Executive Headteacher’s Welcome

Paul Slater     trumacarstars     Ceri Hamer

Welcome to Trumacar Nursery and Community Primary School

On behalf of the staff, governors and pupils of Trumacar Nursery and Community Primary School, I would like to welcome you and your child to our growing and forward-thinking school.

Trumacar Nursery and Community Primary School now has over 350 pupils on roll from the age of 3 to 11, including our excellent Nursery. There are currently two Nursery session classes plus eleven primary age classes, seven in the Infants and six in the Juniors. Our current admission number for each year group is 45, however in September 2017 this has risen to 60 for the second year running and more classrooms have been built to accommodate this growth (See Trumacar School Policies for more information). All classes have numbers of 32 or less and are organised according to age unless a specific Additional Educational Need has been identified (More information on our Additional Education Needs page and more information about Equality on our Equality Mark page).

As Executive Headteacher, I manage the school on behalf of the Governing Body which meets at least once a term. Mrs Hamer, as Head of School, manages the day to day running of the school and is in charge of Teaching and Learning, as well as the Curriculum, Progress and Standards. She is also the main contact for parents. The Governors also operate a structure of committees who work with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that effective planning, monitoring and evaluation is in place as well as ensuring that policies and procedures reflect current DfE and Local Authority recommendations.

Primary education is a critical stage in any child’s development and at Trumacar we place the child at the centre of our educational thinking, always catering for the individual needs of our pupils. This is the time which shapes each child for future life – allowing them to enjoy, explore and experience the joy of discovering on a daily basis. We aim to challenge and support our pupils to do their best academically and ensure that they have access to a wide range of other opportunities within the school such as sporting activities and creative arts.

The Nursery also runs extra sessions which can be paid for outside of the core hours provided through the government scheme. More details can be found on the Nursery Page or by calling us on 01524 851043. The Nursery is currently open from 8am until 5pm including over lunchtimes and we can easily accommodate the new 30-free hours and the existing 15 free hours Nursery care that working parents are entitled to.

We also provide quality care before and after school through our own Tigers Club which is available from 7:45-8:45am every morning and includes the provision of breakfast, and then from 3pm until 6pm every evening including a snack. A new Trumacar Tigers Holiday Club starts in July 2017. Further details are available on the Trumacar Tigers webpage or from the school office.

We hold the Values-Based Education AwardSports Gold Award, the Leading Parent Partnership Award, the EYFS Step Into Quality Award, the Eco-Schools Silver Award,  the RE Quality Award, the Lancashire Equality Mark  as well as Learning Excellence Awards for Food Technology and our School Council work and are currently working on achieving the Artsmark Award.

As a school we believe that in order to provide our pupils with the best all round education we can, there must be effective partnerships built with all members of the school community, especially with parents and carers. Working closely with parents/carers prepares the way for all pupils to achieve their full potential and to this end we invite you to sign a Home School Agreement which signals our joint commitment towards the education and welfare of your child.

There are many ways in which you can help and encourage your child as they begin full time schooling. Further information will be available as your child starts to attend our school through regular Newsletters and information evenings.

If you would like to take a more active role in school we would be delighted to welcome you. We have parents who help children with all aspects of the curriculum (e.g. reading, computer skills, art, maths, sport). You would also be very welcome to join our thriving Parents Forum or our superb Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). Please ask at the office for further details.

Our School Prospectus is designed to answer many of the initial questions which parents have when looking at schools but should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s classteacher, the school administrator or myself. We firmly believe in the importance of ongoing two-way communication.

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And finally – Welcome to our school – a school which is proud in its commitment to every child and to every family – working together towards a brighter future for all.

Trumacar: ‘Inspiring Education, Achieving Our Dreams’

Paul Slater                                                  Ceri Hamer
Executive Headteacher                            Head of School