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Welcome to Donnington Wood Church of England Junior School.

Our School Vision

Our school is a community where each person is valued as a child of God. We are a Church of England school, inspired and guided by the life and teaching of Jesus. We work together to create a caring, friendly and safe school family, to enable the whole school community to flourish and each person reach their full God-given potential.

It is with great pride that I welcome you to our school website. We hope that it provides a brief window on the work we do and all that we achieve. If you have any questions, then please contact us.

At our school your child will receive the best education we can offer in a caring and supportive atmosphere. We believe in our vision and deliver this through our core values of building friendships, encouraging perseverance and inspiring hope for the future:

Our staff and governors are passionately committed to the care, welfare and progress of all our pupils whatever their abilities; we are a fully inclusive school; we strive for all pupils to reach their full potential and to equip them for a bright future in the wider world. Our pupils’ achievements are regularly celebrated and expectations are high.

Our children are supported and challenged through a broad, balanced and vibrant school curriculum and they all have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Our Christian ethos promotes an atmosphere where children are encouraged to adopt British values of tolerance, understanding and respect for others irrespective of background or religious belief.

We are proud of our pupils’ successes and the school’s ability to enable pupils to make rapid progress during their time with us.

Our children describe our school as a welcoming, safe and friendly place which provides a good education for everyone.

” Everyone is always happy to help you.”

”All the teachers challenge you so that you can be the best that you can be.”

We strongly believe in the Christian values that underpin all that we do and we are very proud of our SIAMS report that described the distinctiveness and effectiveness of our Church of England school as outstanding. Thank you for all your support, this accolade is reflection of the whole communities work and we should all be very proud.

We look forward to working with you and your children,

Robert Fox

Headteacher

 

To read full report click here: Donnington Wood SIAMS Report.

Our vision

In 2019 the governors reviewed our whole school vision and asked from feedback from parents, this indicates:

Here is feedback so far:

  • Like the focus on skills for life- really important. My older child has gone on to be very successful with the skills they learnt here.
  • I like the focus on inclusivity and how the school will work hard to meet everyone’s needs.
  • Communication is key, in my child’s old school you could not get to see or meet the teachers. The school listens to me.
  • The school is a community, a family, welcoming and supporting. The atmosphere is inclusive and friendly.
  • The way we all work together and support each other is important to me.
  • I want my child to be happy, confident and kind. These values will help this.
  • Helping me and supporting me.
  • The focus on pastoral work is key, helping my child develop as a well rounded child. The vision celebrates this.
  • The vision should be about EVERY child reaching their potential, not to limit any child’s ability.
  • The Christmas play showed the vision, everyone involved, everyone takes part.
  • Keeping my child safe is incredibly important to me.
  • Together Every Achieves More- we all have a ‘small part’ to play for the good of this God Given World.
  • I want my child to make a difference to all of humanity and use his abilities to do his best, to express gratitude and to always be humble. These values help.
  • A vision that helps my child understand what God’s love is.
  • Everyone Equal and working together.
  • My child to be what every they want to be, to the best of their abilities.
  • The vision will be seen in their education, confidence and ability to mix well all of their peers and adults.

 

Your opinions matter to us

In the last two years we have taken action on your suggestions and developed the way we teach your child. We have changed the times of the school day and introduced new specialist teaching for our topic afternoons. These decisions were driven by parents and pupils voices.  The impact of these developments have been very positive: attendance has improved and our topic results show that, on average, there has been a 10% rise in pupils reaching aged-related expectations for topic. We expect this year to be even higher.

We would like to signpost you to parent view. This Ofsted survey helps us drive improvements and is just one of the ways you can help us improve educational opportunities for our community. https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

Parent Feedback from Open Afternoons Year 3 Whole School

Selected feed back indicates

The support given so far has been amazing and it is reassuring knowing that there is always someone available to talk to.

My child was very nervous about entering year 3. She has settled in very quickly and I happy she feels safe.

I am happy with everything with the support and learning thank you.

We are very impressed with his improvement at the juniors and thank you for all the extra support that may be needed.

I chose this school for my son as I had two daughters that attended and they did fantastically. But I think the school has progressed more he really enjoys it. Both my partner and me are very happy with my child at this school. Thank you

 

British Values: SMSC

We fully promote British Values in our school, for more information visit the teaching and learning pages.