Dear Parents, carers and members of the community,
May I take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to our Renishaw Primary School website. The staff, governors and I hope this will mark the beginning of a long and happy relationship with us, whether you are visiting as a guest or you and your child is already with us.
We believe that it is vitally important that we recreate the security, care and understanding that you give your child at home. We also firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school, and regard you as an active partner in our school’s development and value your interest and support in moving the school forward.
At Renishaw Primary School we have approx 200 students on roll ranging from age 3-11, every child is as important as the next. In short every child matters. High self-esteem is encouraged, high expectations, standards and values are fostered and progress and achievement are positively monitored and celebrated. We believe that all children can achieve and that no child is left behind.
Renishaw has many qualities, the most important of these being a dedicated and caring team of staff and governors who offer a wealth of experience. In addition we have excellent facilities and enjoy support from the community at large. These factors will help us to provide the highest standards of education for your child. In our essential partnership with parents, we strive to ensure continued academic success and to develop essential practical skills which will enable all children to succeed in a modern world.
We seek to provide every opportunity for children to apply English , Maths and Technology skills across their learning, in a stimulating and wide ranging curriculum that will include a fantastic range of experiences that will engage, enrich and excite all of the children and give them a thirst for learning.
We want all children to achieve the highest possible standards and make maximum progress in relation to their prior learning. We want children to enjoy acquiring knowledge and skills, to question and explore, to acquire positive attitudes, behaviour and personal beliefs and gain independence… to become lifelong learners.
It is vital that we always remember that the most important people in our school are the children and pupil voice is integral in all that we do.
Our school ethos and Children’s Charter is centered on the quote:
“Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I Learn.”
Though we are currently going through difficult times, our community of families, governors and staff continue to work together in order to keep each and everyone of us safe and mutually well supported both educationally and emotionally. School communities are built on a shared common goal – to all do our upmost to give every child what they need to be the very best they can be. This is best achieved with good communication and strong relationships. After all…. We’re All Renishaw Aren’t We?
Stay strong, stay safe and stick together Renishaw.
Our curriculum will give our children the confidence, ability and vocabulary to express their ideas, feelings and opinions. We will provide fun and exciting opportunities that are underpinned by opportunities to speak, listen, discuss, debate and perform.
We recognise that the development of talk underpins everything else: all learning including reading and writing.
We will provide a language rich environment where our learning will include lots of talk to discuss their well-being, reasoning, problem solving skills and opinions. We will help our children to experiment with and develop the language structures that they need for different purposes. Through our curriculum children will be able to articulate comparisons, persuade us, explain ideas, retell events, share predictions and opinions developing their academic language.
We will stretch children’s vocabulary to create breadth and depth so that they become accomplished communicators who can express what they feel precisely and confidently. Technical vocabulary and vocabulary to communicate is planned and taught explicitly with opportunities to evaluate and apply this growing vocabulary, from an early age children are encouraged to use full sentences with technical vocabulary. Through collaborative learning they will reflect on their learning and feel confident to respectfully challenge or add to others’ ideas and opinions.
We want children to find their voice. Through our curriculum our children will leave us as confident, articulate global citizens.
I sincerely hope that you and your child’s association with us proves to be equally happy.