Headteacher’s Welcome Letter

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As Executive Head Teacher, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website, we are very proud of your children’s achievements at Herringthorpe Junior School and we know that this is one way we can share them with you.

Our school mission statement states our commitment to ‘engaging hearts and minds in the joy of learning’ and I am fortunate to have such a talented team who go ‘the extra mile’. My staff all offer great commitment to your children and to the community of Herringthorpe too. Teamwork, creativity, taking responsibility, empathy and a high sense of personal self-esteem are just some of the qualities that we aim to develop in your children. To be able to do this we need to work in partnership with you.

This website is designed to be a valuable source of school news and information that will help you to understand our vibrant curriculum and the wonderful opportunities open to all. It also has many exciting links to engage and support our pupils’ learning, so please encourage your children to use these, especially Sum Dog, Espresso Home Access, Active Learn and LanguageNut (which supports our French teaching and learning), your child has personal logons for these.

Please take time to browse the galleries and blogs, and you will love the photographs; you can even watch films made by the children! Don’t forget to visit the residential blogs, they are phenomenal and our latest film tells you of how thrilled parents are with our school.

We too are proud of our outstanding provision and because of this we support other schools in challenging circumstances. Our collaboration with Greasbrough Primary School has been an amazing success, with the school emerging rapidly from Special Measures in less than eighteen months. Strengthening our partnership was the next step and we have now formed Willow Tree Academy. More recently we have supported Roughwood Primary from Requires Improvement be a Good school. Well done to all! Roughwood School will also join our academy this year.

Each year the school goes from strength to strength and the website reflects the amazing experiences that the children have access to – we believe every day is special and no time can be wasted in the pursuit of excellence. However, you are the first and foremost educators of your children and we value your support and time with Home Learning and most important, reading at home.

Please remember that if your child has been to the Praise Pod you can bring your mobile telephone in and we will Bluetooth the clip to you or we can email it. Enjoy our website

Jane Fearnley

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