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Schools, nowadays, are so rigorously inspected, monitored, analysed and scrutinized that it is far too easy to focus on league tables and data and forget about the happiness and general well-being of the children we entrust to them. In order to learn, children need to attend school regularly and happily so it’s really important that we don’t undervalue all the stuff that goes on around the, so-called, core subjects. Don’t get me wrong! Teachers work and plan tirelessly in order to make the learning of English grammar or improper fractions relevant and fun but I’m guessing it’s probably not this that motivated your child to get out of bed this morning.

More likely; it is the exciting topic that ties all their learning together, a trip to the woods for Forest School, music, art, drama, PE, , looking after the chickens at lunch time or the excited anticipation of their favourite club at the end of the day. It is also really important that children get to share and celebrate their out-of-school news and achievements. Without showing an interest and doing a little probing it is easy to be ignorant to the fact that one of your children captains their local rugby team, is wonderful with animals, is a carer within their own family, is a gifted ballet dancer, a budding actor, a brilliant magician or has just passed entrance exams and been accepted into a prestigious public school;

The pressures wrought on teachers and children by the expectations of the National Curriculum, in its current guise, make it more important than ever that schools are thoughtful and skilful in the way in which they weave back in the fun, creativity and pure joy of learning through play and discovery.

An outstanding school is the one that your child skips happily to in the morning and leaves tired (and maybe, even a little bit grumpy) at the end of the day.

Debbie Burnett, Headteacher

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‘Parents appreciate the welcome and care they receive from the staff and say that school is like a family. One commented that “Staff want what is best, socially, mentally and academically”.’

Ofsted January 2019

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Service
  • Empathy
  • Forgiveness
  • Love
  • Responsibility

‘Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.’

Philippians 2v3

‘God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.’

Hebrews 6:10

‘So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 7:12

‘Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us: you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.’

Micah 7v 18-19

‘My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.’

John 15v 12-15

‘For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.’

Timothy 1:7

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