Foreword from the Head
I am delighted to welcome you to Wakefield Methodist J, I & N School’s website. Hopefully this website gives you lots of information about the school, as well as a flavour of the wonderful whole school initiatives like project based learning, immersive environments and peer critique on our journey towards an 'Ethic of Excellence' in all that we do.
As a staff team we have high expectations of children in all areas of school life and this has been rewarded with excellent attainment against national expectations in Foundation Stage, KS1 phonics and end of KS1 SATs. A big well done needs to go to all the children in school, parents and staff who are all vital in making these achievements possible.
Wakefield Methodist J, I & N School is on a journey to be outstanding. We were graded ‘Good' by OFSTED in 2018.
The inspector visited all classes and was impressed by the teaching and learning that was taking place,
"During visits to lessons. I saw pupils thriving in stimulating classrooms where learning was a shared and exciting adventure."
He also recongnised that we have:
"created a culture of high expectations that is shared by all at the school."
The inspector was also particularly impressed by the caring and positive attitude of the children.
"Your pupils are happy at school. Pupils were particulary keen to share with me the importance they attach to mutual respect and to understanding what it is like to be somebody else."
In March 2015 Wakefield Methodist J, I & N School was judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). The Lead Inspector commented:
‘The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners.’
As a school we are extremely proud of these judgements but we are determined to continue to move the school forward and improve our educational provision. The staff at the Methodist care passionately for our children and continually strive to achieve the very best for them, whether it be educationally, morally, spiritually or physically. The fulfilment of this aim will be seen in the children, who will develop both a love for learning and for each other.
As educators we want all our children to feel happy and secure in school and every effort is made by all the staff to create a positive atmosphere where each child is shown respect and care, allowing them to develop their own unique personalities. We strive to create a learning environment where every child is able to reach their full potential and achieve the highest of standards. An environment where mistakes are seen as positive steps towards every child reaching their learning goals and excellence and effort are celebrated together.
I have been a teacher here for 18 years and feel incredibly lucky to work with such a close, committed and hardworking staff team at a school with such fantastic children and excellent parental support. As headteacher I am excited for what the future holds for Wakefield Methodist J, I & N School. I look forward to working with the whole school community to continue to move the school forward in our pursuit of excellence. I am positive that with the combined efforts of our fantastic staff, children, parents and governors, we can all contribute to build on all the excellent work that has already been done and build a school we can all be proud of.