Tel: 01902 790253
Email: office@st-pauls-coven.staffs.sch.uk

Welcome to St Paul's First School

Welcome from the Headteacher

I am so very proud and honoured to welcome you on behalf of all the team at St Paul's First School.  We are an inclusive Church of England School where every child is valued and supported to achieve their very best. We are proud of our pupils, our staff and the positive atmosphere we create through our focus on Christian values.

We believe that children have just one childhood; we want their earliest school experience to be an exciting, magical journey, packed with inspirational and unforgettable learning experiences. We encourage our children to explore, to invent and to create. By steering their natural curiosity we develop children who are confident, bold and prepared to be challenged. Our children learn about, and have confidence in, themselves as learners. They set themselves goals and have high aspirations for their future. We aspire to build individual learning powers and enjoy an ethos that builds high levels of self-esteem; instils a strong determination to succeed and promotes a thirst for life-long learning.

The supportive ethos within the school enables pupils of all abilities to thrive as they grow and develop. We recognise the importance of achieving high standards as well as developing well rounded individuals. The school's provision allows pupils to recognise the joy of achievement and our aim is to equip our pupils with the skills to become global citizens of the future, who are able to make a positive contribution to society.

We firmly believe that for this to be best achieved, we must establish a genuine partnership between home and school. We pride ourselves on open communication, so if you have any questions or comments regarding the web site or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact either your child’s class teacher or me.

Miss Karen Roberts

Headteacher

Learning Buddies

What are learning behaviours and why are they important?

At St Paul's we have 8 Learning Buddies who represent different characteristics of learning behaviour. Our Learning Buddies are introduced to the children in Nursery and Reception and reinforced throughout their school journey.

We encourage our children to:

- Be creative

- Collaborate with each other

- Persevere

- Reflect on their learning

- Challenge themselves

- Be studious

- Be curious

- Take risks

By introducing learning buddies in school, we are developing children’s ability to discuss their learning and helping them develop a language to talk about their own learning. The children in school today are going to be facing huge challenges in the wider world and we are working with them to develop skills that will help them be successful in the wider world. 


We want to see children learning from mistakes and more importantly, to see that having to rethink an aspect of their learning, is a way to improve. Perseverance is about children picking themselves up after a set back and being able to give it another go. 


At St Paul’s, we are looking for children who are seen to be thinking and considering; children who value their own ideas and who believe that they have the strategy to solve the problem. 


One of the key learning behaviours is reflection. We want to see our children actively evaluating their work and developing the ability to believe that they can always improve whilst taking a pride in their own work and achievements, and those of others.

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Contact Us

St Paul's CE(VC)First School
School Lane
Coven
South Staffordshire
WV9 5AD

Tel: 01902 790253
email: office@st-pauls-coven.staffs.sch.uk