Welcome to our colourful and informative website which gives you a flavour, as a potential parent, of what we have to offer at our fabulous school. If you are an existing parent, I am sure you will enjoy celebrating our pupils' achievements and accessing key information easily – including our highly informative newsletters.
I really do love being Headteacher at Temple Meadow. Children here are really special – full of fun, enjoyment and with a real thirst for knowledge and learning experiences. It is our school aim to raise standards for all children while at the same time, keeping them safe, providing fun and linking real-life experiences to learning. We are a school that celebrates diversity and ensures that everyone is 'Proud to be Me'.
We use an Irresistible Learning approach to the curriculum which makes learning memorable, exciting, fun and intriguing. Within the curriculum, we utilise drama and role play to bring learning alive. We have a whole school approach to collaborative learning which encourages children to talk and share their learning. Throughout the school, you will see stunning displays which showcase learning including fabulous writing outcomes from our topics.
We had an OFSTED inspection in January 2018 and we are thrilled with our 'GOOD' overall achievement. The OFSTED report celebrates a lively and engaging culture of learning; the entire report is very positive. Please do access the full report here and I hope you feel as proud as we all do of our fantastic school. We are now continuing our hard work and efforts in order to build on this. In November 2020 we had an OFSTED Interim inspection as part of national sampling of schools during the pandemic. This interim inspection went really well and inspectors were very complimentary of how we had met all the demands on schools including remote learning and COVID safety. English, Maths and Music were also discussed and again our approach to curriculum design was commended.
At Temple Meadow, we have a very dedicated teaching and support team – highly skilled to meet diverse learner needs. Leadership is strong and with a clear understanding of what we need to do to improve further.
We are a real community school – proud of our chain making heritage (we are the only UK school with an authentic chain shop). We are proud of our cultural diversity – we celebrate a wide range of festivals and occasions and make visits to places of worship from many faiths.
We cater for the needs of all pupils and are a highly inclusive school. We cater for pupils from Nursery through to Year 6 and take 60 pupils in each year group.
We also offer before school, after school and holiday club provision via Kids Club (Graded Good in their last inspection).
I do hope you enjoy your visit to our website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ms Cathy Walsh