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Headteacher's Letter

Dear Parents

Thank you for taking a look at our newly designed school website.  We have included some of the questions we have been asked in the past and we hope we have answered any you may have.

 At Sythwood School we want our children to grow up and learn in a happy, orderly and safe environment where there are high expectations of both staff and children. 

We believe that education is most effective when home and school work closely together and so we arrange many occasions when parents can meet the school staff.   We have Family Learning sessions most terms and we also invite parents to regular events such as class assemblies and termly parent teacher meetings.  Every Friday we send home our weekly newsletter by email and the Sythwood School Website is updated regularly.

We work hard to make Sythwood an exciting and attractive school because children enjoy learning in a stimulating environment.  Many visitors comment on our welcoming and colourful school.  Each school year we have themed weeks.  During these weeks the children take part in lots of exciting activities and all their work is planned around this central theme. During 2015/16 we have planned a 'History Week' week, 'Science Week’ and ‘Woking Week’. Funky Friday happens once a half-term, during which staff and children from Year 1 to Year 6 are involved in activities to promote creativity and thinking skills.  These have been an outstanding success and particularly impressed the Ofsted Inspectors who visited us in June 2013.

We also offer extended childcare for our children which includes a breakfast club and an after school club for everyone. We have a specialist resource base for children with Visual Impairment with qualified staff and  in 2008 we had an extension built on the school to accommodate a Children's Centre. This is a superb facility for pre-school children and their families.

We use the International Primary Curriculum to plan exciting and interesting topics. During the school year all children from Nursery to Year 6 take part in extra activities connected to their class topics which are funded by the school.  These include out-of-school visits, walks around the local area and many visitors to our school, including artists, theatre groups, musicians and even a farm!  Years 4 to 6 all have the opportunity to partake in residential visits. Our all weather floodlit games area is a great asset used by both our children and the local community.

We promote excellent behaviour by emphasising the positive.Every week we hold special assemblies where a child from each class is chosen as Star of the Week. Also at the end of each term we hold a celebration assembly where the children's achievements are recognised by the whole school. 

I think we have a school of which we can be proud, but don't take my word for it! I hope you will want to visit our school once you have taken a look at our website. Please call to arrange a visit and I shall be pleased to show you around.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Sue Tresilian

Head Teacher