Mrs Anne O'Donnell
St Patrick’s Primary School is a Catholic primary school situated in the centre of the town of Denny, which is approximately 6 miles from Falkirk.
At St Patrick's we value:
At St Patrick's we strive to create a climate in which all pupils, staff and parents are respected and valued as individuals, and where all children are encouraged to reach their potential through the provision of a curriculum which equips them for the future enabling them to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
We will teach and uphold the values of wisdom, compassion, justice and integrity and this will be evident in the relationships within the school, between the nome and the school and between the school and the wider community.
The children will be taught to value themselves, each other, the adults working with them, our environment, good behaviour, honesty, high standards and co-operation.
At St Patrick's our aims are:
To provide a challenging and suitably differentiated curriculum which will be broad balanced, resourced effectively, provide continuity and enable all pupils to progress at an appropriate pace in order to become successful learners.
To provide a high quality of learning and teaching experiences to ensure all children realise their potential through the promotion and recognition of achievement and excellence, enabling them to become confident individuals.
Learning and Teaching
To deliver a curriculum using a variety of teaching and learning styles to ensure the engagement of all children in order that they can contribute effectively and confidently.
Support for Pupils
To assist the Personal and Social Development of all our pupils by encouraging them to develop spiritually, emotionally and morally to their full potential within a Catholic ethos. To encourage them to develop informed attitudes regarding their physical and mental well-being and support them to become responsible citizens.
To provide a welcoming, safe and happy teaching environment where the dignity of everyone is acknowledged, where there is a tolerance of other creeds and cultures and where parents are encouraged to contribute to and participate in the work of the school.
To provide a variety of suitable resources which are well utilised by an experienced team of staff, and to ensure an attractive environment which is cared for by all.
Management, Leadership and Quality Assurance
To ensure a continuous programme of improvement through robust planning which is linked to Falkirk Council's Local Improvement Priorities and the National Priorities, and by promoting individual and team effectiveness through a programme of continuous professional development which provides opportunities for collegiate working.
St Patrick’s is a semi-open plan building and its design lends itself to a variety of group and individual teaching methods. Group teaching methods are in operation at all stages in an effort to ensure that all children get maximum benefit from the resources available both in teaching expertise and from the excellent teaching aids throughout the school.
There is a range of extra curricular activities available for pupils after school. Parents will always be informed about these clubs by the school.
St Patrick's non-denominational nursery currently accommodates 20 children in the morning session and 20 children in the afternoon.
Morning session – 9,00am.-11.30am
Afternoon session – 12.30pm-3.00pm