Welcome to Matching Green CE Primary School, we are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.
My name is Miss Wareham and as the Headteacher I would like to take this opportunity to share with you my vision for the school:
I strongly believe that children learn in a variety of ways and that a daily curriculum should include opportunities for children to learn with their head (academic) their hearts (wellbeing) and their hands (making/doing). I want children to foster curiosity and a love of learning through inspiring topics, beginning each topic with a "launch", to hook their interest, working towards a "landing" where they can stop to look at the achievements they have made and be proud of their progress and outcomes. The topics the children will be taught will be led by them and will focus around a particular book(s) or an author. Throughout these topics children will be creative and will have experiences that will be memorable and engaging, they will be encouraged to think analytically and ask questions to further their learning. A topic based curriculum means that children will explore and understand at a deeper level.
Children will only make good progress with their learning if their wellbeing is also looked after. At Matching Green CE Primary School we are lucky to have small class sizes which enables all members of staff to know the children and therefore know when they may need some extra support. We pride ourselves on being a caring environment both for our children and for their families. Teaching children the Christian Values and how these can reflect on their daiy lives is an important ethos of our school.
Parent partnerships are essential and at Matching Green we want to engage with parents in a variety of ways; providing workshops for you to learn how your children learn and how you can support at home, events held by the PTA, inviting you into school to take part in activites with your children such as DEAR (Drop Everything and Read).
Primary schools years are when a lifelong love of learning begins, where children are starting out on a journey away from the family home and are finding out about new social situations and scenarios. School days should be enjoyable and unforgettable; full of proud moments for all the small and big achievements that are made in a safe, engaging friendly environment. I am very proud to be the Headteacher at Matching Green and I am really looking forward to being with your children on their journey through our school, watching them grow, learn and achieve.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.
Miss A Wareham