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Sister Preciosa Kinunda- Headteacher of St Dominic Savio MkimbiziSister Preciosa Kinunda- Headteacher of St Dominic Savio MkimbiziA warm welcome to St Dominic Savio Primary and Nursery School

I am really proud to be Head Teacher at St Dominic Savio Primary and Nursery School and to work with a dedicated team to provide the best education and life skills for the children in our care.

Since becoming Head Teacher in January 2017 we have developed a clear vision which holds our school values at the core of everything we do, as we aspire to be positive models for the society around us: POSITIVE, CHALLENGED, SAFE, TOLERANT, KIND, HONEST, BRAVE, ASPIRATIONAL, RESILIENT and RESPECTFUL.

We strive to ensure all our children achieve their academic potential but also ensure that our Curriculum for Life, supports our pupils with healthy lifestyle choices, mental health and well-being and socially developing skills which will be needed as they move on through life. "We Learn for Life" .

The education and welfare of our children is paramount and I am proud of how hard our staff and administration work to build positive relationships with our families and community and have enjoyed putting the school right where it belongs in the larger St Dominic Savio family.

Our Aims

  • To deliver a high quality teaching and learning experience for our pupils that promotes high standards and accelerated progress for all;
  • To promote a love of education for all learners and to equip them with the tools to take ownership of their own learning;
  • To promote children’s self-esteem, their rights and responsibilities;
  • To create a welcoming atmosphere in school where children, staff, parents and visitors feel valued;
  • To have high expectations for all within our community to ensure that we demonstrate the very best standards of conduct, moral purpose and integrity;
  • To work in local, national and global partnerships in order to strengthen curriculum links and promote an awareness of the wider world;
  • To ensure that our pupils feel safe and secure and enjoy coming to school.

We will accomplish this by CELEBRATING children’s achievements and resilience

  • Placing teaching and learning at the heart of everything we do;
  • Delivering innovative and effective teaching and learning;
  • Working in partnership with other schools and businesses;
  • Providing an exciting, broad and challenging learning experience;
  • Promoting a RESILIENT ‘Have a go’ culture where children have the confidence to challenge themselves as learners;
  • Promoting the confidence and engagement of parents and carers in the learning of their children and the development of good behaviour.
  • Providing pupils with an exciting and inspiring curriculum with lots of opportunities for visits and visitors and hands on experiences related to real life contexts;
  • Excellent teaching in a fit for purpose environment that is well resourced;
  • Responsive, pro-active and effective monitoring mechanisms.

Pupils Will Be Supported by:

  • Excellent pastoral care – always have someone to talk to
  • Happy staff that are provided lots of opportunities for professional development
  • High quality resources
  • Strong parental engagement
  • A supportive and highly skilled governing body
  • Astute financial management
  • Clear guidelines, policies and processes that everyone understands and follows.

 

No one can underestimate the value of our teachers. We know and recognize that there are many teachers in our schools who have given their hearts, minds and souls to nurture in our children the things that they saw as vital to our education, critical to our success, and important for our future. Teachers change the world one child at a time, yet they are sorely unappreciated. That is the reason why at St Dominic Savio, teachers know that they are the reason why we are where we are. For us, every day should be devoted to teacher appreciation and made a time to recognize members of the most unheralded, labor-intensive, multitasking, exhausting, income-challenged, and rewarding of all professions. We try to give our teachers the best so as to get the best out of them.

 

 

  The following are some of the ways we show recognition at our schools.

CELEBRATIONS

 

 

 

Star of the Week in each class
Head Teachers award
St Dominic Savio Award
Inter-School Tournament
Class certificates
Director's Award
Opportunities to share talents and skills learnt outside of school