Ofsted in June 2014 commented ‘Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Their thirst for knowledge and love of learning are evident at every turn. During lessons, they are attentive and eager to contribute ideas.’
A very warm welcome to the relatively new Bartley C of E Junior School website.
My name is Karen Stonehouse and it is my privilege to be the Headteacher of this excellent school.
We hope that as well as finding out information about our school, you will use this website to celebrate achievements and as a resource to further develop children’s learning.
Whenever anyone joins our school, in any capacity, they immediately become part of the ‘Bartley family’, and remain so long after they have left. Our school vision that ‘Every child through nurture, support and challenge will achieve their absolute best, both academically and socially’ is extremely important to us. It is a fundamental part of our belief that children will not learn unless they feel safe and happy and we place as much emphasis on developing children’s emotional and social well-being as we do on their academic achievement. By looking beyond our school, we know we have a responsibility to society for our children to become valuable citizens in the future.
The second part of our vision encapsulates the spiritual and Christian aspect of our Church of England School. It states that ‘Our Christian values will foster LOVE for ourselves and for each other’. We particularly focus on the values of friendship, trust, thankfulness and responsibility which underpin the ethos of our everyday practice.
Enthusiastic children, excellent staff, memorable learning experiences, fun and exciting lesson opportunities and a rich curriculum all contribute to our happy school. During our Ofsted inspection it was noted that ‘Pupils are quick to settle and they sustain their engagement because the work is interesting and challenging. One said, ‘Teachers make learning fun and inspire us.’
I am justifiably proud of all members of the Bartley C of E Junior School community and the fact that providing the best educational experience for the children is at the heart of everything we do. The comment on our Ofsted report that says: ‘Pupils thoroughly enjoy school. Teachers skilfully engage them, and provide memorable experiences that contribute much to their learning and personal development’, captures the everyday excellent practice we aim to provide.
However, to find out for yourself please ask members of the school community or make an appointment to visit. We look forward to welcoming you to be part of our family school.