I am very proud to be the Head Teacher of the school and very lucky to lead such a committed group of staff. Our shared aim is to provide an excellent all round education for the pupils, concentrating on progress rather than simply test results and focussing upon the needs of each individual child within the context of a whole class.
We strongly believe that the social and emotional health of the children is as important as their academic ability, and we strive to ensure that we provide support and guidance for all the children in these areas, as well as providing them with a stimulating and challenging curriculum.
At Ashdon, we take great pride in the relationships the children develop and the friendships they forge. It is rare in other schools to see the older and younger children mixing so confidently and caringly as they do here, and it is genuinely something we cherish.Our older children mentor and support the younger ones which helps the social and emotional development of all.
The staff work hard to develop good relationships with parents and carers and if at any time you are worried about anything or require information, please don’t hesitate to come and talk to us.
There are members of staff in the playground both before and after school to whom you can speak if you have a concern. The class teachers are available after school most evenings and I am also often available during the first part of each morning.
We are also keen to welcome parents into school to share the children’s achievements. On most Fridays, we have a sharing assembly from 9:20-10:00am which parents can join after dropping their children in the playground. The children present some of their work and we celebrate their achievements in both school and external activities.
During the year there are a number of other events to which you will be invited, such as Harvest Festival, the Christmas and Summer School Productions and Sports Day and we look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to these events.
We also welcome parents who have time to come into school to hear children read, assist on school trips or support after school clubs and particular curriculum events, so if you feel you could offer some support please speak to your child’s Class Teacher or the Office.
If you would like to visit the school and see the children and staff at work, please let me know.