On behalf of the children, staff and Governors, I would like to warmly welcome you to Cherry Oak Primary School’s website.
We are a small special school which prides itself in creating a happy, caring and supportive atmosphere where every pupil is encouraged and inspired to achieve their potential and develop a love of learning.
Our pupils are at the heart of everything we do. We make sure every decision we make is made by firstly considering what is in the best interest of our pupils.
Cherry Oak is a school with so much potential, a school which is completely unique in our approach to communication and learning. I honestly believe that Cherry Oak will become an outstanding provision, a provision which becomes a beacon of practice across the city, county and country. If we want to reach this pinnacle, which is what our pupils deserve, then we all have to go on this journey together by ‘working together for success’.
Our curriculum is underpinned by the development of core and specific skills. This may be the beginning of language development, or listening to sounds in environment, moving into phonetically sounding out words.
We have a focus on reading, utilising the Read, Write, Inc approach within school. We hope to develop pupils’ reading so they can gain information from words, signs and symbols in their environment, as well as developing a love of reading or being read to.
I am proud that Cherry Oak pupils feel valued and our parents feel welcomed. I believe our parents and carers are partners in their child’s education. The most effective learning is achieved when all school staff and parents/carers work together in a genuine partnership. I feel in such a privileged position where I get to see our pupils’ personal achievements through the days and years.
Please take this message as an open invitation to browse through Cherry Oak’s website and find out more about our lovely school. You are more than welcome to visit us, see our school at first hand and meet our friendly children and staff.
We look forward to working with you and your child and welcoming you to our special school.
Mr Ross Ashcroft