From the Chair of Governors - Mrs Carla Barnard
Welcome to Egloskerry School. As a Local Governing Body (LGB) we are proud of our school’s family
values, where our children are nurtured, feel secure and cared for. The LGB’s role is to ensure that the school’s statutory obligations are met by monitoring the objectives, through robust challenge and review. We are committed to Safeguarding our children and staff, and our most important role is the safety, welfare and education of the children. It’s the Principal's role to run the school, but it is our role to support them, strengthen their leadership and hold them to account for both their performance and that of the staff and pupils.
We work hard together so that our schools can be the best that they can be. As Governors we have high expectations for everyone at our schools, with the hope that all children that come here can strive to be the best that they can be. Although our academic results are good, we take most pride in all our children’s achievements together with their attitudes and behaviour. The school's aim is for the children to grow and develop as responsible and caring people who will contribute positively to society. We want to encourage them to believe in themselves to ‘reach for the stars’, we want to inspire them to be inspirational and we want them to be resilient and resourceful young people. We warmly invite you to visit our school. We hope that you will be impressed by what you see.
From the Principal - Mrs Emma Kerr
I would like to invite you to join us on an adventure! At Egloskerry, pupils are immersed in discovery, new beginnings and endless possibilities. Through a combination of outstanding personal development, a sense of adventure and our creative curriculum, children gain access to a unique world of opportunity and experience. Our children are a delight – polite, enthusiastic and excited about learning and discovery. They grow into well-rounded pupils with a passion for life, a love of learning and a breadth of interests enabling adaptation to the fast changing world around them. All skills are valued – academic, creative, sporting, social. Community, family and success for all lie at the heart of our ethos and vision - without exception. We are an ethical community, guided by our Eco School work, helping to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Giving everyone in our school family the chance to shape a better future for themselves, the community and the world.
Our staff team is fantastic – nurturing and inspirational. We work together to ensure children feel safe. We know our children. They are capable of achieving great things and we help them to believe this too. We do this by embedding high-quality and contextualised learning within meaningful, challenging and exciting topics which are led by the children e.g. Antarctica, Inventions, Space.
Egloskerry is a small school, in a rural location, yet we still offer our children a huge range of experiences within school time and outside the school day. I attribute this to the creativity, dedication and commitment of our excellent staff and Governing Body and the strong relationship that we nurture between staff, children, and their families, as well as our wider local community. Our aim is for all of our children to delight in life experiences and achievement.
Please enjoy our website and have a look at our Facebook page, which give you just a taster of the vibrant ‘Egloskerry Primary School Experience’ in and out of classrooms. They cannot replace a visit to soak up the wonderful atmosphere in our school or the engagement and confidence of our children. So if you are a prospective parent, please contact us to make an appointment to see the school in action.