Welcome to Coltishall Primary School!
I am very pleased to have this opportunity to introduce you to our bright, happy and successful school.
I feel most privileged to have been the head teacher of Coltishall Primary School since September 2007. I have been a head teacher for over 10 years and in this time have mentored new heads, qualified as a School Improvement Partner and as a Local Leader in Education. The latter has involved me working closely with a primary school in the west of the county.
We are a very friendly hard working staff who, together with a strong Governing Body and an invaluable Friends Association, make our school a most special and happy environment to learn, grow and play; one full of challenge, success and celebration.
Our pupils experience a balanced and well taught curriculum, with many of the lessons grounded in the term’s topic or theme. We see a thematic approach as a most effective curriculum style placing the learning into context; allowing pupils to have more input and say into what is being learned.
Pupils are encouraged to participate in music, art, drama, singing and as many sports as possible. All pupils should have these opportunities and we believe that they should aim to do them to the best of their abilities. We also love taking trips outside of school, to museums, historic sites, residential visits and even the local garden allotments.
By actively encouraging a close relationship between staff, parents and their children, we provide a wonderful learning environment for each individual to develop academically and socially and learn the many skills they may need to be independent in their school career and lifelong learners.
We know it is essential that children feel secure, safe and valued. We start the support and introduction even before the children start at our school through a carefully planned induction process with our feeder schools. Children joining us at other points of their school career are welcomed into a Buddy Group and great care is taken to ensure a smooth and happy transition.
If you have any comments about what we do well or suggestions about what we could do better, please do not hesitate to tell us or, even better, call in.