Head Teacher's Welcome
Welcome to St Mary’s CE Primary Academy in the culturally rich community of Handsworth. St Mary’s is a church school working at the heart of the community for the community. Having started my teaching career here over 25 years ago the school, its children and the community hold a very special place in my heart. I have worked in other settings but have always returned to St Mary’s. I am proud to be the Head Teacher of this vibrant, friendly and hardworking school.
Expectations are high at St Mary’s and every child is encouraged to be the best that they can be, at all times. The school’s strong Christian values and ethos shape an environment where every child is empowered to become a lifelong learner. I want our children to know that in life they have choices and that the choices they make shape their lives. St Mary’s children are taught that you are never too young to aim high, never too small to dream big.
Conduct is equally important at St Mary’s and expectations of behaviour are high. St Mary’s children are proud to belong to our school; they treat each other with respect and celebrate their differences. Children’s well-being is paramount at St Mary’s. I believe that the development of self-esteem and confidence along with a sense of self pride and resilience are building blocks to effective learning.
St Mary’s welcomes enquiries from families wishing to join our school, whether that is to start the school journey in the Early Years or to join us at a later point. If you are interested in finding out more about St Mary’s please contact the school office who will be happy to make arrangements for you to visit. We look forward to welcoming you into our school family and to working in partnership.