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Penn Wood Primary and Nursery School

Dear Parents/Carers, 


Friendship, respect and excellence for all 


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 progress measures at KS2 are consistently strong over time.  


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;  Literacy (speaking, listening, reading and writing) is pivotal to our curriculum.  Books are our main curriculum driver and quality texts are woven through our curriculum. Early language and early reading are prioritised at Penn Wood School We are recognised as a Training Centre for ‘Talk for Writing’ and ‘Talk for Reading’.  


We are a strongly good school and this has been recognised by Ofsted since 2014.   We are driven to support our children to become confident and capable global citizens.  We strive for a culture that reflects kindness, belonging and respect. We are ‘wonderfully different and beautifully the same.’  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. Our Relationships and Health Education policy is strong and is, once again, supported by a range of high quality books. This is part of our ‘wellbeing curriculum’ that promotes strong behaviours for learning and character education. 


We have specialist teaching for music, drama, science and P.E. 


We provide a caring and secure environment for your child. Safeguarding our children and staff is of paramount importance to us.  The school’s Governing Board, Inclusion Team and our Special Needs Team are very supportive. Mrs Davies, (Inclusion Leader), Mrs Edwards (SENCo) and Mrs Wallace (Attendance Leader) work with parents and children for the benefit of all. They can be contacted through the school office. Ask for them directly. Alternatively, you can contact Mrs Shears or Mrs Mann (Deputy Heads). 


We look forward to seeing you in school and working in partnership with you. You will find members of staff approachable and appointments can be made easily should you wish to see a teacher for longer than a moment or two at the beginning or end of a day. 


Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the school office. 


Jane Girle 


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