“We Only Reach for The Highest”

Dear Parents/Carers,

On behalf of the Staff and Governors of Worthington Primary may I take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to all our parents and children. We look forward to a happy and successful association over the coming years.

Many of you might have browsed our most recent OfSTED Inspection Report. Our latest inspection took place in December 2014. As a school, we were delighted that our many strengths were highlighted. As the headteacher of this wonderful school for the last twenty years, I was heartened by the fact that our inspection team noted, amongst many other strong positives, that:

School leaders, including governors, work together successfully to raise pupils’ achievement and improve the quality of teaching at the school;

The curriculum is well planned and promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development extremely well;

Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes toward learning are excellent. Pupils are friendly and respectful. In class, they work hard and help each other when they can; and

Relationships in school between pupils and staff are excellent. Pupils do well because the school takes excellent care of them and they feel very safe in school.

The purpose of this website is to give you an insight into the life and work of our school. Education is a shared responsibility and we value and foster a good relationship with our parents. Parental support is invaluable, and we consider it essential that we work together for the success, happiness and well being of your child.

As parents, you are your child’s first educators. The home influence remains important throughout your child’s schooling. Links with parents help to make school and learning part of a child’s life rather than something separate and artificial.

For some children, school can be an immense step in their young lives. Even for those who have attended our Nursery, once in Reception class, the children have to become familiar with other parts of the school, which may be larger than any other building he/she knows. Your child will be involved in new activities and routines as well as making relationships with different people. He/she may need plenty of support in the months before and after starting school.

Our Starting School booklet, which is available online and from the office, aims to help you help your child settle easily into school life. It also sets out what we do to make this important transition as smooth as possible.

Communications between school and home are vital. We keep you informed of your child’s progress and achievements throughout the year at Parent Evenings, and also by providing a written report during the Summer Term. However, should you wish to discuss your child’s progress, or have any concerns at other times, you are welcome to arrange a meeting with your child’s teacher, the Deputy Headteacher (Mrs. Chatterton), or myself.

I do hope you can spend time browsing our site, especially those pages relating to, or designed by the children.

I look forward to us all working together to achieve the very best for each and every child.

Sarah Jones