Welcome from the Headteacher and Chair of Governors
Welcome message from Gareth Kynaston, Headteacher
Wendover Church of England Junior School is a large junior school set in delightful surroundings. We share a campus with John Hampden Infant School and John Colet Academy and work closely with both organisations.
We believe we are a successful school with a purposeful atmosphere and a strong sense of community, not only amongst the children here but shared between everyone with an interest in the school; parents, staff, the Church and our neighbourhood which includes the nearby RAF Halton airbase.
Our aims and values are underpinned by Christian belief and practice; we expect all members of our community to live the values which the children have selected. The school provides an excellent environment for learning where expectations are high for both achievement and behaviour. We want all of our children to develop lifelong learning skills and positive dispositions towards learning: these include resilience, trying your best, working collaboratively and celebrating success.
I consider it a real privilege to be a member of this school family and the continual work to improve the life chances of our young people. If you would like to know more, or would like to visit us, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Message from Jo Garlick, Chair of Governors
I am very pleased, on behalf of the Governing Body, to welcome you to Wendover CE Junior School. Our aim is to be a school where every child matters and has the ability to learn and achieve well, in a stimulating, effective, creative and excellent environment. The Governing Body works as a single team with the Headteacher and the rest of the staff to realise this vision.
While we appreciate the value of academic success, we encourage children to strive for excellence in whatever direction their talents lie. Your child will have many opportunities to develop their skills in a variety of areas, both within the classroom and in the exciting range of extra-curricular activities that we offer. Every year I go to the Year 6 Leavers’ Production, Sports Day and concerts and I am amazed by the development of maturity and skills demonstrated by all our children. As you will be aware, we are a church school and our Christian ethos is supported by strong links with St Mary’s Church.
The governors are involved in the life of the school in many ways. We are represented at all school and PTA events and are also available at consultation evenings should you wish to speak to us or find out more about our work. I look forward to meeting you on one of these occasions.