We are proud to be a happy, welcoming and inclusive school. Our pupils and families come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and our curriculum design reflects this. We have close links with several local organisations, including local schools and churches, as well as a local football team and its community work team (TNS). The mix of backgrounds in our school helps all of our children learn to celebrate difference and learn about others with life experiences that may differ from their own. Everyone is welcome, everyone is valued at Weston Rhyn Primary School.
One of the most frequent aspects that visitors to our school comment on is the 'family' feel around the place, and the excellent behaviour of our children in a happy learning environment. We provide a safe, positive and nurturing environment for every child to develop and succeed, providing motivational opportunities for everyone to learn and encouraging their natural curiosity.
We believe in building strong, positive relationships between pupils, parents, staff, governors and the community. We welcome pupils into our nurturing teacher-led Nursery (mornings only), from the term after their 3rd birthday. We have a large school site, including two playgrounds and a separate school field.
A major strength of our school is our staff. From the welcoming office staff who are an amazing link between home and school, to the experienced and dedicated teaching team, and everyone in between. Our teaching team work incredibly hard designing lessons with the individual needs of each child in mind, enabling children to achieve their full potential. Our aim is to provide the best start in life for every child in our care. We work hard to ensure that our curriculum is varied and interesting, and we regularly review our provision to take into account the interests and needs of all children. We have a specialist French teacher in school every week, and make use of other specialist staff, such as sports coaches, in addition to our own experienced and talented staff.
We hold many events throughout the year to enrich the curriculum, such as special curriculum "enrichment days", educational visits, as well as making use of the local environment. Regular special events, such as the Readathon, Roald Dahl Day, Bedtime Stories Event (to coincide with the Book Fair arriving) as well as Christmas performances also add to this.
We are extremely proud of the outstanding pastoral support available in school. In addition to a dedicated and caring team of school staff in every class, we have a trained Learning Mentor on staff, and now have a dedicated Learning Mentor room. We strongly believe that children learn best if they are happy and engaged in their learning, and the role of parents/carers is vital in this. So, we encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s learning, through daily morning routines, homework, reading, phonics work, as well as having a strong friends of school/PTA organisation.