Welcome to St. Michael’s C of E Primary School!
Message from the new Head of School:
Dear Parents, Carers & St. Michael’s Community
Welcome back to a new school year!
I am delighted to be writing you as the new Head of School at St. Michael’s CE Primary School. I feel extremely privileged to have been chosen to lead the school in the next part of its journey and to build upon the success the school has already achieved under the leadership of Messrs. Cheetham and Tomasetti , who will continue to work alongside me.
My priority in the short term is to make sure all the children settle well into their new classes and that they feel welcome, safe and happy to be back at school. The children and staff have already made me feel very welcome and I have had the pleasure of teaching all the children over the past few weeks. It has been lovely getting to know them; I am very impressed by their positive attitude to learning. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you as well – I will be at the school gates and the start and end of the day so please do come over and say hello.
In the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch if there is anything I can do to help and support you with your child’s learning and school life. Thank you for your continued commitment and support towards the staff and pupils of this school.
Mrs. Cherane Marshall
Proud to be St. Michael’s!
The team here at St Michael’s would like to extend a warm welcome to you all and hope that your association with the school is a long and happy one. We work closely together with the children and community of St Michael’s to create an environment which provides the very best opportunities for all our learners.
St Michael’s CE Primary School is situated in the beautiful and rural village of Playden, on the outskirts of the ancient town of Rye. The school is an extended Victorian building on a small site, surrounded by woodland and farmland. We have a delightful playground, field, school garden and pond and have recently developed the school site and learning environment.
Major investment by ESCC in the fabric of the school took place during the spring and early summer of 2015. Two new classrooms were built and the school hall was re-instated. The kitchen was upgraded to enable the cooking of fresh meals on site. During the autumn of last academic year, our reception area was re-sited, with a new hallway and double door entry, ensuring a safe and welcoming entrance to St Michael’s. As part of the rebuild the children’s toilets were also refurbished. We are all very pleased with our new facilities.
St. Michael’s has a well-established caring ethos founded on Christian beliefs, where every member of our school is valued as an individual, contributing to the happy, caring Christian environment which we strive to create. We encourage children to develop as individuals by promoting independence, care and respect for others.
It is our aim to:
- create a culture where all learners strive to do their best;
- achieve high standards of learning within a caring and supportive environment;
- provide an aspirational and holistic education, fully utilising our surrounding inspirational environment;
- support and encourage each child to develop their full range of learning skills irrespective of gender, race or physical ability;
- instil a love of learning through a rich, purposeful and stimulating curriculum;
- encourage children to take responsibility for their learning and behaviour – to make the right choice, supported by core values and a positive behaviour policy.
We embrace our role within the local community and the importance of developing links between home and school. We believe in working with parents as partners, through a committed, enthusiastic and developing Parent Council.
We hope you find the information on this website useful. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any other information you may need.