Inspiring Achievement ā€“ Encouraging Compassion

A culture of learning, success, high expectations, aspiration, challenge and inclusion pervade all aspects of life at William Leech Primary. This is reflected through the curriculum, the leadership and daily practices of pupils and staff, aspiring to be compassionate global citizens with a sense of community and social responsibility.

At William Leech Primary School, we strive to:

  • Provide a distinctively Christian inclusive and diverse learning environment which honours God. Every learner, adult and child here is enabled, nurtured and challenged to be the best they can be.
  • Encourage staff and pupils to aspire to fullness of life [John 10:10] that they may achieve their full potential.
  • Promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, personal and physical development of individuals within a Christian framework.
  • Sustain a community in which everyone is respected and valued.

Our Core Values

Our school is named after William Leech, who was a local builder and philanthropist who provided affordable housing for people who had not previously been able to afford this. From this, charitable trusts were created to support works in the North East. Like William Leechā€™s buildings, we want our children to establish firm foundations both in their values and education so they are able to grow into confident, resilient, young people with high aspirations. Our Trust LIGHT values (Love, Inclusivity, Goodness, Hope and Truth) are well established at William Leech and we believe these form part of the firm foundation. As a school deeply rooted in its community, we want the children and other stakeholders to support each other in building these foundations as we ā€˜Encourage one another and build each other upā€™ (1 Thessalonians 5:11). We have therefore built our vision around the parable of the wise builder (Matthew 7:24-25) and seek for children to have strong foundations like the wise builderā€™s house so they are able to stand strong in storms.

Our ‘LIGHT’ Values are designed to help everyone to ‘let their light shine’ [Matthew 5:16] in line with our Trust vision.

Embedding our values in our school

William Leech Primary aims to embed our values by providing a safe place where all can succeed through:

  • An aspirational culture in which every member of the community desires to be the very best they can be.
  • Ambition for every child to maximise their potential regardless of background. All learners seen and treated as individuals, with their individual learning needs met daily to ensure all succeed.
  • A curriculum, with literacy and numeracy at it heart, that stretches, challenges, is relevant and provides opportunities to excel, develop skills for the world of work, and which is meaningful and purposeful./li>
  • Every member of our community: parents, children and young people, staff and governors, setting the highest of expectations.
  • Teaching that excels in all areas, leading to the very best academic and vocational outcomes for every child and young person.
  • Behaviour that enables learning at the highest level to occur and which shows mutual respect for all, selfā€discipline and builds confidence in all.
  • A culture of a healthy mind in a healthy body. All will be encouraged to participate in physical exercise and to develop a healthy lifestyle, develop team skills, and learn all aspects of healthy competition./li>
  • A tradition that is respected and enables innovation, creativity and boldness.

Christian ethos is fundamental to all aspects of life at William Leech Primary ā€“ where all are valued equally and included. All respected, nurtured, encouraged and enabled to achieve fullness of life.

William Leech Primary School is rigorously reflective and selfā€critical, reviewing its practices and seeking continually to improve what it does. All staff are encouraged to be lifeā€long learners in an engaging professional learning environment which is at the forefront of innovation and a centre of learning excellence.