I am proud and fortunate to be leading the Primary Phase at such an exciting time. We began our second year in September 2016 by moving into our brand new primary building.
Our Nursery provision opens; we will admit our new Reception pupils and our existing pupils move to Year 1. Getting the best from and for all our learners remains at the heart of all we do in the Primary Phase.
We encourage our pupils to achieve the highest possible personal standards through Values Education and our positive approach to behaviour. We also foster a growth mindset that builds towards academic success. In our assemblies, we use a Value of the Month to develop our pupils local and global awareness and regularly invite special guests from the local community to talk about their work in Barking and the wider world.
Parents and carers are the golden thread woven into every vibrant and successful school. We keep families well informed of their children progress, school events and have established regular parent information sessions along with opportunities to visit lessons. Parents and carers are also invited into school to share our celebrations of achievement.
Embracing the opportunities and all through school provides, our Secondary pupils, staff and governors always enjoy meeting our young pupils. We are lucky to be able to work with teachers and pupils from many of our secondary departments who enrich the learning of our pupils. Links between the Primary and Secondary Phases will strengthen each year: we have much to look forward to as we grow and learn together.
I look forward to meeting and talking with you,
Wendy Jenkins - Head of Primary