Message from Headteacher

Southway Junior School is a happy, hard-working and well-ordered environment in which children are able to develop to their potential academically, socially, spiritually and creatively.

Ofsted (2015) say, ‘Teachers have excellent relationships with pupils and know them very well. They use this knowledge to provide tasks that successfully motivate them…The curriculum makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils have a clear sense of right and wrong and are prepared well for life in modern Britain.’

We are privileged to have wonderful caring children, supportive parents, a committed governing body and staff whose efforts are underpinned by the drive to see every child achieve success in a supportive and stimulating environment.

We strive to instil a love of learning in all our children through motivating them by providing engaging quality learning experiences. High expectations underpin all we do and children are supported in the challenges to meet them. At the centre of learning is a broad curriculum which ensures every child is able to achieve in their talents. 

We place a big emphasis on children’s views and opinions and believe in empowering children to become independent learners through having input into decisions about their school and learning. We are proud to be a Rights Respecting School and this underpins all that we do.

We are fortunate to receive tremendous support from our parents and carers. The home / school partnership is crucial to the learning process. We value and appreciate the support we receive, which enables us to offer the children activities which extend and enrich their learning and the environment we can provide.

As part of the partnership the school and home work together in the HSA (Home School Association) which is run by parents, with school staff input. The HSA work tirelessly to raise funds which benefit the children by subsiding trips and purchasing resources and equipment for the children to use.

I hope you enjoy finding out about us. If you are not a parent and would like to visit, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 Best wishes

 Mr P Newbold

Headteacher