Black Lives Matter in Lewisham
A message form Pinaki Ghoshal, Lewisham’s Executive Director for Children and Young People and Angela Scattergood, Director of Education.
The Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan has published a statement on behalf of Lewisham Council in response to the killing of George Floyd in the United States. You can read the full statement here: https://lewisham.gov.uk/articles/news/black-lives-matter-in-lewisham
We believe that our schools and settings are key to tackling racism and other forms of discrimination. We will support all Lewisham schools and settings in their commitment to standing against racism and injustice, alongside and in solidarity with the local and global Black community.
Welcome to St Mary’s CE Primary School
St Mary’s school serves our community by providing the highest quality of education and experiences so everyone can achieve their full potential. Faith is at the heart of our life together which celebrates our diversity. Christian values unite and guide our relationships based on respect, responsibility and forgiveness.
Our School Vision
To be a learning community that promotes the unique gifts, wellbeing and potential of every person. Our work is founded on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, building on His message of equality, peace and justice, guided by His words,
“As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
During lockdown, all of the staff team have missed every family of St Mary’s so much. We hope that you are all safe and well and we made this video to show you what we have been up to at home!
Message From The Headteacher
Dear Parents and Carers,
I am delighted to welcome you to St Mary’s Lewisham CE Primary School website. I am privileged to be the Headteacher of a vibrant and thriving school community. We have wonderful children who are happy and enthusiastic learners, with enquiring minds. They are encouraged to be creative, ask questions and explore their learning opportunities so that we can support them to achieve their full potential. Our school vision and Christian values guide us in our learning together as a community so that we can celebrate every person’s unique gifts and promote their wellbeing and potential.
The needs of the children are always paramount in the life of the school and the decisions that we make. I strongly believe in providing our children with exciting, creative and meaningful learning experiences, which build their enthusiasm for learning and help them to grow and develop positively in a variety of ways. I think it is crucial to involve the children and their families as partners in their education. I am also keen on building a whole school community which thrives on mutual respect and values positive relationships. I know how vital working in partnership with parents really is in order for children to find school a positive and rewarding experience. As key educators in your children’s lives, I feel that it is important that you have a voice and that as a school we are approachable and allocate time to listen to your concerns, worries or thoughts about the school.
You can be assured that as Headteacher, I will strive to create the best education for your children whilst they are a part of our school family. Please do come and introduce yourselves – I will attempt to be at the gate before and after school each day.
I look forward to meeting you all.
Thank you for your continued support.