A word from our Headteacher...Mr. Dale.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We very much hope you will enjoy looking through it and that it provides you with the information about our school that you are seeking.
At East Preston Junior School we believe that the children in our care should be happy and safe and that they should realise their full potential. We also believe that school should be fun!
We will help the children achieve this during this phase of their educational journey. We will encourage them to become life-long learners able to appreciate the arts and science and to be numerate and literate. We will provide them with the opportunities for learning both within and beyond the school gates and help them to develop their self-esteem and a tolerance and understanding of others.
Our dedicated and highly skilled staff team are committed to working with children and parents to achieve all of this and much more and to celebrating the children's successes as well as supporting them through any troubled times.
The website itself and its contents are still developing under the guidance of Mr. John Galvin and Mrs. Turner supported by the children and staff of our school. They would very much welcome any feedback or support with the website.
If you have any questions please use the contact information or make a personal visit by arrangement with the school office. Prospective parents can collect further information and application details from the school where you are assured of a friendly reception. Alternatively you may prefer to click on the link to leave us feedback. We'd love to hear from you.
AIMS AND PRINCIPLES OF THE SCHOOL
These aims and principles have been discussed and accepted by the staff and provide the foundations upon which the education of the children in the school is based.
1. To develop within the school a secure, caring, happy environment which will promote the self esteem and confidence of the children.
2. To provide a stimulating environment where learning can take place using a wide variety of teaching styles and techniques working wherever possible from first hand experience.
3. To offer the children a broad balanced curriculum (following the national guidelines) which covers the basic skills of maths and literacy, which is relevant to individual needs and interest and which will equip the children with the "tools" for life.
4. To foster the children's emotional, social, spiritual and aesthetic needs in order to develop each child's potential so that they may realise their worth and interact with confidence and sympathy with their peers and adults.
5. To promote the acquisition of physical skills to enable the children to be able to take part individually, or as part of a group in a wide range of activities leading to
a) a willingness to be challenged
b) the development of poise and confidence
6. To develop the children's ability to acquire skills and knowledge in a practical and active way by using their own and external resources in order to become willing independent learners.
7. To develop a willingness to tackle unfamiliar situations, to think, to question, to experiment, to exercise judgement, to reach conclusions and to make generalisations and to perceive that making errors is a natural part of the learning process.
8. To encourage development of the personal characteristics of self discipline, responsibility, initiative, adaptability tenacity and the ability to understand and control emotions.
Admission Policy and Arrangements
The admission policy of this school is common to all County and Controlled schools in West Sussex. The policy is outlined in the booklet "INFORMATION FOR PARENTS IN THE SOUTHERN EDUCATION AREA" which is published by the Authority. If you have not received a copy of this publication or you need further information you may obtain a copy by writing to the Admissions Team, Education Office South at Centenary House, Durrington Lane, Worthing, BN13 2Q or by telephoning Worthing (01903) 839222.