"Pupils’ attitudes to learning are impressive." OFSTED 2013
Welcome to the Great Easton Church of England(VA) Primary School website, I really do hope you will find it useful. We have tried to think of everything you might want to know and included enough information to help you feel you understand us a little better.
It is my pleasure and privilege to be the Headteacher of such a very happy school. Our children are well-behaved, they work hard, try their best and thoroughly enjoy their learning – they are, quite simply a pleasure to teach!
All that we do at Great Easton is underpinned by our Christian foundation. We are a Church of England (VA) Primary School and, as such we we believe each child is special, unique and loved by God. Whilst at Great Easton we provide our children with an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We encourage and promote Christian values through the experiences we offer to all pupils. The nurture, care, guidance, support and encouragement the children are given means that they leave us being confident and happy individuals ready to embrace the next phase of their education.
Our staff are committed to making learning exciting and interesting by selecting interesting cross-curricular topics and linking real experience and visits to the topic each term. Alongside the organised visits, and visitors, linked to learning there are also many opportunities to develop personal interests through the many sports, enrichment activities and after school clubs which range from gardening, to using iPads, to starting their own camp fires!
Our outdoor learning space is set in the stunning countryside and every child within our school knows about the environment and how we can take care of it. They work in the gardens and pond as well as taking care of our pet chickens, through that closeness to the natural world, they come to appreciate the wonder of creation.
There is a very real sense of community within our school – we are a family school. However we recognise our duty to raise awareness with regard to all aspects of community cohesion. We are part of a larger Christian community and the five parishes, and through charitable work and child sponsorship, we teach humility and thankfulness.
I am very proud of all the achievements of our children but I truly believe we have to do more than educate, we work hard to inspire our children so they develop ‘a love of learning and a love of life’ within a Christian environment’. We have an obligation to give all the children in our care the very best education and childhood we can!
Claire Jackman - Headteacher