Caversham Primary School is a state primary school in Caversham, a suburb of Reading, Berkshire in England. The school was established in 1907 and educates around 450 children between the ages of 4 and 11.
The school is well resourced to deliver the National Curriculum. All children have access to a wide range of science and technology equipment, every classroom has an inter-active whiteboard. Adjoining the school is a playing field which can accommodate athletics, rounders or two football pitches. There is a large playground which is used for netball, short tennis and other games.
The Governors, Headteacher, teaching and support staff work together to achieve the aims of the school, which are based on the entitlement of every child to a broad and balanced curriculum. The curriculum offered will promote the highest standards of achievement by all pupils.
The children are mainly taught by their class teacher who takes overall responsibility for promoting the child’s progress and welfare. However, there will be occasions when they will be taught by other teachers who may have specific expertise appropriate to the child’s needs (e.g. music, maths, pottery, special needs).
Aims of the School
- To provide the best most broad and balanced education that a child can receive and to encourage an enjoyment in all aspects of learning within a safe, caring environment.
- To develop a natural curiosity and a lively enquiring mind to want to find out more about the world.
- To provide a high quality education which enables all our pupils to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding to participate fully in society and to maximise their social and economic opportunities.
- To learn the importance of and the habits which promote a healthy lifestyle.
- To be able to communicate clearly, confidently and creatively through a variety of means for differing occasions and purposes for sheer enjoyment.
- To provide an inclusive education in which the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well being of every pupil matters.
- To promote the respect of cultural, religious and moral values and beliefs and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life.
- To foster a sense of self discipline and responsible behaviour, show sensitivity to others and the confidence to make and hold moral judgements.
- To help pupils to appreciate the role of technology in society and to use technological apparatus with growing confidence.
- To develop knowledge of the geographical, historical and social aspects of the local environment and national heritage and to be aware of other times and places.
- To work in partnership with parents and the local community.