Head's Welcome Summer 2017

Welcome to our Website. We hope that you find it interesting and useful. We are a large nursery and infant school with 359 learners. Meeting every child’s individual needs and educating our learners for the future is a priority. We recognise that all subjects and areas of learning are important and help to develop confidence, expertise and a desire to learn more.

We have very high expectations of children and staff. Our shared ethos is to ‘Be the best you can be’. Our aim is to work together with our families as they embark on and continue their lifelong learning journey.

Our two deputy head teachers, Mrs. Russell and Miss Peachey play a key role in the leadership and management of the school, but also continue to make a difference in the classrooms through their inspirational teaching and learning, as well as their leadership in Year Two and Year One. Our two Assistant Head Teachers work in the Early Years. Miss Preece leading the Nursery and Miss Dennerley leading Reception. Together we all ensure that the school is effectively led and managed with the support and challenge of our Chair of Governors, Mrs. Moran.

This term our Y2 children will be visiting the delights of Legoland where they will be able to extend and embed their knowledge and skills in Design and Technology and Science.  Y1 will be visiting the seaside at Lytham St. Anne’s and learning about Lifeboats by visiting the local Lifeboat Station there. They will also be finding out about different kinds of animals at Blackpool Zoo.  Reception will be going to Smithhill’s Farm in Bolton. Nursery will be going to a local farm called Cockfield.  These first hand experiences are invaluable and cannot be replaced by books and computing. We acknowledge that the children both enjoy and benefit from the experience. The voluntary contribution from parents of £5 per term supports the school to fund these vital, enjoyable, yet expensive visits.

We continue to use the special ‘Sports Development’ money to buy in ‘Little Sports Coaches.’ They work with the children in Reception, Year One and Two to develop sports skills and give them an additional opportunity to take part in sports. The initiative has been very popular.  We are very keen to promote healthy exercise. The children enjoy these activities too. We have planned Sport Events Days for each year group this term to offer a competitive element. All of this work goes hand in hand with the Healthy School Lunches which are free to our Infant children under the government ‘Universal Free School Meals’ initiative.  If you think you may be entitled to free school meals please apply, as the school will then receive extra funding to support your child’s learning in school.

This term we will ask parents to complete our annual survey. We are pleased to report that in past years we have scored exceptionally well in all areas. We are always keen to engage in dialogue to improve our education offer. If you have any suggestions of how we may do this, please let us know.

There are many additional events going on that we hope you will get involved in. Your child’s teacher will keep you informed.

Our Summer Term ends on Friday 21 July 2017.

Keep in touch and visit our website again soon.

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Brierley