Headteacher's Welcome

Thank you for showing an interest in our school. Our aim is to provide all children with the best possible outcomes in preparation for life‐long learning. Although it seems a long time away, our ultimate aim is to send our children to high school confident in their own abilities and capable of recognising the strengths of others. We believe it is important that children acquire the skills, knowledge and confidence that can be applied to all future learning experiences and challenges. At Torkington our curriculum promotes academic, social, physical and moral development. We raise aspirations and expectations for all pupils through our Growth Mind set philosophy and continually strive to ensure ‘No Child Left Behind!’ Our children’s social and emotional well -being is a key consideration to our approach and we have a child therapist on site to provide additional support when required.

It is important to us that every child enjoys school and feels a sense of belonging. We are proud of our inclusive ethos, in which all contributions are valued and all pupils are supported and given the opportunity to achieve their best. Our Learning, Eco and Protected Rights councils ensure that pupil voice is central to key school improvement initiatives. We celebrate differences and work hard with our children to understand and value the protected characteristics enshrined in our curriculum. We are proud of our special needs provision and will make any necessary adjustments to our environment or teaching to enable our children to progress and achieve, whatever the barriers to their learning.

Our team is highly dedicated and we strive to ensure that every child is nurtured and inspired to achieve their full potential. This is achieved through a creative and forward thinking curriculum where we aim to master the basics we need for life in the core subjects of reading, writing and maths as well as develop our knowledge and curiosity of the world through the foundation subjects. Every effort is made to make learning fun with a rich variety of activities, both within the curriculum and as part of our extended school day. We offer extra-curricular clubs run by our staff from Reception class all the way to Year 6 and are supported by a number of providers for additional clubs and activities.

We believe that the partnership between home and school is very important and constantly strive to develop this link. There are many opportunities for parents to become involved in the work of our school and we welcome you to play an active role in your child’s education. Parents’ time and expertise can be used in many ways and is greatly valued. We welcome you to attend interactive parent workshops, wellbeing and SEND drop in sessions; we actively encourage our parents to take part in daily school life through our reading volunteer programme, class assemblies, school performances, trips, visits and celebrations.

If you wish to come and look round our school please contact the school office and I will be happy to give you a tour and answer any questions you may have.

Andy Buckler