Who are we?|
Wren Park Parents' Association was started in 1967 and is very active with helping to link the home and school. We aim to:
i) raise money to enhance your child's learning experience
ii) foster more extended relationships between staff, parents and others associated with the school.
Details of the constitution of the Association can be found in the school brochure pages of the website.
All parents are automatically members whilst they have a child at Wren Park: there being no membership fee or annual subscription.
The Annual General Meeting is held each year in October when all parents are invited to attend and elect a new committee.
Meetings to which all parents are invited are held approximately twice a term, the date and time of the next meeting to be found under forthcoming events.
The committee are keen to hear the views of parents and welcome any contribution of thought or ideas.
What do we do?
You will already be aware of some of the work of The Parents' Association. We hold social and fundraising events and try to vary them so that there is something to suit everyone during the year. Events which the children particularly enjoy are Discos, Beetle Drive and Chocolate Bingo. The Christmas Fair and Summer Fete are the most important fund raising events of the year and require a lot of hard work by parents and teachers to make them successful. Although the smiles on the children's faces would be reward enough, these events have generated funds to facilitate developments such as the provision of a new library. Last year we provided the resources for the bulb planting and helped to fund the Trim Trail. Next year we aim to raise money to add to the school's curriculum resources.
The aim of the Association is to help and assist our children by being involved with the school. We can only function well with active and enthusiastic members. Please support your Association in whatever way you can and you will be surprised how much you enjoy it.
OUR AIMS FOR CHILDREN
Through interesting and challenging opportunities, and through the quality of teaching, children will be helped and encouraged:
· To strive for their highest levels of achievement
· To develop a sense of adventure and enthusiasm for learning
· To extend their capabilities and maximise potential
· To develop positive attitudes to work
· To develop a spirit of enquiry and curiosity
· To work both independently and collaboratively
· To respect themselves and others and to appreciate human achievement and aspirations
· To support one another by developing caring attitudes
· To value the environment and our rich cultural heritage
· To develop positive attitudes of cooperation and responsibility
· To develop skills needed in a changing technological environment
· To extend themselves in body, mind and spirit
To enable these aims to be realised, teaching and learning will be based on a curriculum which is:
· BROAD, so that it introduces all pupils to a wide range of concepts, experiences, knowledge and skills and promotes spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development;
· BALANCED, to ensure that each area of the curriculum is given sufficient time for it’s contribution to be effective;
· RELEVANT to the opportunities and experiences which will prepare children for their continued schooling and for adult life;
· DIFFERENTIATED, so that the needs of all pupils are recognised and provided for;
· DYNAMIC, so that developments in technology, teaching and learning, international and environmental issues can be taken up to enhance learning;
· PLANNED and implemented by staff with a shared vision and commitment; whose individual contributions, in whatever area, are valued and whose own development needs are recognised and provided for;
· MANAGED efficiently by staff and governors working together towards agreed goals and continuous improvement;
· SUPPORTED by families and the community whose partnership in the education of children is accepted and valued.
We believe that each child will succeed through experiencing quality in:
· A broad and balanced curriculum
· An enriching programme of extra-curricular activities and visits
· A stimulating learning environment
· A rich, varied and up to date range of learning resources
· Innovative teaching and an investigative approach to learning
· An ethos of support, challenge and encouragement to succeed
· Learning partnerships between school, home and the community
We demonstrate our commitment to working as a learning community by:
· Striving for continuous improvement in all that we do
· Working collaboratively towards common goals
· Becoming an Investor in People
Our mission is for Wren Park Primary School to be a school of motivated, independent skilled learners in a secure, stimulating atmosphere.