We would like to welcome you to our school and invite you to come in and have a look at what's going on. Whether you are a parent, a pupil or someone who would like to find out more about the exciting things going on in the school right now, we are sure that you will find what you are looking for.
Our school is special and so are all the children in it. This website will be a showcase of their achievements as well as a means to share news and information with families and friends. We hope you enjoy looking through the pages and that you will return on a regular basis to keep up to date with what's happening.
Our School Vision
Thank you to all parents and children for their warm welcome.
Verwood first school is a Church of England first school. We believe that this gives us a wonderful foundation on which to build and we believe strongly that the Lord is with us each day and as we meet as a Governing Body to make decisions to give the children of Verwood First school the best education possible.
We are proud of our children and aim to celebrate all their achievements. We are conscious that children learn in different ways and that they have talents in different areas. We believe that it is our role to find this potential and allow for its expression. We want our children to be active in the learning process and to be aware of how to become a good learner. We want our children to see the school as their school, one in which they have a voice and an opinion and where their opinion can influence the direction of the school.
Verwood is successful because we believe in teamwork and leadership throughout the school. We believe that the relationships between the staff should be a model for our children to follow. We also believe that the parent, child, teacher relationship is vital for the development of your children. We recognise that parents understand their children better than anyone else and we appreciate the need to work in close partnership. The teachers and Head teacher will make themselves available wherever possible to ensure good communication. We are never too busy to listen to your concerns for your child.
Although successful in many ways, there is plenty to do to make Verwood first an even better place for your children. Our School Development Plan (SDP) identifies areas that we need to work on. Raising standards in maths and writing will be an important focus for the year and also raising achievement of the more able pupils. A summary of this will be sent in a newsletter after half term.