St Luke’s is a nurturing, dynamic and diverse community, rooted in Christian values, where children are encouraged to be the best they can be. The following values are our guiding principles:
We will do everything we can to help every child understand the importance of these values through the way we behave towards them and each other. Each child’s educational, emotional and spiritual welfare is vitally important and we commit to doing our very best for every child. Our vision is:
“Reaching higher than I dreamed, becoming the person I can really be, doing the best that I can, for the world and for me.”
We could summarise our vision with the phrase: ‘Learning for Life”, and our school motto “Always seeking to improve.”
St Luke's Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this committment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding committment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
We have a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) that can be seen on posters around school.
Our DSL is Fiona MacCorquodale (Head of School).
Our Deputy DSLs are
- Ann Dwulit (Headteacher),
- Monica Dickman (SENCO and Inclusion)
- Anisa Lucey (Learning Mentor)
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.