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About Anchor


Our core value is 'family,' which is demonstrated across the school community at all levels. We grow and learn together, making a difference through nurturing, caring and supporting each other within our inclusive and friendly school.

Learning is fun, engaging and innovated using pupil voice. This ensures that children leave us as ambitious, capable and confident young people, proud of their progress.

Headteacher: Mr N. Craven-Lashley



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Headteachers Introduction

We deliver a well-researched and organised curriculum with experienced staff, both teaching and teaching support - trained to a high level. In addition to gaining literacy, numeracy, scientific, physical, artistic and technological skills, your child will build confidence, develop self-reliance, learn to make decisions and develop the ability to articulate feelings and ideas. We also attach great importance to the development of pupils' social skills and seek to enable them to build relationships with other children and adults and be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others.

As parents/carers, there are a number of things you can do to help:

* Do reassure your children about school: talk to them about their teacher, the activities they are doing, the friends they are making and the happy time they will have;

* Keep us informed of any significant details relating to your child's education. Tell us of any allergies, major health problems, or personal circumstances, which might be significant. This information will be regarded as confidential and will help us to care all the more effectively for your child;

* Do not hesitate to come and see us if there is a matter you wish to discuss or any anxiety you wish to share. Remember, however, that some things are better discussed away from your children, at a time when the teacher is free to talk to you.

You may be certain that we will do our best to ensure that your child will never fail. The staff are highly skilled at assessing pupils' individual level of development and then supporting them in moving, at their own pace, towards their full potential. We work hard to ensure that all children feel good about themselves and acquire a high level of self-esteem. We believe that if you feel successful, you will be successful.

We wish your child a happy introduction to the school and successful progress through his/her time with us. We strongly believe that your involvement in this process is crucial and we will provide frequent opportunities to keep you informed about the ways in which we are working with your child. We are keen to have parental involvement at all levels and if you have any spare time to come into the school and work with us, we will be very pleased to accommodate you. We already have an excellent team of volunteers who make a significant contribution to the success of the school, as well as an active Home School Association. However, there is always room for more helpers! You will be made very welcome.

Mr. N. Craven Lashley - BA Ed (Hons), NPQH

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