Mission Statement

A welcoming place that engages each child.

Our school provides a secure, caring, stimulating and challenging indoor and outdoor environment that promotes a love of learning. Our children, parents, families, staff, governors and community work together to enable each child to become a happy, healthy, well-balanced individual in preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

The ethos of the school is based on the Christian ideals of commitment, responsibility and respect and love for Jesus Christ, self and others. We are committed to working in partnership with all of those involved in our children’s development to lead our children towards tolerance, understanding, justice, and sensitivity to the needs of others and appreciation of the world around them.

Our motto “Enjoy, Respect, Learn, Achieve”

Vision Statement Our Vision for the Future

To provide role models who go the extra mile; give of themselves and their time to meet the needs of the whole child; promote spirituality and an appreciation of the wonders of the natural world; promote a love of learning; develop Christian ideals of commitment, responsibility, respect, team-work, tolerance, understanding, justice, sensitivity of self and others and love for Jesus Christ, within a secure, caring, inspiring, stimulating and challenging environment both indoors and outside.

For children, parents, families, staff, governors and community to work together in partnership to enable each child to become a happy, healthy, well-balanced individuals with self-confidence and belief that builds character to enable them to engage thoroughly, fulfilling each individual’s potential through life’s experiences, opportunities and responsibilities in a rapidly changing world.

Aims

Westhead Lathom St. James Church of England Primary School aims to :-

  • Provide a broad and challenging curriculum and a stimulating learning environment that extends outside the classroom;
  • Develop enquiring minds and spirituality through curiosity, awe and wonder of the world;
  • Teach, demonstrate and praise Christian Values;
  • Value the power of prayer;
  • Teach with innovative and investigative approaches to learning;
  • Provide an enriching programme of extra-curricular activities and visits;
  • Plan a rich, varied and up-to-date range of learning resources;
  • Encourage children to achieve their highest standards in all areas of the curriculum and to seek excellence within an ethos of support, challenge and encouragement to succeed;
  • Teach children to work independently, collaboratively and become highly motivated lifelong learners;
  • Include opportunities for creative thinking in problem solving settings, developing divergent thinking, adaptability and flexibility in preparation for the many changes ahead in life, including the rapid progress in technology;
  • Build partnerships between the school, home and community;
  • Strive for continuous improvement in all that we do;
  • Continually self-evaluate and continue to improve upon current practice;
  • Work collaboratively towards common goals;
  • Place self-esteem and a positive and inclusive approach to behaviour as high priorities thus ensuring that individuals respect and value themselves, others and the environment and is motivated to do their best in school and beyond in order to become a fulfilled adult who gives to the community.

 

Contact Us

Westhead Lathom St James

C of E Primary School

School Lane

Westhead

Ormskirk

Lancashire

L40 6HL

Phone: 01695 574 078

bursar@wlsj.lancs.sch.uk