West Jesmond is a truly unique school with a long history of successfully providing the highest quality education in Jesmond since 1901. In that time there have been many changes to education and indeed our wonderful school building but throughout the past 111 years we have always prided ourselves in making our children feel special and nurtured their talents in all areas of the curriculum.
I look forward to hearing your views through future consultation events of how we can continually try to improve the education we provide for your children. Please do contact the school office if you would like an appointment to see me at any time and I will endeavour to see you as soon as possible.
I am passionate that we create a truly outstanding school built on secure foundations of excellent teaching, a daring, memorable, creative curriculum and consistently high academic attainment and progress for all learners.
It is my vision that the children of West Jesmond leave us in Year 6 as happy, successful, articulate, aspirational and empathetic young people, eager for the next stage of learning in their lives and respectful towards the exciting differences of cultures in modern British society.
It is also crucial that in our school we foster a whole family atmosphere where children feel confident to express their individuality, their talents and know that success in any aspect of their lives will be rewarded and celebrated. We currently have children from 27 countries around the world and have children fluent in up to 21 languages – something very few primary schools can boast about. This adds to our unique nature where children work, play and learn together harmoniously.
Together we will make West Jesmond Primary an exciting place for your children in which to learn, grow and flourish in the centre of our vibrant Jesmond community and also as a beacon of excellence across our great city.
Y5 had a special visitor. As part of their topic, 'How United are the United States?', they have been looking into the history of the black civil rights movement and were joined by Rosa Parks in a virtual visit about her life. The children were also able to ask her questions.
NEW! Pop up vaccination service at Times Square, behind Centre for Life starts tomorrow (Tues 22). Three sessions at 8.30am, 12 noon, 5pm. Queue and wait for first doses 18-30 years. Get your jab. Do your bit. https://t.co/P9rV7GhYfo
Fab interview with our CEO Debi Bailey on BBC Radio Newcastle Breakfast Show about the impact of our Family Fitness Challenge and how we can build on this for the future across the East End of Newcastle ❤️👏🏅@alfiejoey @apicella_tony @WeAreRise_NE #FamilyFitness https://t.co/OFA0141bkN
Congratulations @ToonLibraries on receiving Library of Sanctuary status in recognition of all the incredible work that takes place in our city to support people seeking asylum 👏👏👏 Read the full story 👉 https://t.co/1WR6aXBwoA https://t.co/S9fx3jHsv2
To round off our day of sharing the amazing Science in school, we have Year 6 who have been investigating the question - 'can you see around corners?' The children have thought about parts of the eye, shadows and have even made their own periscopes! @GreatSciShare #GreatSciShare
Year 5 have been thinking about the question - 'what makes the world go round?' To help them to get to grips with this question, the children carried out a shadow investigation to show Earth's orbit around the sun. @GreatSciShare #GreatSciShare
Year 4 wanted to share a throwback from one of their favourite Science topics. They investigated the question, 'why are our teeth important?' by looking at teeth, diet and digestion. It was great fun - even if it was a little bit messy at times! @GreatSciShare #GreatSciShare
Year 3 have been building on Year 2's work on habitats by investigating how animals are adapted to survive in different places. We are so lucky to be able to use our local area to support our learning to compare and contrast different habitats. @GreatSciShare #GreatSciShare
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