"Coming together is a beginning
Keeping together is progress
Working together is success." Henry Ford
We hope you will enjoy our Website and finding all about our school. We look forward to working with you so that together we can provide the best education for your child. We thank you for your interest in our friendly, caring school and extend a warm welcome to children, parents, carers and families of children who wish to find out more about us. This website is intended to give information about the life, organisation, aims of our school and achievements of our pupils. Please follow our Facebook Page. Our aim is to provide a caring, learning community for all our children. Our Prospectus booklet, which can be downloaded in its entirety, should answer any of your questions but please ask if there is anything, which is not clear or has been left out. Our online prospectus gives you a flavour of what this school is about. A hard copy can be obtained from the office.
We are a UNICEF Respecting Rights of the Child School.
At Victoria Road Primary School, we promote children’s learning, development and achievement, hoping to instil a lifelong love and desire for learning. In our Vision, every child is valued and respected. We want all learners to benefit from high standards of teaching which support this achievement, stimulate creativity and promote wellbeing. Our Curriculum has been developed to enable children to experience a rich, broad, balanced, diverse and stimulating curriculum which enables them to succeed and thrive in a just and sustainable world. Children have a right to enjoy, achieve and take an active part in their own learning. We want our children to be wellrounded, confident, happy and resilient learners. Teachers and support staff have a right to teach and feel job satisfaction. We aim to work with parents and carers to meet a child’s distinct needs.
The Governing Body works effectively as a strategic “critical friend”, both supporting and challenging school policy, practice and improvements. Victoria Road works with Barnardo's Children’s Centre, our Nursery and other Agencies such as Health, The Police, Social Care, The Voluntary Sector and Higher Education to share our knowledge and language about teaching, learning and child development. We are part of Horizon Multi Academy Trust.
We have important links with Child Adolescent Mental Health, the Primary Care Trust, National Health Service, Public Health, Library service and Safeguarding Agencies. Our extended services are provided on site from 0800 to 6pm and we offer a varied menu of activities including study and home learning support, sport, IT, arts and crafts and parenting support. Our extended services enable children to continue to have fun and develop new skills, but at the same time, encourage parental involvement in their children's learning to address their children's wider needs, and the better community use of facilities.We can sign post parents and carers to information, targeted and personalised services and family learning activities through our partner providers in The Children Centre. They, like us, offer a swift and easy referral to a wide range of specialist support services, including adult learning communities.
We aim to have a consistency of practice still underpinned by the Every Child Matters principles and a broad, but balanced curriculum provision, as we strive to provide the full core of service provision and raise standards and self esteem of pupils. We look forward to constructive comments either on the Guest Book or in the Compliments Box in school in the main foyer. We welcome you to our school environment and hope you enjoy the place as much as we do.
Kevin Duggan Headteacher 2019