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Partnership for Achievement

Welcome to Edward the Elder Primary School

Achieving the potential of our children is our fundamental aim. We will be relentless in our drive to ensure that this is delivered. We will challenge the view that education alone cannot break the cycle of deprivation, low aspiration and underachievement. We want to ensure everyone in our Trust has the personal resolve and support to succeed, an ethos of ‘yes we can’.

  • Effective teaching has the most impact on learning – teaching in our schools will be excellent.

  • We will ensure we develop independent and resilient learners, everyone will be safe in our schools.

  • The curriculum will be engaging, challenging and inclusive for all pupils, ensuring accelerated and sustained progress. 

  • Attendance figures will be above the National Average. 

  • Behaviour in all our schools will be excellent and provide a secure platform for learning. 

  • Teamship is embedded into the ethos of the Trust, where everybody supports each other and builds a work ethic based on good will and respect.  

  • Staff well-being and workload are recognised and supported by Leaders at all levels. 

  • Governance is secure and offers challenge and strategic support to ensure operational security. 

  • Staff development and training at all levels is at the forefront of our thinking; leaders are skilled in identifying the ability and developing the potential of individuals. 

  • The Trust is recognised locally and nationally as a trust of high quality, producing outstanding outcomes within a culture of achievement. 

Autumn Term 2023

INSET Day (school closed to pupils): Monday 4th September 2023

School reopens to pupils in Years 1-6 Tuesday 5th September

Reception pupils in for gradual transition from Tuesday 5th September (see individual letters/ transition timetables)

Nursery reopens Friday 8th September (for children returning to Nursery)

From Monday 11th September—New nursery children transition in

INSET Day—Friday 27th October—school closed to children

Half term: Monday 30th October 2023 to Friday 3rd November 2023

Term Time: Monday 6th November 2023 to Friday 22nd December 2023


Spring Term 2024

Term Time: Monday 8th January 2024 to Friday 9th February 2024

Half term: Monday 12th February 2024 to Friday 16th February 2024

INSET Day Monday 19th February—school closed to children

Term Time: Tuesday 20th February 2024 to Friday 22nd March 2024


Summer Term 2024

Term Time: Monday 8th April 2024 to Friday 24th May 2024

Half term: Monday 27th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024

Term Time: Monday 3rd June 2024 to Monday 22nd July 2024

INSET DAY—Friday 22nd June 2024—school closed to pupils

School finishes for Summer holidays Friday 19th July 2024

INSET Day—Monday 22nd July 2024—school closed to pupils

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