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Welcome to Wymondley!

 

On behalf of our school community, I would like to welcome you to our school website. It is designed to give you a feel for the wonderful school that Wymondley is; one we are all so very proud of! Over the remainder of this webpage I will do my best to give you a whistle stop tour of what our school is all about (with some handy links for you to find out more information).

 

At Wymondley, we work together as a team; you can sense this, and the positive, supportive and inclusive atmosphere, when you enter and walk around our school. We work closely with each of our families to ensure that every child is happy, curious, confident and ambitious during their time with us. 

 

We keep the children at the heart of all that we do so that they are as fully involved and immersed in their learning, and in all things Wymondley, as they can be. We want every one of our children to be inspired by being at Wymondley and to develop the skills needed to become lifelong learners. Our curriculum is essential to this and we are proud of the broad and balanced learning experiences that we offer every child here. We may be a small school, but there is nothing small about the breadth of possibilities that we offer! Our musical enrichment includes lessons with our specialist music teacher, our school choir (which makes up 20% of our pupils) and recorder and violin lessons (at no cost to parents), which take place as part of our music curriculum.  Timetabled Forest School lessons, delivered by our onsite Forest School trained leader,  support wellbeing and positive mental health. Our sports coach works with every child at the school and delivers some of the many sports clubs that take place throughout the school year, including at lunchtimes and after school (on most days, with a special mention for athletics after school club that has had up to 70% of the school in attendance at any one time).  We place great importance on computing as an essential skill for both now and the future.  All children are allocated with a Wymondley Google email account from the moment they step through  the door and we ensure there are enough Chromebooks for every child to access one at any given time.  I haven’t even mentioned the multiple sports tournaments and leagues that we take part in, that we start swimming lessons from Early Years, that we have built library lessons into the curriculum and offer library club for our older children, that we have our very own wraparound care club, that we are currently welcoming in our new school dog, Pippa, or that we grow our own fruit and vegetables in our very own school garden and harvest and sell the produce as jams, chutneys and cordials at our annual Harvest assembly (a great way for every child to learn that food isn’t grown at the back of your supermarket of choice)! This still doesn’t nearly cover it all, but it does give you a feel for how passionate we all are and how much effort we put in to making sure that every child’s learning journey is as enjoyable and exciting as it can be!

 

We strive to ensure that every child receives the very best teaching and learning experiences and every possible opportunity while at Wymondley. This, of course, all starts with securing children’s academic knowledge in the core areas of English and Maths and we do this in exciting and innovative ways but, as you have read above, we look to equally develop every child’s wider skills in creativity, physical fitness, and wellbeing.

 

The school community that I mentioned above includes you, because at Wymondley we value our relationships with our parents, carers, grandparents and other family members as essential. Even before your child starts at Wymondley, you will have been invited to transitional sessions where we can get to know you as well as your child and this relationship continues and grows stronger over the seven years that follow. We have made sure that every child enters and leaves the school through their classroom, which means you can pass on those key messages and ask those questions to a member of your child’s class team every day.  We have themed days throughout the year where parents across the school are invited in for the first hour of the day to take part as well and family members and carers are invited to our Friday morning sharing and celebration assemblies and our class curriculum coffee mornings that start every term (biscuits included). 

 

You will also be able to build up a good relationship with me as I greet you and wave you off every day and I genuinely look forward to seeing you there soon! If you would like to get a feel for our wonderful school before visiting us, you can access our virtual tour by clicking here.

 

Tony Plunkett

Headteacher

 

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