Headteacher’s Statement

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I am delighted to welcome you to our website, which will provide you with the latest news from Furrowfield School. You will also find essential information about our school, and through the site, we hope that you will begin to understand the experiences and education that we can offer your child.

Congratulations to the six pupils who achieved a grade ‘A’ in Art GCSE this year, and indeed to all of our achievers. This is our best set of results ever and demonstrates our commitment to continual improvement. I also learned that one of our former pupils will begin a University degree course this month after completing a two-year college course. We wish him well; if you believe you can then you’re halfway there.

In a sense we are also halfway there. This is the second year of our federation of schools and we must decide whether or not to continue at the end of this year. The benefits of this link between our school are ever more apparent. The new year seven pupils have experienced a smooth transition between the sites through both regular visits and staff exchange between the sites. Staff are sharing practice, improving opportunities for learning and leadership is becoming stronger.

We are also in the second year of participation in the Artsmark Award. Artsmark gives every child the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, gain knowledge and understanding, and to visit experience and participate in artistic work. It aims to incorporate art and culture into every student’s life and learning. This is reflected within our evolving curriculum that now includes Craft and Three-Dimensional Design in addition to Art and Photography.

It doesn’t stop there. Furrowfield has also joined the thousands of schools that are already involved in putting children’s rights at the heart of their school’s practice and ethos through the Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award. This will raise pupil’s awareness of their civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights. In turn we expect that they will respect their right to learn and be respectful to one another.

Our shared ambition for the future is to build the confidence; resilience and drive that will help children grow into happy, articulate, successful young people. We aim to make a difference every single day.

We view parents as partners within both the educational process and our school community and appreciate your support in all aspects of school life. The school has an open door policy for new and existing parents, so please do not hesitate to contact our school if you require any additional information or have any queries.

Mrs M. Richards
Executive Headteacher