Welton St Mary’s Church Of England Primary Academy
School Drive | Lincoln | Lincolnshire | LN2 3LA
Tel: 01673 860339 | Fax: 01673 862947
We are the website wizards.
Some of our year 5 pupils are part of a group called Website Wizards, who make articles for our school website. The Website Wizards is run by Mrs Thorner. The Website Wizards have already made some articles for the website and have only been doing it for a few weeks! These people are Luke P, Cameron B, Thomas B, Jasmin S, Hayley L, Hermione H, Caitlyn B, Maddi M, Alfie M, Oliver P, Iris P.F, Thomas F and Lewis W By Cameron B
A big thank you to all of the children who have donated a book to the school library in celebration of their birthday. These will bring much pleasure to those who read them and give a lasting memory of the children’s time at Welton St. Mary’s Primary Academy.
A big thank you to all the children who brought in books, in celebration of their birthdays. The books that we receive are acknowledged by a book plate with the child’s name. All the books add to the range in our school library, enabling our children to access a varied genre, and leave a lasting legacy to future children.
School Year 2017/18
School Year 2016/17
Whole school Fair Trade fortnight – £209 raised, cerificate
‘Wear it Bright day’ £243 raised for RDF (Rhys’ Donation Foundation)
Patrick B – organised Reverse advent calendar – thank you letter sent to WSM
£54 was raised for MacMillan Nurses from donations instead of Christmas cards by our staff
Alfie T – Alfie has been raising money during the school holidays by taking part in running events. A 5K bubble run for the local park & a 10k run for MIND (mental health charity)
School Year 2016/2017
Readathon for children in hospital raised £822
Chloe B – readathon, raised £117
Erin L – Fundraising for Brownies
Monies raised for Poppy Appeal – £481.76
Later this term, the children in Years 2 and Years 6 will be taking their statutory National Curriculum tests. Thank you to the parents who attended the workshops to gain more information about the tests the children will be taking. The parental feedback has been very positive as to how they can support their children further on the run up to these tests.
For further information about the tests please click on the link below
Thank you to the year 1 parents who attended the meeting about the Y1 phonics screening check. Please find the information from the meeting below.
Social Media, Gaming and the Internet
In this digital age it is becoming increasingly difficult for parents to control what their children are exposed to and for children to protect themselves on the range of social media platforms available. The dangers from the internet may seem like a distant problem, but Lincolnshire schools are informing the police, daily, of internet issues relating to areas such as cyber bullying and child grooming. In addition to this, radicalisation and extremism is a concern in Lincolnshire. Whilst we try our very best to educate the next generation, the speed at which the internet grows and changes can be difficult to comprehend. For this reason we must ensure that our children are willing to talk to trusted adults about their experiences online.
Attached are a list of prompts and conversation starters to make this process easier- remember the children are the experts in this digital age and we can learn just as much from them as they can from us.
If you would like to know more about how you can keep your children safe online the thinkuknow website – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ – a fantastic resource which offers many up to date and helpful tips to assist you. There is also a website advising about radicalisation and extremism http://www.educateagainsthate.com/parents/
– which is a useful resource.
More E-safety information for parents
Other useful information
Mrs N Gough – Headteacher/Senior Leadership Team
Mrs O Thorner – Lower School Leader/ Senior Leadership Team & Butterfly class teacher
Mrs M Harkness – School Business Manager/ Senior Leadership Team & Food for Life subject lead
Miss L Maddox – Lady bird Class Teacher
Miss H Gammons – Ant Class Teacher
Mrs Z Howarth – Bee Class Teacher
Mrs L Bird- Crocodile Class Teacher
Miss L Done – Penguin Class Teacher
Mrs L Halliday – Kangaroo Class Teacher
Mrs H Sirdifield – Zebra Class Teacher
Mr Kilcoyne- Zebra Class Teacher
Mr P Williamson – Rhinoceros Class Teacher
Mrs C Dipple – Tiger Class Teacher
Mrs Radcliff- Tiger Class Teacher
Miss J Brinded – Lion Class Teacher
Mr J Durkan – Elephant Class Teacher
Mrs C Fraser – Giraffe Class Teacher
Mrs E Vyse – Trainee Teacher
Mr J Keeton – Teaching Assistant & Sports coach
Mrs E Androulaki – Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Nicholson – Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Davies – Teaching Assistant Cover Supervisor
Miss R Cook – Teaching Assistant/HLTA
Mrs B Facey – Teaching Assistant
Mrs R Griggs – Teaching Assistant
Mrs T Harper – Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Hilliard – Teaching Assistant
Mrs C Wonja – Teaching Assistant
Miss S Mack – Teaching Assistant
Miss E Adamson – Teaching Assistant
Mrs E Cannon – Learning Mentor
Mrs K Fitzergerald – Higher Level Teacher Assistant
Mrs G Jones – Higher Level Teacher Assistant
Mrs V Lally – Teaching Assistant/HLTA
Mrs J Schofield – Teaching Assistant
Miss E Morris – Trainee Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Williams – Finance Administrator
Mrs D Durkan – Administration Assistant
Miss V Whittaker – Administration Assistant
Mrs H Vaughan – Clerical Assistant
Mrs Batty – Midday Controller
Mrs M Atkin – Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mrs N Bowers – Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mrs Q Cao – Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mrs L Smith – Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mrs C Wright – Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mrs D Parker – Midday Supervisory Assistant
Miss J Zhang – Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mrs N Schweikhardt – Midday Supervisory Assistant
Miss L Judson – Midday Supervisory Assistant
Mr R Garfoot – Caretaker
Mrs I Lemon – Clerk to Governors.
We always welcome support from parent, carer, friends and members of the community. We believe you can add an enormous value to the children’s learning opportunities. There are different ways of getting involved. Would you like to get involved in helping in the class room? Are you available for school visits? If you have any time that you could offer to support our children whether it be on a regular basis or just on occasions we would love to hear from you.
What skills do you have to offer? Are you a qualified football coach? Do you enjoy music? Have you travelled? Can you speak another language? All of these are just examples of some of the skills that we would love you to be able to share with our children.
Welton St. Mary’s Primary Academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All volunteers will be subject to a DBS check, prior to working with our children.
Meet Our Members
|Governors||Category of Governor||End of term|
|Mrs Marlene Chapman||Foundation Governor||Term of Office Being Renewed|
|Mr Don Chapman||Foundation Governor||Ex officio|
|Miss Dawn Sylvester||Gov Co-opted||19/10/2018|
|Mrs Ruth Stephenson||Gov Co-opted||19/10/2018|
|Mrs Hannah Clark||Member appointed||29/11/2020|
|Mr Mark Smith||Member appointed||8/2/2020|
|Mr Gary Watkin||Member appointed||18/3/2021|
|Mr Alan Darby||Parent Governor||26/11/2019|
|Mrs Maria Lambert||Parent Governor||26/2/2021|
|Mr Andy Johnson||Parent Governor||26/2/2021|
|Mrs Nicola Gough||Principal||Ex officio|
|Ms Vicky Lally||Staff Governor||5/2/2021|
|Mrs Lisa Cassidy||Staff Governor||12/10/2019|
|Mr A Darby||Member Appointed||14/11/2016|
|Mrs H Clark||Sign. to Mem and Arts/Chair of Gov||30/11/2012 (resigns 31/3/17)|
|Mrs Ruth Stephenson||Member Appointed||30/11/2016|
|Mr Mark Smith||Chair of Governors||1/4/17|
|Ms Samantha Stewart||Diocesan Board Representative||12/11/2015|
Each year, the children in our school vote for a member of their class who has been a good role model and shown that they live through our church school values.
These are this year’s winners. Congratulations to you all.
The Governing Body
The governing body’s main role is a strategic one and governors play a vital role in providing a link between the school, the parents and the communities it serves. In summary, the governing body:
Some of the work of the governing body is delegated to standing committees and working parties.
The two standing committees are:
All governors are expected to serve on at least one of these committees. The current membership is:
|Finance and Premises Committee||School Improvement and Personnel Committee|
|Alan Darby (Chair)||Ruth Stephenson (Chair)|
|Marlene Chapman||Lisa Cassidy|
|Nicola Gough||Nicola Gough|
|Andy Johnson||Victoria Lally|
|Mark Smith||Maria Lambert|
|Gary Watkin||Mark Smith|
Outside of meetings governors are asked to monitor the work of the school in specific areas. This monitoring role focuses on the implementation of agreed policies and systems, and governors report back to meetings and make recommendation on how the school can improve and consolidate.
The Monitoring Role
|Academic||Mark Smith and Ruth Stephenson|
|Finance||Alan Darby and Lisa Cassidy|
|Premises/Health and Safety||Marlene Chapman and Gary Watkins|
|Safeguarding||Dawn Sylvester and Maria Lambert|
|Religion & Staff/Pupil Wellbeing||Don Chapman and Andy Johnson|
|Staff and Governance||Company Members|
|Subject||Dawn Sylvester and Victoria Lally|
Thank you to all pupils, parents, carers and members of the community who support the calendar of events run by the School Friends. Your support – be it through donating your time, prizes or simply by being the cash dispenser for your children to spend at these events – has helped give pupils more opportunities, experiences and fun.
The fundraising from school friends has enabled us to provide enhanced experiences and resources for our children. Our combined efforts have contributed towards the lego workshop, school sports uniform and in the past your support has helped us to buy trim trails, classroom resources and subsidise trips. The overall aim is always to top up funds to buy the ‘extra bits’ and we try hard to ensure all children at the school benefit in a variety of ways.
Equally, we hope our efforts provide the school community with some great social events – the pupil discos and film nights being particularly well supported this year.
But we’d love some new ideas.
Friends is made up of a friendly group of parents, grandparents, carers and teachers who would love to welcome you on board the team. If you would like to join or wish to find out more, please contact us
Access to Advice Services in One Place
Lincolnshire residents can now access advice, information and Support agencies from across the County in one place through the new Lincs2Advice service. This free, impartial and confidential service can be accessed by telephone or website . This will help you to find the best advice provider quickly and easily and also assist you with a diverse range of issues from health and care through to money and work.
There will be 260 organisations from across the County including Citizens Advice Bureau, Lincolnshire Credit Union and Age UK, all working together in partnership through the Lincolnshire Advice Network to support people looking for help. Please find all contact details below
( 0844 257 0042