I am very pleased to welcome you to St Teresa's Catholic Infant and Nursery School at this exciting time in our journey.
Ofsted February 2018: "Since the last inspection, the headteacher, ably supported by her assistant headteacher and team of new teaching staff, has improved the school beyond recognition. Through their sheer hard work and determination, the school is now good. Parents and carers are overwhelming in their praise of all aspects of the school’s work. Parents typically commented, ‘The headteacher has transformed this school, it's like a different place.'"
RE Inspection 2014: "Pupils have a deep sense of belonging to the school community and value and respect others.”
“Pupils know and understand the school’s Mission Statement and understand the part they play within it.”
We are a good school with great potential to continue the rapid improvements and developments made over the last year. We are an outward-facing school, with high expectations, working with a range of partners in education to continue to raise standards.
Children come first at St Teresa's and we strive to work closely with parents to ensure that the time their child spends with us is safe and happy as well as successful. We believe parents are partners with us during the important years spent in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. Ofsted February 2018: "As a result of good leadership, children get off to a flying start to their education in the early years."
We warmly welcome prospective parents to come and visit our friendly school to see and feel it for yourself. We would encourage you to visit during school time so you can see us 'in action.' Please telephone or e-mail the school office to arrange a visit with myself.
I look forward to meeting with you and your child.
Enjoy browsing this website. I hope the information provided will prove informative for parents and pupils alike. If there is anything you would like to see included or you would like to give us some positive feedback do not hesitate to contact the school office.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
We are a Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided School catering for children from 3 - 7 years of age (Nursery to year Two). We are situated next to St Teresa's Parish Church in Birkdale, Southport.
In addition to the Headteacher, the school staff consists of six teachers and six Learning Support Assistants. The building has four permanent classrooms, a conservatory, a large multi-purpose hall, a sensory room and a school library. There is a large Key Stage One playground with quiet garden areas and the Early Years Foundation Stage has its own outdoor areas.
We pride ourselves on being a small friendly school where all adults, from the lunch time staff to the headteacher, quickly get to know all of our children. Our aim is to foster a love of learning in all of our children through understanding their learning styles, interests and offering the appropriate level of challenge and support for each individual child. We are passionate about developing the whole child - academically, socially and spiritually. At St Teresa's it is our mission to build our children's independence, confidence and resilience. We want every one of our children to achieve their full potential and for them to take pride in their own and others' achievements.
There are strong links between St Teresa's church and school. There are children's Masses that are held six times a year on a Sunday and also Masses held on special occasions during the year in the school hall. The children are encouraged to participate in all of these Masses; they take part in the offertory procession and do all the readings. A number of parishioners come into the school to work with the children. Social activities are organised for both parish and school together.
We are passionate about children's mental health and happiness so we offer daily yoga and mindfulness for all of our children and staff. We have been working with Relax Kids and will continue to do so in 2018/2019, incorporating dance, movement, games, simple stretches, peer and self massage, breathing exercises, positive affirmation exercises and guided visualisations and meditations. Each class has its own sensory resources box.
We offer Breakfast club for all children daily from 8am.
The School was founded in 1869 as the parish school for St Joseph’s Parish. St Teresa’s Church was built later, next to the school. Links between parish, school and local community remain very close.The school has had quite a varied history, at one time having three schools operating on the site at the same time with over 500 pupils! During the war years the pupils spent only half the day on site since it had to share the building with the evacuees from St Joan’s Bootle. We still have the log book and punishment book, both dating back to the early 1900s.
Rising to the Challenge - An illustrated history of St Teresa’s School tells the story from 1869 to the date of its 140th celebration in 2009 and includes many photographs of the school in the past. The cost of the book is £2.00. If you wish a copy please contact the school.
St Teresa's rejoices in its long tradition but prides itself on being a friendly, child-centred school, with excellent standards and a forward-looking staff.
“A modern school in a lovely Victorian building” was how one Ofsted inspector phrased it.
On 14th October 2011 Canon John Gaine opened a major extension in the form of a new Foundation Stage 'Winter Garden' and new administrative area.