Just like many schools in Leeds, we work with an extended services cluster to provide additional support for children and their families – help that centres around things like attendance, emotional wellbeing and family support. The extended services cluster for our area is EPOSS.
National Healthy Schools Status
Many schools have this award; it demonstrates the work which we do in four areas of health: physical activity, emotional health, healthy eating and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).
This recognises the significant time we all dedicate to physical activity at St James’ CE Primary to ensure our children are healthy. There’s a strong link between healthy bodies and healthy learners so we’re very proud to have received this recognition.
Noctua School Alliance
We’re very happy to be a strategic partner of Noctua School Alliance.
Noctua was established in 2013. It was designated a teaching school in 2014, and in 2021 became a school alliance. It’s a network of schools that work with others to provide high quality support and training for teachers and schools in Leeds and beyond. An example of the work we do is supporting teachers who are in the early stages of their career.
Noctua is made up strategic and operational partners. The strategic partners are Noctua’s ‘governing body’, involved in communications with stakeholders such as teaching school hubs and local authorities. Alongside us, Noctua’s strategic partners are Tranmere Park Primary, Manor Wood Primary, Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary, Shakespeare Primary, Park Spring Primary and Beeston Primary.
Like many schools in Leeds, we subscribe to the Leeds Active Schools Partnership, which entitles us to access lots of sporting events for children and training for staff. This is one way in which we invest the dedicated PE and sport funding.
School Games Mark
The School Games Mark is a Government-led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels. We’re proud to be awarded Gold.