At Herne Bay Junior School, we have discovered the perfect recipe for a successful art week!
1 x renowned poet, Dr John Cooper Clarke
1x poem Nation’s Ode to the Coast (Dr John Cooper Clarke)
1 x short film made by The National Trust, an organisation who commissioned the poet and poem and have a clear aim: With more than 775 miles of coastline in our care, we know how much British beaches matter. We want to safeguard these special places for future generations.
1 x whole school of staff and children, infused with enthusiasm, media and creative ideas
During Art Week (27th June to 1st July) we explored the poem Nation’s Ode to the Coast, with inspired projects and trips springing from the lyrics and images. Children discovered a range of art, artists, skills and techniques.
Our end of KS2 results have been published this week. You may have read in the Press about the low National Averages this year. There is no doubt that this year's tests were more demanding than ever and were the first tests set based on a new curriculum.
Please take time to look at the table below which clearly outlines our results as compared to the National Averages.
We are extremely pleased and proud of these truly excellent results. Results such as these do not happen without a lot of hard work from both the children and staff. We feel these accurately reflect the high standards we set here at Herne Bay Junior School.
Please click on the link below to see the excellent results.
We had a very exciting day on Thursday with a visit from the famous ‘punk poet’ Dr John Cooper Clarke who kindly popped in for an hour to read his poem ‘Nation’s Ode to the Coast’ that served as the inspiration for our Art week. We are honoured by his visit as he doesn’t go into schools as a rule. The children had an opportunity to ask him some searching questions and share some of their own poetry which he clearly enjoyed.
Please take the time to read the report from the Ofsted visit to the school on the 8th and 9th June 2016.
We are exceptionally pleased with this report. It validates all the hard work that has taken place over the last twenty months and we feel it captures the essence and ethos of our school. Not only does it state that there are ‘many exciting opportunities to stimulate and enhance pupils’ learning’ it also talks about the children’s ‘excellent attitudes to learning’ and how pupils at our school develop as ‘exceptionally rounded individuals’. We are proud of the children for their positive attitudes and approach to their learning and this was recognised with the judgement of Outstanding for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.
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