Mrs Sarah Roberts Mrs Mary Dodd
Head teacher Thursday Head teacher
On behalf of the governors, staff and children, we are delighted to welcome you to our unique, small community school set in the heart of the beautiful village of Eckington. Our school is an exciting, inspiring and happy place to learn and we aim to provide all children with meaningful and engaging learning experiences that will stay with them for life in the 21st century. Our friendly staff team are committed to enabling all children to thrive socially, emotionally and academically to attain their very best. This is built on the strong relationships fostered by all members of the school community, and high expectations of ourselves and of the children. Our children are highly motivated, well behaved and truly delightful to teach!
Our creative curriculum is rich and varied, so children of all abilities and interests feel challenged and included at all times. Our outdoor learning is well established for our younger children and our older children receive specialist music and sports lessons. We celebrate their achievements and recognise their talents each week in our Friday morning worship. We have many extra-curricular clubs and take full advantage of our wonderful surroundings for example, KS2 children going bell-boating. Our Ofsted Inspection in March 2017 recognised the sheer variety of activities, quality of teaching and care provided help pupils to grow in confidence, feel safe and develop their abilities, skills and interests. We also value opportunities to take learning beyond the classroom, having gained the Intermediate International School Award.
Eckington Church of England First School was founded by the church around 150 years ago and we continue to maintain a strong Christian ethos where reflection and spirituality are valued. We are very much a ‘family’ school: we cultivate and nurture attitudes of support, respect and care in all our activities and relationships. Our families play a huge part in the life of the school and we encourage strong links with parents to share in the children’s learning. In addition, the 'Friends of Eckington School' (FOES) support us in many ways and through their fundraising, they have recently helped us to improve our outdoor space and our ICT equipment.
Children have just one childhood; we believe their time in school should be memorable and magical which will set them on the path for success in their future lives. We are always delighted and proud to spend time showing parents and children around our school and to talk about our aims, vision and curriculum. Please feel welcome to visit our school at work, to ask questions and discover how your child could thrive here.
Mrs Sarah Roberts and Mrs Mary Dodd
Our Lovely Year 5 Leavers
Fishermen's tale by 4Front Theatre Group.