♥ Kind ♥ Respectful ♥ Responsible
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We hope that you have had a good summer and are ready and raring to go for another school year.
The return to school this year is clearly different to any other and we recommend that you look at the Risk Assessment and guidance that we have in place for the full re-opening of the school.
The Parent Information document includes the staggered start and finish times, plus other useful information regarding any changes you may see.
The Parent Access Protocol sets out our one-way system and how you should navigate the school. It is the same as it was in June/July and we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the route that you will need to take.
We hope that we will all soon settle into our 'new normal' and that the children enjoy being back amongst their friends and learning with their teachers.
A warm welcome to Watling Lower School
At Watling Lower School our aim is that all children are happy and healthy and make a great start to their educational life. Children can only thrive when they feel safe and secure in their environment. This includes how they feel about themselves in the learning environment and so we place a high priority on developing a Growth Mindset and helping children to keep mentally healthy.
We are lucky to have fantastic children at Watling, who make our school such a welcoming place. They are kind and respectful young people who understand their responsibility to work hard in school, care for the environment and to be upstanding citizens in their community.
Our curriculum will not only give them a strong platform in reading, writing and maths, but they will develop their skills and knowledge in a range of other subjects. We aim to prepare our children for their future careers in an ever-changing world by developing their ability to solve problems, overcome challenges and being able to express their ideas.
We want all of our children to foster a love of learning: having the self-confidence to challenge themselves and developing a sense of self-worth from the achievements that they make. We want our children to work hard and to see that the value of their effort is worth as much, if not more, than outcomes that they achieve. The belief in themselves, combined with their determination means that they set themselves high aspirations for their future.
We promote a simple set of core values: being kind, respectful and responsible. Through these principles, we explore the importance of children to become selfless individuals with care and compassion for others; respecting everyone regardless of their background or the life choices that they make; and in how they can make a positive contribution to our society.
We hope to extend the warm, caring relationships that exist between our pupils and the staff, to parents and the wider community. We are very lucky to have a talented, friendly and hard-working staff who work tirelessly every day to help our children achieve to their full potential. However, the job of educating our children is a partnership between ourselves and our families so we place a high priority on forming excellent relationships based on mutual respect, understanding and excellent communication. Members of the team welcome children to the school every day and are available to discuss any concerns, issues or good news that you would like to share with us.
Please feel free to explore our website to find out more about us and our school life. If you would like to find out more, do not hesitate to make contact via the school office and we will endeavour to help as much as we can.