HEADTEACHER’S WELCOME
WELCOME TO LONGVERNAL SCHOOL

I am the Headteacher of the school; I have been in the teaching profession for 19 years having experience of teaching across KS1 and KS2. I have been the Headteacher at Longvernal since 2014. Prior to this, I was Assistant Headteacher at Weston All Saints Primary School in Bath. More recently I have been appointed Executive Headteacher for the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership, leading on teaching and learning across the MAT Primary Schools.

I am very proud to be the Headteacher of such a great school, where staff and parents work together in partnership to ensure that we provide our children with the best possible education, opportunities and start to life.

As from 1st July 2016 Longvernal were proud to join the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership. I firmly believe that, as education providers, if we can offer education for pupils from two years of age to nineteen, we can foster a love of learning, seamless transitions, breadth of opportunity and expertise to ensure that every child is able to fulfil their full potential.

We are a leading Forest School and are committed to outdoor learning. In addition to every child benefiting from a weekly dedicated Forest session which is exploited for cross-curricular opportunities, Forest School is also a means of providing small-group nurture support. I greatly believe that Forest School activities are a great benefit to pupils both academically and socially, helping them to grow into confident, well - rounded individuals who aspire to achieve their very best in life. I believe every child has a gift or talent, whether it is academic, sporting, artistic or vocational. In our role as educators we aim to equip pupils with the skills and confidence to achieve their best in life.

We have established ourselves as a hub for promoting learning outside. As a school we are supporting other local schools to become outdoor learners and are facilitating the training for other educational providers to become specialists in this field. Over the next year we are promoting learning everywhere, with a focus on the outdoors, learning around heritage and culture and in the local community.

I am proud of the tremendous achievements reflected in the school’s last Ofsted inspection (October 2015). Teachers and support staff work tirelessly to offer a rich curriculum with a wealth of opportunities in which pupils can engage and the school is rapidly growing from a small primary school of 86 pupils to a medium sized primary school of 180 pupils in July 2018.

I hope you find our website useful and are able to get a snapshot of life at our school. Please also book a visit through the school office; we would love to share and celebrate our pupils’ achievements and the wonderful opportunities which are on offer at our school..


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