Here at Skidby CE Primary School we are proud of our children, our staff, our school and our community and strive to make a positive difference to each and every child through a challenging and engaging curriculum in a nurturing environment that values the diverse interests and talents of our pupils.
Our vision here at Skidby is that we are a Christian school, in a small community, making a big difference; a vision that was developed from the teachings found in Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, which told them to ‘encourage one another and build each other up’ (1 Thessalonians 5:11) and although we are a smaller than average school in a rural village, our pupils, past and present, bring a vast array of special gifts to share with our community. Gifts that have helped our pupils become published authors, advocates for key environmental issues and talents to help them represent club and country in many differing sports such as archery, martial arts, golf and ice hockey to name a few. So here at Skidby we have a hard working and dedicated staff team who work tirelessly to encourage your children and help them to build up their gifts and talents. One way we do this is by planning our curriculum to expose the children to many inspirational individuals as possible and offer them unique experiences such as adventurous residentials; supporting them to reach their full potential and become respectful, responsible and resilient members of the community.
Another way we look to meet our vision of making a big difference is through the strong community links we have developed over the years, using the expertise and resources found in our local area to build up our pupils and to make a big difference to those around us. Links include:
- St Michael’s Church with both the reverend and the wider church community supporting the school regularly with collective worship and open the book dramatisations of Bible stories, as well as supporting the delivery of high quality RE teaching.
- Hull FC sports coaches: Sam and his team at Hull FC have been an integral part of our school bringing expert coaching for the children, superb professional development for our staff team as well as wider opportunities to meet professional rugby league players, visits to their training facilities to experience the hard work and resilience required to play top flight sport and match day experiences that give the pupils the chance to represent our school at the MKM stadium.
- Charitable partners such as the Trussell trust and Age UK, giving the children the opportunity to make a big difference to others nearby, supporting those who are less fortunate then ourselves, helping to feed those who may be hungry and reaching out to those who may be alone, helping to bring a small amount of cheer with Christmas and Easter cards.
A child’s education develops through a strong partnership between school and home and we value the role that parental engagement plays in school life. Children bring home appropriate reading resources and we encourage all to enjoy listening to your child read as often as you can. Further to this we have a range of online resources to support children to learn at home, such as; numbots for the younger children, times tables rockstars for the older ones and my maths online. We also have a tab on this website with some further links and resources you may wish to use. If you do have any questions or queries then one of the easiest ways to contact your class teacher initially is through their school email addresses and they will be more than happy to support you as all members of staff will value discussing any aspect of your child’s education and general welfare.
We have an aspiration for all our children that through their school journey they will fulfil their academic potential and become successful lifelong learners whilst developing in a nurturing Christian environment. In addition, we endeavour that our children will possess high levels of both social and emotional intelligence so that they are well placed to succeed and thrive in the future, becoming active and productive members of society.