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Church Hill Juniors is a very successful school with a dedicated staff that cares about the needs of all our children. We are proud to be able to offer a stimulating environment which aims to develop each child's potential while encouraging their individuality.

We have high expectations of pupils in terms of work and behaviour, Whilst ensuring that we provide appropriate challenges and support for pupils of different levels of ability; we encourage children to think for themselves and to grow into responsible and caring people. We are a school that is always striving to further improve standards and to enable each child to succeed to their full potential.

About Us

Christian Values As a Church of England School, we believe that Christian Values should be central to all we do. A set of Christian values, personal to our school are worked on throughout our school year in Collective Worship, RE, SEAL and PHSE. These are: Respect, Community, Courage, Responsibility, Fairness, Kindness and Thankfulness. These values are displayed in each classroom, the school and foyer. We have a Christian Value Award which pupils receive during our weekly Celebration Assembly, for demonstrating the particular value we are working on.

STEP Teaching School Alliance

10 schools in Leicestershire who had worked together over a decade, decided to apply to be an educational academy partnership in 2012 called STEP.  We saw this as a logical development of a successful support partnership.  Focused on primary education, we comprise five 'outstanding' schools, four measured as 'good' by OFSTED and one as 'satisfactory' working towards 'good', having around 1500 children on our joint rolls. Our strength is in our diversity with small rural schools and larger urban primaries all working together to improve educational outcomes.

With changes in what the local authority was able to offer us, we worked together on leadership development, CPD training, school to school support and developing a creative curriculum amongst other topics both in and outside of Leicestershire. Some of us have also supported schools outside STEP through the local authority and the National College.  

This collaborative approach has worked so well for us that we decided to apply for teaching school status in this last tranche and we're delighted to announce that we have been designated as a Teaching School Alliance!

As a teaching school we have a challenging and exciting remit: through our talented and forward thinking Strategic Partners we will contribute significantly to improving outcomes for children. As a Leicestershire Teaching School led by two outstanding schools, there is no road map to follow, but we have every intention of working collaboratively and inspirationally to develop education and training for the needs of our partner schools. This site has been created with your school in mind: to inform, inspire and share the best in CPD, Leadership Development, ITT and School to School Support as part of developing and improving outcomes in schools. We invite you to explore the various links to access information and resources which we will continue to build and develop within the Alliance.  Step Teaching School Alliance in Leicestershire will be offering support to other schools in the county plus surrounding areas including Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire etc.

The following schools are members of STEP:

Broomfield Primary School, East Goscote

Church Hill Infant School, Thurmaston

Church Hill C of E Junior School, Thurmaston

Eastfield Primary School, Thurmaston

Gaddesby Primary School

Queniborough C of E Primary School

St Michael and All Angels C of E, Rearsby

The Pochin School, Barkby

The Merton Primary School, Syston

Thrussington C of E Primary School

We are very much looking forward to working together to secure the best possible outcomes for children.

Further details can be found at STEP

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