A Warm Welcome to
Chester Park Junior School
This week we have been celebrating Black History week in a number of ways and have had some inspirational visits by a number of people: We have been lucky enough to meet a member of Kofi Annan's family, a teacher, a paramedic, and an Olympian amongst others. As a culmination of these celebrations today, parents, friends and governors generously made and shared delicious food. The children listened attentively to stories of traditional Carnival festivities, and their origins. Then there was a beautiful rendition of a Nigerian song by 3 pupils and their mothers.It was explained that colour is the universal language of Carnival, and what a fantastic riot of colour today has been!
14th May 2015
Dear Year 6 pupils,
You have managed to reach the end of the SAT tests today and it has been a long week. Some of you have had 5 different tests in one day and you have shown enormous resilience. We know and understand that some of you have found the tests quite stressful. Your teachers have tried hard to help you prepare, and have come to breakfast with you on each day of the tests to help you feel supported.
There is however something that you need to know. The tests do not test everything that makes you the person you are and the person we have been trying to help you become here at our school. The tests are a ‘snapshot’ – like a photograph of a particular time and day. We all know that sometimes the results of a photograph are not what we would want them to be.
The tests only look at reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics. They don’t look at the way you have developed as a caring person. They don’t show the gold cards and commendations. They don’t identify the sports activities or choir activities you may have taken part in. They don’t recognise that you may be really good at art or speak two languages at home. They do not show you are brilliant at dancing or making someone laugh, or caring enough to look after someone when they are sad. They won’t show that you can be trusted or that you always try your best even when the work is tough.
The levels you get will help to tell your secondary school something about you, but remember there is a lot more to you than that. You are special. We know it; your families know it and you need to remember it. Each of you has something unique to offer the world and that can’t just be measured in levels.
So, well done for getting the tests done, feel proud of your achievement, but remember, there is a lot more to you as a person than the ‘snapshots’ taken over these four busy days.
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For more information look at the e-safety section on the "more" tab at the top of the page.
Last week, our thoughtful School Council members called a meeting to discuss how we as a school could reach out to help the victims of the disaster in Nepal. The brilliant idea of "Hands across the Himalayas" was conceived, and today, for a donation of £1 children and staff were invited to come into school with their hands decorated in some way. A cake sale took place after school as well to supplement our donation. Well done to Edie and Lily Rose for their photographs!
At Chester Park Junior School the safeguarding of all children is of paramount importance. Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a safe environment in which their children can flourish. Chester Park Junior School therefore has to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to do this a wide range of measures are put in place:-.Where necessary the school will liaise with appropropriate agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of pupils in our care. The full safeguarding policy can be found on the parents tab, policies
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We hope that you enjoy visiting our website and that it not only answers any questions you may have but that it also keeps you up to date with the things your children are doing. At Chester Park Junior School we spend a lot of time creating a happy and caring environment where everyone will feel able to learn.
This is reflected in the School Vision. We believe our staff to be skilled not only in whole school class teaching, but also to be sensitive to the needs and talents of each individual.
We are a hard working team, supported by the Governing Body and the Parents and Carers who share a commitment for each individual to achieve their full potential.We are very proud of our school and the way we maintain the environment we have. We are constantly looking to improve both the environment and the facilities for learning and teaching.
In order for us to achieve the maximum we can to help your child succeed to their full potential, we need your help and support in many ways, most of which are detailed on this site. We look forward to working with you to make your child’s time at Chester Park a happy one and welcome you onto our team!
Latest Calendar Events
- SEN steering group social07Jul2015
15:30 pm - 17:00 pm
- Disco (Pupil's only)10Jul2015
17:00 pm - 18:30 pm
- Year 6 Leaver's Concert14Jul2015
19:00 pm - 20:00 pm
- Year 6 Leaver's Concert15Jul2015
19:00 pm - 20:00 pm
- Year 6 Leavers Concert16Jul2015
17:00 pm - 19:30 pm
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