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Welcome to Eastburn Junior and Infant School
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Help us to help your children...
HELP! WE NEED MONEY We need to purchase class sets of i-pads to help us continue to improve our ICT provision as it is essential we develop children’s digital literacy, both to keep up with the requirements of the new National Curriculum due to start in September 2014, but more importantly to also ensure that our children have the skills required for success as they grow up in this technological age. This will cost £1200-£1500 which we do not have in the school budget. You can help without it costing you anything! Do you shop online for food, books, music, or use e-bay? If so, then use http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ It’s easy! Here is how it works: First, sign up to support Eastburn Junior and Infant School through the website link above, then follow a few simple steps to start raising donations!
1. Start at easyfundraising.org.uk Let’s say you want to buy a book from Amazon. Instead of going to amazon.co.uk, you go to easyfundraising.org.uk first.
2. Let’s make a purchase You click from the easyfundraising website through to, for example, Amazon to make your purchase. The price of the book is exactly the same as if you'd visited Amazon directly.
3. Get a donation After you have bought your book, Amazon will make a donation to our cause as a thank you for shopping with them.
Easyfundraising collect these donations and send them to us, and it costs you nothing! If everyone linked to school who shops online does this (please spread the word amongst family and friends) then we will raise the money for our i-pads in no time and without it costing you anything. What could be better! Please give it a go— especially coming up to Christmas.
We are currently working towards becoming a Rights Respecting School through UNICEF.
We're taking part in Big Pedal 2014!
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Dear parents, carers, prospective parents and friends,
Welcome to our website. We hope you find the information useful as we look forward to another exciting year. In February 2013 we celebrated our achievement of a glowing report from OFSTED which recognised the high quality provision we give to all of our children:
‘Children progress well and the majority reach, and a significant number exceed, the expected levels for their age in all areas of learning.’ ‘Well planned activities capture their imagination and they are eager to learn.’ ‘Pupils work and play happily together, are unfailingly polite and friendly and show consideration and care for each other’
OFSTED February 2013
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 at Eastburn.
We continually develop our creative skills based curriculum, in which subject content is drawn in to apply and refine these skills. This means that our curriculum is relevant to children’s interests and gives them involvement in the whole learning experience. We continue our work on internationalism and global sustainability with our partnership work continuing through our links with Grammar School Rawalpindi Pakistan, Revival School Uganda and e-links with St. Paul–en-Jarez School in France which have earned us the International Schools Award and the e-twinning quality label. We continue developing ourselves as a ‘Healthy School’ and carry on with all the fantastic work that gained us the prestigious ‘Eco School Green Flag Award’. Our school focus on ‘Enterprise’ life skills, encourages children to develop their creativity and initiative in projects aimed at changing both themselves, by developing essential life and learning skills, and the school, by contributing to school development. Good behaviour, social skills and safety will always be high priority here at Eastburn, focused through our work on ‘rights and responsibilities’ and working towards the award of ‘Rights Respecting School’.
We are keen that all our pupils have meaningful incentives to work hard and succeed. We continue to act as an extended school offering a wide variety of out of school clubs, including a good mix of sports, music, gardening, ICT, art and craft, cookery and French, as well as high quality childcare before and after school at Eastburn School Fun Zone.
We very much value the support of our parents/carers working together with us to provide the best for your children and work hard to provide effective two way communication between school and home. You can find out more about us through our newsletters which are posted fortnightly onto this website. We can assure you of our full commitment to your child’s education.
Mrs. Jan Elliott