Welcome to Manor Field Junior School
As many of you already know, Mrs Cushing is retiring at Christmas 2013. The Governing Body are pleased to announce that Mrs Sangway will be headteacher of Manor Field Junior School from January 2014.
Developing confident, responsible learners…
As headteacher I am proud to tell you about our school where a commitment to Rights, Respect and Responsibility underpin all of our work. I can only offer you a snap shot so please do make an appointment to visit us so you can see our school at work.
We value pupil participation in every aspect of our school day and when you visit you will see this evident in every classroom. What you will notice is pupils engaged in a range of activities, sometimes working collaboratively, at other times with independence and at all times within a calm, purposeful and hardworking environment. Behaviour is good and if you talk to our pupils their pride in their school is clear.
We believe that our pupils have much to offer and have high expectations for them.
We expect all of our pupils to be involved in decision making .This may include involvement in reviewing the policies which affect them, such as the anti-bullying policy. It also includes planning aspects of the curriculum and even risk assessment. Our pupils are brilliant at this and take their roles seriously; we believe that our pupils have much to offer and have high expectations for them as responsible citizens who contribute to school life as well as to wider world issues.
We use our local environment as a stimulus for much of our learning and embed into our work a pride in Basingstoke and its facilities.
Our curriculum is based on an integrated approach to learning where themes provide a basis for teaching National Curriculum objectives. Children learn best when work is based on first hand experience and links are made across subjects and we welcome many visitors to school, some international, to see this in action. In addition we use our local environment as a stimulus for much of our learning and embed into our work a pride in Basingstoke and its facilities. You can find out more details in our curriculum section but when you visit Manor Field the children’s work will demonstrate the high quality learning and pride in presentation.
Parents are a valued and important part of our school community.
As a team we are currently working to develop the attributes of “The Manor Field” learner so that academic achievement is supported by key skills required for the future. If your child comes home and tells you they have been resilient today or curious please congratulate them and ask them to tell you how they demonstrated this!
Parents are a valued and important part of our school community and we involve parents in all aspects of school life. Our Open Days provide a brilliant opportunity for parents to find out how their child is learning and are superbly supported by parents, grandparents and siblings.
There is so much more I can tell you about Manor Field Junior School: our superb learning environment (including outside learning), excellent displays of children’s work and most importantly a team of excellent teachers and support staff, however please come and see us first hand.
Jan Cushing (Headteacher)