I am very pleased to welcome you to Penn Wood Primary and Nursery School. We are able to offer an amazing environment for teaching, and creative and deep learning, through our innovative building and our outdoor areas including a woodland, a field and a pond. Our learning community combines high expectations for all with quality learning and relationships to ensure that every child achieves beyond their best. Our 2015 and 2016 Key Stage 2 results place us in the top 10% of schools in terms of the progress that the children make between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
We also have high expectations for behaviour of all children and for the conduct and professionalism of staff and the Board of Governors.
The curriculum is rigorous, rich, creative, relevant, broad and balanced; English and Maths are pivotal and are prioritised within each subject area. You can read the documents below to find out more about our curriculum. We have attained various quality marks – Basic Skills, Unicef Rights Respecting Schools’ Award, ICT Quality Mark and Thinking Schools’ accreditation in recognition of our work. In addition, we are recognised as a Centre of Excellence for ‘Talk for Writing’ and we offer training to other schools and Local Authorities. On occasion, we have hosted visits for teachers and Principals from other countries.
Ofsted deem us to be a good school and believe that many aspects of our work are outstanding. We are driven to support our children to become confident and capable citizens. We strive for a common culture, values and ethos across the whole organisation, ensuring that it is reflected consistently in both policy and practice. Our ethos promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different beliefs. We encourage children to respect other people, with particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010 and we have recently purchased a range of new books to support our work in this area.