St. Aidan's Primary School

June 7, 2019
by Mrs Lynch

Message from Mrs Sandra McLean – Head Teacher

St Aidan’s Primary School serves the Coltness and Cambusnethan areas of Wishaw. St Aidan’s Primary, L.C.S.C and Nursery is very much an inclusive learning community. We view ourselves as a happy, vibrant and successful school with a solid reputation in the local community and beyond. Our school motto” Growing in Faith – Learning for Life” is our clear vision. We are very much a TEAM and together we strive to deliver the highest quality education for all our learners. We aim to provide education of the highest quality enabling children to develop their full potential physically, emotionally, socially, academically and spiritually, clearly demonstrating the hallmarks of a Catholic Primary School. Last year we welcomed the creation of a new non-denominational Language and Communication Support Centre within our school community. The L.C.S.C supports children from within the South Locality of North Lanarkshire with identified language and communication difficulties.

The school, L.C.S. C and nursery are well recognised locally as delivering a high quality curriculum with motivated children and committed, professional staff. A very high standard of behaviour is evident in all areas of the school and Nursery.
Key Strengths identified by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate in June 2015

Nurturing and caring ethos of the school.
Children who are confident learners and who are well behaved and proud of their school.
The strong leadership and dedication demonstrated by the headteacher and by staff across the school and their commitment to professional learning and collaborative working.
Strong partnership working with parents to support children’s learning and achievement.

St Aidan’s Nursery is non-denominational and operates morning and afternoon sessions for sixty children – 30 children in each session. In addition we have a 2-year old nursery which caters for 20 children- 10 children in each session. Staff deliver a structured, progressive curriculum with a focus on learning through play for children aged 2 – 5 years of age.
St Aidan’s Primary is a Roman Catholic, co-educational school. We liaise closely with the Parish of St Aidan’s forging strong community links and encouraging participation in the practice of our Catholic faith. Fr. Liam O’Connor, is a frequent visitor to the school and is a valued member of our team. Children from other religious communities also attend St Aidan’s and we ensure that Other World Religions form an integral part of our curriculum.

We value each child as an individual and hope that experiences gained in St. Aidan’s Primary will give your children a positive self image, confident in their valued contribution to the school and the wider community.

Finally, should you have any questions regarding the school or its curriculum, or should you have any worries relating to your child, you need only contact me and I will be happy to arrange a meeting to discuss these with you.

Yours sincerely

Sandra McLean

Head Teacher

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