WELCOME TO COOMBE HILL
We would love to welcome you to the school in person, but at present that is not possible. Instead we have prepared the following virtual tour of the school for you. It is especially aimed at Year 2 parents who might be thinking of coming to the school. In making it, Mr Clutterbuck has been helped by our Pupil Leadership Team and by Mr Arman.
You can still make contact with us, however through phoning the school or using our firstname.lastname@example.org.
StAYING SAFE, BEING ORGANISED
We want school to be as nomal as possible but please bear in mind that we also want to keep children and staff as safe as possible. Please encourage children to follow our key rules and please help us by wearing a mask in the Horseshoe area and waiting to be called into the playground at the end of the day (for Year 3-5 families).
Please remind pupils to check that they have all their equipment before they leave for school:
A packed lunch (if you have not booked one)
A pencil case with pencil, pen, rubber, sharpener, glue stick and ruler)
A water bottle
A reading book if possible
I feel sure that you are already aware of the new times for pupils to come into school, pupils should wait by the marker post with the name of their class on it until their teacher comes to bring them into school.
Year 3 arrive at 8.30 and leave at 3pm
Year 4 arrive at 8.40am and leave at 3.10pm
Year 5 arrive at 8.50am and leave at 3.20pm
Year 6 arrive at 9am and leave at 3.30pm
Siblings should wait with parents at the back of the horse shoe or on pavements outside until the time is right. I am fully aware that this isn't the best system for parents and I am really sorry for the inconvenience but to start with at least, this feels like the best system.
Please discuss with your child how they should wash their hands properly, I will certainly be reminding them to do so in my first assembly of the new year. While there are no specific rules for social distancing, please remind children that they should keep a sensible distance (around a metre) from each other. Your child may well be feeling happy and confident but there are others who will be anxious, so no child should deliberately invade another’s personal space.
Finally, and this is true for all of us - you, our staff and of course, the children. We will not get everything right all the time and things will change as we progress. At this time, more than ever before, we will try to be understanding of each other and I thank you in advance for yours.
Welcome to the Coombe Hill Junior School website. Whether you are a pupil, parent or just a visitor, I hope you will find out a little more about us, our processes and what is important to us, as a school.
Autumn Review 2019
This is my seventh year as Headteacher and I remain immensely proud of our children here at Coombe Hill; the way they work, their kindness and enthusiasm as well as their many achievements. We are all proud of our school and of our lovely grounds, but I am under no illusion that it is what happens in the classroom and the opportunities that we provide inside and outside of lessons that are most important.
I am so grateful to have such a positive and hardworking group of staff who share our values as summed up by the three words:
Creative * Encouraging * Aspiring
We expect to model these values as a school; finding creative solutions to the issues of twentieth first century education, demonstrating our own creativity throughout the curriculum and designing plenty of opportunities for pupils to develop their own creative skills. We are a school that believes in encouraging and celebrating the success of our pupils and we feel certain that such an approach is always likely to be the most effective in helping children learn and progress. We expect our pupils to encourage each other to greater success - an expectation that they live up to on a daily basis. We aim to be the best school that we can be, and we try to help our pupils to develop a growth mindset, show the resilience to keep going when they face challenges and always to be aspiring to achieve their fullest potential.
Above all, we believe that if pupils are excited by their learning and happy at school, they are much more likely to achieve success.
I also recognise that no institution will get it right all the time. Good communication from us as a school and from you as parents will help us to continually improve and to ensure that your children have the best possible experience. In the meantime, I hope you find this website useful and that it gives you the information you need, however, please come in and talk to me or a member of staff if you have any questions that are not answered here.