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We are passionate about READING AT ST RICHARD’S!  We were one of the twelve schools selected by OFSTED to take part in the Reading by Six Survey – How the best schools do it.

Reading for pleasure is at the heart of all our teaching of reading.

Evidence supports what we have always believed – that reading for pleasure enables children to excel in all curriculum areas.

“To learn to read is to light a fire,

Every syllable that is spelled out…..

Is a spark!”  Victor Hugo

We have had so many special visitors this year who obviously agree with us!  They were equally impressed with our MATHS, especially with our 2015 SATs results of Level 4+  98%, Level 5+  74% and Level 6  20%.  We have averaged 73% Level 5 over the past 4 years!

Our Maths results for this year (2016) at KS2 were 91% pupils meeting expectations, with a high percentage of pupils exceeding expectations.

At St. Richard’s, we are proud of all our MATHEMATICIANS, and we continue to reinforce the existing practice that we already adhere to and concurs with the New Maths Curriculum which states:-

“A high-quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.”

Friday 13th December 2013 – Senior HMI Angela Westington and 10 additional HMI’s visited our school to look at our reading systems.

Monday 23rd June 2014 – Senior Inspector Alison Lamputt and 7 Headteachers from Telford and Wreckin Council visited our school.

Thursday 26th June 2014 – Stoke-On-Trent Primary Reading Conference.   Mrs Sesnan and the Senior Leadership Team, Mr Keyworth, Miss Broadbent and Mrs Toal gave a presentation on Reading.  Present at the conference and also presenting were the Rt. Hon. Tristan Hunt MP (Shadow Education Secretary), Councillor Mohammed Pervez (Stoke-On-Trent, city council leader) and Angela Westington Senior HMI – West Midlands.

Tuesday 8th July 2014 – Senior Inspector Rob Johnson and Team from Stoke L.A. visited our school.

Friday 25th September/2nd October 2015 – Stoke Premiership Partnership.  Mr Keyworth (Deputy Head) led a 2 day course for Maths Leaders in our school, exploring high-impact cross-curricular maths.  The course was entitled, ‘Mathematics in the Real World.’

We have had a number of schools visit us from all over the country and hopefully we have been able to share good practice.

March 2016 – The Secretary of State for Education launched a white paper ‘Education Excellence Everywhere.’  This sets out the Department’s vision to deliver a world class education to every child wherever they live and whatever their background, ability or needs.  In light of this Mrs Sesnan has recently been approached by the DFE requesting St Richard’s take part in a study comparing high achieving schools in London and outside of London.  The research will focus on the characteristics and cultures of high achieving schools such as St Richard’s.  This is a compliment to our school and is a project for 2016-2017 that we are looking forward to being involved in.


To read the British Values Statement for St Richard’s Primary School please click here