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Welcome to English Martyrs CVA

Welcome to the English Martyrs Catholic Voluntary Academy website. We are a small Voluntary Aided Catholic Academy with 135 children aged between 4 - 11 yrs old on roll. We are part of the St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust together with 13 other primary schools and two secondary schools across Lincolnshire. We are happy to welcome children of any faith or none to join us in our friendly school.

We are very proud of our school and we enjoy being part of an active and friendly community. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum setting high expectations and encouraging all our children to achieve their potential before leaving us in year 6. Our mission statement below explains how we want our children to lead their lives, and our school values of excellence, determination, respect, equality, friendship, courage and inspiration help them to achieve this.

We would welcome you visiting us before you decide to join us to ensure that you are making the best decision for your child. For the latest news please see the tab marked 'news' and also take a look at the weekly school newsletter.

“ We grow and learn as a family in the footsteps of Jesus.”

Welcome back to school, it is great to have all the children back with us after such a long time away, it has been really uplifting and reassuring for staff to see so many happy children in school. We realise that the children need to reunite and make connections again finding their feet with the length of the school day and learning routines. We also know that children will have had different experiences during lockdown and some children will feel anxious about the current situation and returning to school. We have thought hard about our recovery curriculum and supporting the children both pastorally and academically as they return to school, for some this will be a much longer journey and we know that it will take a while for all of us to feel ourselves again! Please follow the link to our recovery curriculum.

We acknowledge that our children need a child-centred holistic approach rooted in faith which focuses on mental health and well-being. This approach will support re-connecting our children to other adults, children, learning and the curriculum. We will be starting with our mission statement and love being at the core of all we do, giving children reassurance and a focus on reconnecting and re-building relationships here at school but also beyond. We will provide a nurturing environment supported by our focus on values education using our acronym RESILIENCE which features all of our school values and the Gospel values of hope, compassion, love, discipleship, faith, forgiveness and justice.

We will continue to populate our new mental health page on the website under the parents section so please take a look and use some of the resources. A key feature will be our 5 Ways to Well-being approach inspired by the NHS initiative and New Economics Foundation, which focuses on; CONNECTING, BEING ACTIVE, TAKING NOTICE, KEEPING LEARNING AND GIVING.

Covid 19

Please see our Covid 19 page for information on our recovery curriculum, risk assessments and what to do if your child or family member starts to display symptoms of Coronavirus.

News Flash!

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Crowdfunding for resources!

Our new EYFS classroom is coming along very nicely!  We have also just launched a crowdfunding page to raise £5000 for resources for the new classroom, such as IT equipment and furniture.  Take a look at our DonateMySchool Crowdfunding page for more information and to make a donation! Thank you for your support.

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Route to Resilience Accreditation

We are thrilled to have received our accreditation for being a Route to Resilience school .  We completed a programme on an evidence-based and practical approach to supporting schools and families in their work developing the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children and young people. 

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Mental Health Training

At the end of last academic year all staff were given the opportunity through
Resilient Rutland to obtain mental health qualifications. We now have 6
mental health first aiders in our school and all other staff have already
completed or will by the end of this term a youth mental health course.

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Platinum Sports Award

We are thrilled to that we have retained our Platinum School Games Award until 2021 - we were the only school in Rutland to achieve the Platinum award! Read more about it on our Sports page.  


Designated Safeguarding Leads 

Lead DSL - Mrs Alison Chambers - achambers@englishmartyrs.rutland.sch.uk

Deputy DSLs - Mrs Catherine Scott - cscott@englishmartyrs.rutland.sch.uk, Mrs Karen Emmerson - kemmerson@englishmartyrs.rutland.sch.uk

Telephone 01572 722 400

Please click here to view our Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy.

We're All In This Together!

This is a thank you from all the staff to all the parents and children for amazing resilience during our time away from school.  We can't wait to be all together again in September and wish all our families a happy and relaxing summer holiday.  We hope this makes you smile!