Dear Parents, Carers, prospective parents and friends,
Welcome to Eastburn Junior & Infant School’s website incorporating our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). We hope you will find the information useful and that you enjoy supporting your children in following the links to enjoy enhancing their learning.
Here at Eastburn, the individual success of every child in the school is at the heart of all we do. Our mission statement, school aims and policies support the desire to maintain our excellent ethos. We want all the children to have high self-esteem, a sense of belonging, to feel safe and secure, to reach their full potential, and above all to enjoy their school life.
Our most recent OFSTED report recognised us as a ‘good’ school and praised the high quality provision we give to all of our children:
- 'The rich curriculum provides the skills pupils need for further learning and builds on their interests so they want to learn more, shown by the rising trend in attainment.'
- 'School and national data show that the great majority of pupils progress well and exceed the rate they are expected to make as they move through the school.'
- 'Pupils work and play happily together, are unfailingly polite and friendly and show consideration and care for each other.'
- 'Highly committed leadership, supported by staff and governors is firmly focused on improvement.'
OFSTED February 2013
We have a caring and committed staff, who are continually striving to develop our creative knowledge and skills based curriculum. This means that topics are relevant to children’s interests, which encourages them to be involved in the whole learning experience. Teachers are working hard to take on board the requirements of the new National Curriculum for 2014 whilst maintaining the strengths and successes of previous themes and topics. A vital part of our curriculum is our emphasis on life skills, encouraging children to develop their personal and social strengths as well as their creativity and initiative.
At Eastburn we treat every child as an individual and can assure you of our full commitment to your child’s education.
Mrs. Jan Elliott