On behalf of myself and all the staff and Governors, welcome to Cotmanhay Junior School.
Thank you for taking the time to read this brochure which I hope will prove to be a useful introduction to our school and will help answer some of the questions many parents have when their child starts Junior School.
We aim to ensure that each child in our school is given the opportunity to succeed to the best of his or her ability. We endeavour to promote self-confidence and tolerance whilst developing those skills necessary for a happy, productive and successful life both as a child and as a future adult.
We believe in a co-operative relationship with parents and we consider it a vital part in the smooth running and success of the school. We will always be pleased to see you to discuss your child’s progress and explain what your child has been doing and will be doing in class. We feel that time spent talking with parents is always time well spent.
If there are any points arising out of the information in this booklet which you would like to discuss further, then please do not hesitate to contact me at school.
Mr D Schaller
AIMS OF THE SCHOOL
To provide a secure, interesting and stimulating environment in which children can develop intellectually, physically, socially, spiritually and emotionally
To help children develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and to argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks
To provide a sound basis in the language skills of listening and speaking; reading and writing, and to develop the ability to use these skills fully
To provide a sound basis in mathematical skills and through these skills, to develop confidence in everyday maths and an awareness of the value of maths
To help children acquire a reasoned set of attributes, values and beliefs including respect for, and understanding of, other peoples’ ideas and beliefs which may be different to theirs
To help children to become aware of the world in which they live through science and technology, history and geography, environmental studies and religious education, art, music and literature and to appreciate human achievement in these areas
To enable children to develop a sense of self-respect and to encourage self-discipline and pride in achievement as well as appreciation and respect for the success of others
To encourage cooperation between home, school and community and to overcome, as far as possible, any special difficulties or needs that may arise or that children may experience