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A message from the Headteacher

Welcome to our school. 

Around our school we have our motto displayed Learn Explore Achieve Respect Nurture alongside our vision. This creates an ethos in our school where we develop the whole child in a safe and happy environment.

Our children are taught to respect each other’s differences and celebrate the diversity in our school. We embrace British Values which are embedded in our school rules and provide many opportunities for children to make choices in the learning environments and through the School Council.

In February 2016 we had our Ofsted and the Inspectors agreed with our judgements of Outstanding in all areas. The team were impressed with our exciting curriculum, the engagement of the children, the quality interactions from adults and the amazing behaviour from all the children.

Please go to the Menu, About Us, to read the Ofsted report.

In our school children learn through play and real experiences. Staff and children use the term ‘Busy Learning’ which means children apply Reading, Writing and Mathematics skills in their learning as well as the relevant area of learning or subject area.

The additional experiences we provide for the children we call Enrichment. There is a budget which enables us to provide children with first hand experiences to support our cross curricular approach to learning.

The Enrichment timetable can be found Menu, About Us, Children.

This year the children have experienced:

A dinosaur and fossil workshop - to enhance Science and Geography curriculum in Year 1

Earthsong music workshop - to enhance the Early Years Foundation Stage

Professor Bubble workshop - to enhance the Science curriculum in Year 2

Great fire of London worksop - to enhance the History curriculum in Year 1

As well as:

A walk to buy stamps and post letters at the post office and a visit to Bockett's Farm.

Also we use professionals to support children’s understanding of being healthy and feeling safe, including:

Fire safety officer

RNLI

School Nurse

 

The strong reputation of our school means that we have had many colleagues and leaders from other schools visit us to celebrate our unique way of learning.

In our school most children make typical or better progress from their starting points including identified groups. We are delighted that the attainment of the children is high with many children working above age related expectations. Staff and children work hard to ensure our attainment is above national expectations.

See Menu, About Us, Results

Every time I walk around the school, I am proud to see children in all year groups  engaged and collaborating well with each other. I am always delighted that all colleagues comment on the impeccable behaviour and independence of the children and know that you will too when you visit us.

Angela White

Headteacher