Message From the Head

I am very proud to be the Headteacher of the school and very lucky to lead such a committed and talented 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 focusing 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. 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 who you can speak to if you have a concern.  The class teachers are available after school most afternoons.

We are also keen to welcome parents into school to share the children’s achievements. On most Fridays, we have a sharing assembly from 9:20-10:45 am 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.

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 school office.

If you would like to visit the school and see the children and staff at work, please let me know.

Simon Rance

Headteacher