Welcome from the Headteacher!
We are a church school in the village of Congresbury. We pride ourselves upon the fact that we cater for a wide and varying community and that we always aim to improve our standards.
At St. Andrew’s, we believe that everyone is capable of extraordinary and amazing things! Over the last two years we have been developing our Learning without Limits pedagogy. This means that we don’t set a ceiling or a limit on what any individual is able to do. We trust our children with support to make their own decisions and to challenge themselves in their own learning. We believe in everybody and ensure that all of our children are involved in our Tree house groups, ensuring that their voice is heard in decisions about the school. We learn together collaboratively and succeed together, believing that we are all growing together as community. You will often hear our classes referred to as “Crew”, as in crew on a ship, that enable the voyage to take place.
We have planned, for all of our classes, a curriculum that is exciting and based in the real world. You will find all of our teachers planning “wow” days or inviting an expert into the school to fire imaginations within projects and to deepen the our children’s experiences.
All of this work is unpredictable. It involves taking risks, with our teachers expecting young children to surprise them and to then provide activities that create the conditions in which surprises are more likely to happen. Such an approach has been very successful for our school.
We see a true partnership between home and school as the finest ingredient we can add to the school mix and welcome you to join us on the voyage of discovery that your children will experience over the next few years.
Mrs Fran Martin