Meet our Head Teacher

Welcome to Richmond Primary School. We are delighted that you have taken the time to access and read the information on our website.

Richmond Primary School is a happy and successful community, where every child is recognised as an individual and where we aim for all to reach their potential. We believe that every child has a talent and can experience success as they develop through the supportive and nurturing environment we provide.

Richmond Primary School has undergone many changes over recent years and is striving towards its mission of ensuring that ‘Building Leadership and Character, Together We Will LEARN – Learn, Enjoy, Achieve, Respect, Nurture.’ Our principle aim is to continue to raise standards in all curriculum areas so that all children attain highly and make progress.

We joined Success Academy Trust in February 2017. Our mission as a Trust is ‘Building Leadership and Character Together’, which we have combined into our overall school mission. Take a look at the Success Academy Trust website in conjunction with ours for additional information about the Trust.

Philosophy for Children is an important part of the curriculum at Richmond and underpins much of the work that we do. We are delighted to have been accredited with a SAPERE Gold Award which makes us a P4C Gold school. Teaching children how to be effective in their thinking skills is essential for them to thrive as learners and developing 4Cs thinking - Caring, Collaborative, Creative and Critical – is central to all that we do. Our 5 Keys to Success are: Organisation, Getting Along, Confidence, Persistence and Resilience. These form the basis of our ‘character traits’, which we work on to become effective learners, in addition to our 4Cs thinking.

We are very proud of our buildings and grounds. Our Year 4, 5 and 6 building opened in October 2010 and is purpose built for learning in the 21st Century. Children and staff were actively involved in the design of the building. We opened another new building in 2018 for children in EYFS and Year 1. Our school grounds are extensive and enhance our learning environment.

We pride ourselves on the fact that Richmond is a caring school that places an emphasis on nurturing our children, paying attention to their social and emotional, as well as academic, needs. Our work in this area has been very successful and enables children to act as responsible citizens. We provide all children with opportunities to become leaders within the school. Our pupil Leadership Passports identify criteria for leadership from EYFS through to Year 6.

We have a successful Nurture Group led by Rebecca Manning, who is also our Family Link Worker. We have a strong pastoral team, which includes Tracey Moran our Behaviour Mentor. We opened our 'Place 2 Be' in September 2018 to enhance our provision. Working with parents and families is something that we strive to do as we recognise that children achieve well when a strong partnership between home and school is in place. We have an active Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA), which meets regularly and organises social events for children and their families. The funds they raise are greatly appreciated in further enhancing the facilities that we have at Richmond. We also host a monthly ‘Take Five’ coffee morning for parents whose children have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).

It is important that children have a voice at Richmond. We have an active and successful School Council in Key Stage One and Two, who meet monthly with members of the Senior Leadership Team. They regularly talk to children in their class about things that are going well and things they would like to improve further. Other leadership positions include: Leadership Leaders, Eco Warriors, Sports Leaders, P4C Champions, Digital Leaders, Peer Mediators, Playground Buddies and Librarians.

Encouraging children to participate in Sport and Music are particularly important to us. We employ a full time Sports Coach, Mr Fincham, who runs a range of after school clubs. The children thoroughly enjoy the sports that they take part in. There are also many opportunities for children to take part in Music events, for example Young Voices at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, whole class ensemble and music performances.

We currently have 526 children in school. Our planned admission number is increasing to 630. We have 21 classes, which are organised in single age groups. Each class has a teacher and a Learning Support Assistant for part of the day. They work hard to provide a lively and enjoyable learning environment for the children. We all work together as a team.

We have a strong and active governing body who take their role in supporting the school to achieve the best standards possible very seriously. They meet regularly as a Local Governing Committee, as well as in smaller committees. They regularly visit the school to meet with staff and children. Livvy Wood is our Chair of Governors. Find out more by clicking on the 'Governors' tab.

We would be delighted to show you around our school and invite you to make an appointment. Our School Business Manager, Lorraine McKee, and our office staff, Sharon Widdowson, Trisha Barnsley and Jodie Crowther would be pleased to answer any questions you have, or arrange for you to meet with the person that you would like to talk to. We look forward to meeting you.

Emma Clark, Headteacher

About Us

At Richmond we strive to achieve our mission which is ‘Together We Will LEARN’. The letters of LEARN stand for Learn, Enjoy, Achieve, Respect and Nurture and all elements of this mission are important to us. We work hard to achieve an inclusive school environment, where everyone feels welcome and able to achieve. This includes parents and carers who are encouraged to actively participate in their children’s learning.

Working together with the wider community is also important to us. We work closely with Dorothy Goodman School and have 4 satellite classes based on our site. We are also part of the Hinckley Learning Partnership of schools and Thomas Estley Learning Alliance.

Richmond Primary School converted from a maintained school, controlled by the Local Authority, to any academy.  We are now part of Success Academy Trust, which is a Multi-Academy Trust.  We are delighted to be part of Success Academy Trust and are looking forward to further extending our partnerships with other schools in the group; Thomas Estley College, Cosby Primary School and Hallbrook Primary School.

Working for us

If you're searching for your next teaching or support post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers and support staff - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and let us know what sort of role you're looking for. 

By joining our School Talent Pool, we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.

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New Building

We are extremely proud to have moved into our £4 Mil­lion new key stage 2 build­ing.  Chil­dren in years 3 to 6 were able to start learn­ing in their new class­rooms from 15th Octo­ber 2010.  Hous­ing a new hall, 8 class­rooms, food tech­nol­ogy room, offices and staff facili­ites there are also two satelite class­rooms for neigh­bour­ing school Dorothy Goodman.

Other aspects of the new build­ing include eco-friendly toi­let water col­lected from the roof, 30 lap­tops avail­able for class­room use, desk­top com­put­ers, state of the art heat­ing and ven­ti­la­tion and shel­tered out­door areas for teach­ing and learning.

We appre­ci­ate just how lucky the school and sur­round­ing com­mu­nity is to have such a stun­ning new build­ing.  All chil­dren deserve the right to learn in stim­u­lati­ing bright and eco-friendly envi­ron­ments and that is exactly what we have now.   We are look­ing for­ward to devel­op­ing our cur­ricu­lum fur­ther to make learn­ing even more excit­ing and appeal­ing to all.

The inclu­sion oppor­tu­ni­ties are so much greater now that Dorothy Good­man chil­dren and staff are on site and we are look­ing for­ward to being pio­neers in pro­vid­ing inclu­sive education.

Our Key Stage 1 build­ing has also under­gone exten­sive remod­el­ling and refur­bish­ment, includ­ing the pro­vi­sion of a new teach­ing area for our highly suc­cess­ful Nur­ture Group.  Other areas that have ben­e­fited from rede­vel­op­ment are heat­ing and ven­ti­la­tion includ­ing new win­dows and doors, toi­lets and cloak­rooms, car­pet­ing and lighting.

As part of the new build­ing, our old Key Stage 2 build­ing has been demol­ished to acco­mo­date new play­grounds which will include a ball court, one of which is fully enclosed.

We have a nature trail, new trees and plants and land­scap­ing around the school. A mar­ket gar­den to grow our own veg­eta­bles in and a chicken coop with 12 chickens.

We are con­stantly fundrais­ing to buy new equip­ment for the chil­dren to use both within school and on the playground. 

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Success Academy Trust

Richmond Primary School converted from a maintained school, controlled by the Local Authority, to any academy.  We are now part of Success Academy Trust, which is a Multi-Academy Trust. 

We are delighted to be part of Success Academy Trust and are looking forward to further extending our partnerships with other schools in the group; Cosby Primary School, Hallbrook Primary School and Thomas Estley Community College.

To find out more information about Success Academy Trust please click here.

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