Callowell School takes
pride in children's achievements and is a friendly, welcoming school
with committed and caring staff.
We recognise that education is in a period of change, and we are
determined to face this challenge with enthusiasm and care for the
There are currently six full-time and
five part-time teaching staff, including the Head teacher.
Support Workers work closely with the teachers, supporting
children with special needs and their learning in literacy
We believe that
education is a partnership and that we can only achieve the best for
your child(ren) by close co-operation between home and school. We
hope you will share with us in making this period of life for your
child(ren) both happy and fulfulfilling, so we see it as vital that
we have good communication between teachers and parents.
The school actively
promotes sport, music, drama, and art so that each child receives a
creative, enriched education, developing their enjoyment of these
The school undertakes all the normal primary school sporting
activities and competes with other schools at football, netball,
swimming, athletics and cricket. Callowell has regular sessions at
the local swimming pool and currently all juniors have the
opportunity to learn to swim.
Education is a
partnership and we actively encourage parents to be as involved as
much as possible in all areas of school life. This is your school
and we want you to feel an important part of it.
help in various areas of the school. In classes
directly supporting the curriculum in the school and assisting with
reading, clubs, environmental projects, Forest School, etc.
If you have a particular skill or interest and would like to
help in classes or in any area of school life, please
contact the school office.
If you have a message
or a question to ask, you are welcome to call in before or after
school. If you need a longer time to talk with either the class
teacher or the Head Teacher, a mutually convenient time will be
We arrange a number of ways for parents and staff to keep in touch:
* A parent consultation evening in the Autumn/Spring terms.
* A letter at the beginning of each term summarises the work to be
covered by your child’s class.
* Regular newsletters.
* This website's news page.
* Open evenings and curriculum based events.
* An annual report at the end of the Summer Term.
* Regular Assemblies where achievement awards are presented.
Every day there is an
act of worship in school. School assemblies are led by the
Headteacher, School Staff, Whiteshill Church, visitors and the children.
We aim to provide a
broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum, meeting the
needs of the National Curriculum and the children.
The National Curriculum consists of the following 'Core' subjects:
English; Maths; Science; I.C.T.; R.E.
and the following 'Foundation' subjects:
Music; Design Technology; History; Geography; Art; Physical
Education; P.S.C.H.E. (SEAL)
We also incorporate the following cross-curricular areas:
Equal Opportunities & Environmental Issues.
A range of extra
curricular activities are available mainly for Key Stage 2 children.
The activities vary slightly from term to term so that children have
an opportunity to develop a broad range of interests.
During the last academic year, clubs that have taken place have
Athletics; Cookery; Craft; Drama; Football; Gardening;
Gymnastics; Kwik Cricket; Netball; Origami; Rounders;
Years 5 & 6 have an
opportunity to go on a residential trip.
All children at
Callowell School are given equal opportunities to participate in all
school activities and have equal access to all areas of the
curriculum. Copies of our multi-cultural and equal opportunities
policies are available in the school office for parents to view.
see a full list of our policies, click here.
|We are proud of the
behaviour of our children, particularly the protective attitude of
our older pupils towards their younger counterparts. Children are
expected to conform to accepted standards of behaviour (learning is
best achieved in a well disciplined atmosphere).
Children are encouraged to be tolerant towards their fellow pupils
and to respect the rights and property of others. We aim to
maintain, in our school, an atmosphere where courtesy, mutual
respect and consideration for others is of paramount importance.