
children in the hopes that it can help us all be better citizens.
Our overarching school values are:
Respect and Reverence
I have the right to be treated with respect
I have the responsibility to treat children, adults and God with respect
Our monthly focus values are: Peace, Courage, Trust,
Generosity, Friendship,Responsibility, Perseverance, Humility
These values permeate Collective Worship and Assemblies together with PSHCE lessons, but more importantly, everyday life in school. They are linked to Rights and Responsibilities and are promoted amongst all members of our school community – including governors and parents.
This month's value is: Responsibility I have Rights I have the responsibility to respect the dignity of others in school and in the community.
Our Mission Statement
The School aims to provide a secure, caring and friendly Christian environment in which all pupils are encouraged to work towards excellence and to develop self-confidence and discipline in whatever they do. We aim to support and nurture our children’s religious faith, through our words and actions every day.
Our Vision Statement
Our vision is:
to ensure every child leaves our school a good reader, enjoying reading and able to use print to help them in every aspect of their lives
to ensure children can communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including using IT
to create competent and confident mathematicians able to apply their basic maths skills to common problems and situations
to encourage all our children to live fulfilled lives as responsible local, national and global citizens, treating others with respect and being able to be both team players and team leaders
to ensure every child develops resilience, resourcefulness and self-esteem
to encourage our children’s natural curiosity, developing enquiring minds that challenge and question in order for them to learn and understand more
We are a Rights Respecting School
We are fully committed to a Rights Respecting School ethos and are creating the conditions for a rights respecting culture. This is to build on our values driven ethos to enrich and broaden the curriculum.
Our curriculum is constantly being monitored and designed to reflect the needs of the children, not only in terms of knowledge and skills but in attitudes both local and global and to the learning of skills essential for life.
We promote a Value of the month across the school and in weekly newsletters.
Through a Rights Respecting Christian ethos, we aim to install in our children a belief in themselves, to nurture their self-esteem and, above all, to embrace their responsibility to respect the rights of others. This in turn helps them to learn how to formulate, express and listen to opinions, helping to raise achievement and self-confidence.