St Margaret's is a Healthy School and we teach the children to think and act carefully about what they eat and the exercise they take each day. We provide a well balanced lunch menu and our children are encouraged to eat the fruit and vegetables we supply for snack time.
We encourage our children to drink water throughout the day, refilling their water bottles from our cooled water points.
Our School Council actively works to develop initiatives which support our school community in becoming and remaining healthy.
We are particularly keen to support the mental health and wellbeing of our children offering counselling and talk time along with Sensory Circuits and active clubs. Our children have been trained as Peer Mediators for the playground and we have a Sports Committee of children in Year 5 and 6 who support the rest of the school at lunchtimes in trying new games and sports activities.
The children are taught about the safe use of the internet through our e-safety lessons and activities and work to keep themselves physically safe through promoting safe parking outside our school gates and on the local roads.
Our parents work in partnership with us to help develop healthy lifestyles for all our children.
The children at St Margaret's enjoy many opportunities to exercise and develop their physical skills. We have well trained PE teachers and Sports coaches who enable the children in KS1 and KS2 to take part in at least 2 hours of PE each week and take part in inter and intra school sports competitions including netball, football, cricket and swimming. Our whole school community enjoy our annual sports day when the children demonstrate their skills and talents and compete in team and individual races.
Many of our children are members of sports teams and clubs both in and out of school and we enjoy celebrating their achievements at our weekly celebration assemblies. We have welcomed members of the GB Teams to school to inspire and motivate our children to improve their skills and show sporting behaviour in all they do.
We have been an ECO school for many years, appreciating our wonderful grounds and caring for the environment as recognised in our school mission statement. We do this through many initiatives including recycling, composting, our school garden and pond and encouraging our children to take part in our wildlife clubs and thinking about biodiversity. The children have taken part in the planning and development of our school garden which will be replanted this spring as well as developing quiet areas such as our Peace garden and quiet playground.
We were delighted to recently be assessed and re awarded our Eco award through the hard work of our Eco team.
St Margaret's was awarded National Support School status following our Headteacher's appointment as a National Leader of Education in 2015. This was then followed by our designation as a Teaching School in 2016. We are keen to support other schools both within our KCSP MAT and through our local collaborations so that all children have the opportunity to be taught in great schools.