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

Ja

As Executive Head Teacher and Head of School, it gives us 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.

Herringthorpe Junior is the lead school in Willow Tree Academy which was born out of the aspiration that all children should have the same entitlement to the profound primary educational experience they deserve. We ensure all our children are safe from harm and build the emotional resilience, values, skills and knowledge that they need to go on to lead happy and fulfilling lives. We are proud to tell you that taking our outstanding provision to our partner schools, Greasbrough, Roughwood and Rockingham means they are all officially good schools with outstanding features! 

 

Herringthorpe Junior school mission statement states our commitment to ‘engaging hearts and minds in the joy of learning’ and we are fortunate to have such an incredibly talented team who ensure your children have the very best education possible. They all offer great commitment to your children and to the community of Herringthorpe.

Our multi-cultural school is built on the British Values of respect and empathy. Teamwork, creativity, taking responsibility, and enabling a high sense of personal self-esteem are just some of the qualities that we aim to develop in your children. Through our Restorative Practice approach, we enable your children to care for each other and to learn and play together well. 

Each year the school goes from strength to strength and our website reflects the amazing experiences that the children access – we believe every day is special and no time can be wasted in the pursuit of excellence. To be able to do this we need to work in partnership with you. You are the first and foremost educators of your children and we value your support and time with Home Learning and most importantly, helping your child to read at home. Thank You!

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

Please take time to browse the galleries and blogs, you will love the photographs; you can even watch films made by the children! Don’t forget to visit the residential blogs and follow us on Twitter, they are phenomenal!

Welcome to our school, enjoy our website! 

Mrs Jane Fearnley            Mrs Mandy Adams

Executive Head Teacher  Head of School

3 responses to “Headteacher’s Welcome Letter

  1. Best Head Teacher! Mrs Fearnley you are making everyone put a bright smile on their faces when you are in Willow Tree Academy! There should be an award for the best head teacher! 🥺💖

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