It is a huge honour for me to take up the position of Headteacher at Shinewater Primary & Nursery School, and to welcome you to our website. Our site is designed to provide information to our parents, prospective parents and to all interested in learning more about our school. It is also intended that children attending our school have an input into the site and are able to access our ‘learning platform’.

At Shinewater Primary & Nursery School we welcome children, their parents, carers and families into a friendly, happy and hardworking environment where respect for others, positive attitudes towards work and behaviour are encouraged and nurtured. Shinewater is a school where all children are valued and where all staff work hard to help every child reach his or her full potential. Children work in a very caring, stimulating environment and respond well to the schools positive discipline policy ‘Where Children Come First’.

All members of staff here at Shinewater Primary & Nursery School, both teaching and non- teaching, are committed to providing a broad, balanced and relevant education for all the children within a supportive and caring environment. They seek to build the self-esteem of all children through a policy of equal opportunity. We ensure that relationships throughout the school are based on mutual trust and respect as the school strongly believes that it is through secure relationships that the children respond with positive attitudes and understanding of their work and to others.

The governing body is very supportive of the school and works in close partnership with the school ethos, that all children have a right to succeed and that all children have a right to an excellent education.

Parents are encouraged to take part in their children’s education and are welcome into school whenever possible.

I hope you enjoy your browse around our site.

Kind regards,

Theresa Buttery

Headteacher