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A welcome from the Headteacher

 

As the new headteacher of PSJ Primary, I am proud to lead a school which fosters and encourages all pupils to be curious and resilient lifelong learners. Our newly renovated Nursery gives our children the very best start to their PSJ journey. 

 

At PSJ we care. We aim for the school to be the beating heart of the community and a place where children are empowered to be the change they wish to see in the world. We build the school curriculum around our core values: Curiosity  Aspiration Resilience  and Equlity (CARE) - here in our inclusive school we celebrate difference and diversity, and draw inspiration from role models around the world. 
 

The progress and wellbeing of each individual child is of paramount importance.  With a strong moral code, we aspire for all our children to leave us as confident, responsible and informed citizens of the world. 

 

This is an exciting time to join the school for the next chapter in its journey - please come and visit us to see our wonderful school in action. 
 
Miss Elizabeth Ennew
Headteacher

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

 

On behalf of the local governing body I welcome you to the school’s website and am delighted that you have stopped by. We hope that you find it informative and interesting. 

 

We know that visiting a website may not always give you the answer that you are seeking; therefore we encourage contact by phone, email or pop in (however, not if we are in lockdown).  Our staff team are approachable and will make every effort to help with queries or questions. 

 

Our role as governors is to ensure that the school’s high standards are maintained. Our vision is for all pupils to experience educational excellence in a safe, vibrant and stimulating environment. We do this by supporting and challenging the Headteacher and the senior leadership team, allowing us to monitor and scrutinise pupil progress, quality of teaching, school improvement and to help the school move forward. 

 

I feel very privileged to have been elected chair of governors and work with a wonderful team of governors who come from a range of backgrounds and have different skills.  We are extremely thankful to have a talented and dedicated staff team led by an experienced and inspirational Headteacher. 

 

I want to finish by saying that your opinions and views matter to us and welcome feedback from parents, carers, the community, as well as visitors to the website seeking a new school or nursery place. 

 

Sharon Lymposs 

Chair of Governors

About our school

 

Peasedown St John Primary School was built in 1913.  It is a large, lively, vibrant school for approximately 600 children aged 2 - 11 years. Our aim is "achieving excellence for ourselves and others" and this vision permeates all that we do.

 

Children who come to our school receive good teaching and make good progress, but there is much more to it.  We provide a wide range of opportunities for children to develop their musical, sporting and language abilities, as well as many other irresistible learning experiences - all designed to enable children to enjoy their primary school years in an atmosphere where every child can flourish.

 

During their time with us children are nurtured as individuals.  We work hard to develop in them lifelong learning skills and behaviours, as well as self-respect and respect for others. The best way to judge our success in achieving this is by visiting the school and meeting the children.

 

We are proud to be a part of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership trust, which we joined in April 2019.  This not only supports the day-to-day running of our school; it also provides exciting opportunities to develop new ways of meeting the needs of all our children across primary, secondary and special schools in our area.

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