Of our parents would recommend us to other parents!
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Update from Claire Williams, Headteacher
Dear Parents and Carers
I’d like to update you regarding current arrangements in place, following school closure on 20th March. As it stands, we are open ONLY to provide emergency childcare for parents and carers classed as “Key Workers” under government-issued criteria.
Staff are providing cover to care for children of key workers from 8:45am to 3:15pm, on a rota basis. This week, the highest number of children we have had attend school have been 18. This is appreciably higher than neighbouring schools. We need to re-iterate, that the emergency service we are providing should only be used as a last resort, as per government rules. If you are a key worker, and can care for your child at home, you MUST.
I can still be contacted if you are a key worker and need to book childcare. Please email as soon as you can. You WILL need to provide evidence that you are a key worker to access this.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
We thank you for your patience and apologise for any delays this week in providing free school meals to those who wish to have them. Dudley Catering are setting up a Free School Meals voucher scheme, whereby electronic vouchers are e-mailed out to Free School Meal parents, to the value of a Free School Meal for a certain time period, which you can redeem against your shopping at a local supermarket. I am sure you can appreciate such an undertaking is a large operation for so many children, however this is being rolled out next week. For the remainder of this week, sandwich grab bags will still be available to order and collect from school, subject to social distancing rules.
Staff at school are prepared to continue providing cover through the scheduled Easter Holidays. However, we must, as a Local Authority School, be governed by what the Local Authority must provide under direction from UK government at this stage. We hope to provide an update on this as soon as we can.
The school telephone line is monitored at least twice a week during the closure period. If you have any urgent communication, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This mailbox is checked throughout the day. Your query will be directed to the staff member you require and they will get back to you. We ask you to be patient with any queries.
I would like to personally thank all school staff who are working to care for children who need it during this period of national, and indeed global, crisis. They have volunteered to support the national effort to combat this pandemic, potentially risking their own well-being in the process.
I would like to close by imploring you all to PLEASE take care of yourselves and look after each other during this situation. It is the only way we will get through it.
Best wishes and stay safe,
Welcome to Cotwall End Primary School
Message from Claire Williams, Headteacher
Welcome to Cotwall End Primary School. I am privileged to be part of this amazing school. Life is very active here and we have a lot to be proud of!
As soon as you walk through the door you know you are in no ordinary school. Instantly, the warmth, vibrancy and energy of the school is different. As you walk round the classrooms witnessing the energy and enthusiasm of the teachers and the children enjoying their learning, you can see first-hand why extraordinary things happen here.
We adopt a personalised approach to teaching. Every child is valued as an individual and nurtured to achieve their true potential through inspirational teaching and outstanding pastoral care in a safe, calm environment. Crucially, success is measured in terms of personal improvement, development and achieving their own tailored goals, not solely against the results of their peers. We strive to fulfil not just their academic potential but their personal, social, moral and creative development through an exciting, stimulating environment.
Cotwall End is well placed to provide an environment where leaders nurture, support, coach and empower all staff to be outstanding. We have developed highly skilled and reflective teachers, teaching assistants and other support staff, who are dedicated and committed to ensuring pupils receive the highest quality and standards of educational experience.
I hope, like me, you feel strongly that we will achieve our educational aims for our children in partnership. I know that children learn best in an ethos of praise, encouragement and challenge.
Thank you for visiting our website. Here you will find the essential information you need and discover what makes Cotwall End a great place to learn. Should you wish to visit the school, or find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mrs Claire Williams
Welcome to our School
The people behind Cotwall End Primary School
Mrs Claire Williams
Mrs Sue Sullivan
Mrs Gemma Wilkes
Cotwall End Primary School has a well deserved reputation of being a caring school. We will do our best to make sure that any child's time here is as happy and successful as possible. We value parents' support and trust that with their assistance we can create a rich learning environment which will enable our pupils to flourish and grow from strength to strength.
The school was established as an Infant and Junior School in 1962. In 1981, it was decided to amalgamate the two schools and Cotwall End Primary School now caters for children from 3 to 11 years.
An emphasis is placed on the National Curriculum Core Subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and ICT in order to provide our children with the building blocks for life, but we also work hard to provide a strong emphasis on other subjects, especially sports and the arts, to address the needs and interests of the whole child.
The Governors, Headteacher and staff are dedicated to providing the children at this school with a high quality of education delivered in a happy, caring environment. We believe this will also help to develop the children's own individual personalities.
We run our own Breakfast club from 7.30am every day as well as a very successful After School Club on the school site until 6.00pm each evening during term time only.
If you would like a school tour please contact the school office on 01384 818730 to arrange an appointment.
As Partners in Progress with children, parents and the community, we want our school to be a place where:
High standards are achieved
Success is recognised and celebrated
We strive for excellence in all areas
Everyone enjoys learning
Staff and children care for and respect each other
Everyone is valued, listened to and feels a sense of belonging
In order to achieve our vision for Cotwall End Primary School, we will aim to:
Meet the learning needs of all children by providing an appropriate, varied and exciting curriculum
Help children become responsible for their own learning
Be emotionally intelligent in our approach to people
Provide for children's social and emotional needs
Create a superb initial impression and welcoming atmosphere
Play an active part in our local community
Please give your views on our school via Parent View on the Ofsted site.
Cotwall End Primary School will recognise its legal duty under s.175/157 Education Act 2002 to work with other agencies in safeguarding children and protecting them from “significant harm” as laid out in our Child Protection Policy.
Please see Mrs Claire Williams Headteacher, Mrs Sue Sullivan, Deputy Headteacher or Mrs Gemma Wilkes, Assistant Headteacher if you have any concerns.