Message from the Headteacher

It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the Headteacher of Crown Wood Primary School. I am proud to be part of a vibrant school at the heart of its community which ensures every child has the skills and attitudes they need to flourish and be the ‘best they can be’.

 

I have high expectations in all areas, especially behaviour and attainment. I strongly believe being prepared to learn from mistakes, effort, practice and acting on feedback leads to success and not innate talent or ability. 

I am committed to ensuring your children not only have a solid grounding in Literacy and Numeracy, but also the skills, values and attitudes they need to be successful in their next stage of education and beyond. These include being aspirational, resilience, an ability to work collaboratively, curiosity and having a 'go for it’ attitude.

 

At Crown Wood, we know every child is unique; with their own strengths and interests. We offer many opportunities for children to discover and develop their personal, social, moral and spiritual identities.


We aim to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment which encourages pupils to grow and develop in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We believe that education is a shared partnership between children, parents and teachers; by working together we can achieve a great deal more. We encourage parents and carers to become fully involved in their child’s learning and also in the life of the school.


During each year there will be formal opportunities to discuss your child’s progress, attainment and targets, and to view their work. We are pleased to discuss any issues or concerns about your child’s progress at any time during the year and we appreciate your support if difficulties are identified. Please do not hesitate to arrange an appointment with the class teacher, or a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), if necessary. We always have an open door for parents who wish to discuss their concerns or to celebrate their child’s achievements.

 

I know how vital working in partnership with parents is if children are to find school a positive and rewarding experience. I will always value your feedback and there will be many occasions when your views are sought, as they are very important in shaping the development of the school. 


I look forward to working with you and your family throughout your time at Crown Wood Primary School.

 

Mr Grant Strudley, MA, NPQH, FCCT
Headteacher