I extend a warm welcome to Goodmayes Primary School where I hope your child will enjoy learning within a safe, caring environment.
Our core purpose is help our pupils be the best they can be. This guides all our policies. We are committed to providing excellent educational opportunities through our shared values, as a team and individually.
We help our pupils gain knowledge, skills and understanding for life in a fast changing world through curriculum content which is relevant to our pupils’ lives and is responsive to their interests.
Our curriculum includes activities that help to promote positive attitudes through behaviour, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils. I welcome your support in upholding the school’s policy in these areas.
Your child’s happiness is important so we emphasise mutual respect and value the contributions of all people in our school and the wider community. Our core values are respect, aspiration, friendship and unity.
We promote understanding and respect for religious beliefs and moral values and tolerance of all ethnic groups, disability, gender orientation and ways of life through assemblies, Religious Education, Physical Social Health Education (PSHE) and learning about various festivals and celebrations.
The educational progress and welfare of every child is my concern as Headteacher; if at any time you have any questions, anxiety or concerns about your child, I am happy to discuss them with you.
In line with national and local guidance, the school has a Safeguarding Policy which includes Child Protection; if we have concerns about the wellbeing of a child, procedures agreed by the Local Authority will be followed.
I know you have high aspirations for your child’s educational achievements and I look forward to developing a successful partnership that will support you in achieving this.
Our planned consultations with teachers take place in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. This will provide an opportunity for you to look at the work your child has done so far, and discuss your child’s progress and targets for improvement. It is important that you take time to attend these consultation appointments. However, you are welcome to make an appointment to see teachers when the need arises.
I value your views and am happy to meet with you to discuss any ideas you may have in helping us improve our school.