Prospectus

Dear Parent,

It is our pleasure to welcome you and your child to West Hove Infant School, School Road and Connaught Road. I hope we shall soon grow to know each other and that your child will quickly settle into our school routines.

In our school, we strive to provide an attractive environment which stimulates children’s curiosity and motivates their learning. We will also work hard to create a secure and caring atmosphere in which children are valued and respected. All staff will have high expectations and will aim to ensure that all children achieve their full potential, whatever their aptitude and ability.

We are a safeguarding school and put the welfare of children first (all new staff and volunteers will have had a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level. In addition, any concerns regarding staff, children or adults who have contact with the school will be dealt with in absolute confidence as part of our whistle blowing policy. The ethos of the school promotes active listening and all children will have access to a worry box, in addition to being able to talk to any member of staff within the school.

Within our school we have created a happy and stable environment where we provide children with opportunities to develop self-confidence and a positive self image. We encourage self-discipline and expect high standards of behaviour.

We have planned a structured curriculum which is broad, balanced and appropriate to the needs of individual children and fosters a love of learning. It helps us enormously to know your child well, so please share all that you know about your child’s unique interests and skills with their class teacher—we can then build on what your child already knows and understands from their first day.

We value a strong partnership between home, school and the community and we will encourage parents and members from the wider community to become actively involved in the educational process. We know that the curriculum offered to the children will be enriched with such contributions.

We aim to ensure that there is a smooth transition at each stage of the educational process for your child by liaising with your child’s playgroup or nursery.

We look forward to getting to know you and your child and celebrating your child’s successes with you. If there is anything you would like to discuss please do not hesitate to contact me.

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We have also produced a welcome booklet which may be useful for our bilingual families for each site. Please see below.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Wendy Harkness – Executive Headteacher

Mrs Lorna Cummings –  Head of School, School Road site

Mrs Louise Smith – Head of School, Connaught Site