Welcome to our exciting, friendly school for pupils ages 2 to 7 years. Watton Westfield Infant & Nursery School is extremely well resourced with large open spaces, an adventure playground, large playing field and wild area. We have a free flow outdoor learning area for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Much of our learning takes place outdoors. The classrooms and corridors are bright and spacious and we have a hall for indoor sports.
Our pupils come to us mainly from the local area of Watton, Carbrooke and Saham Toney. However, we are always pleased to welcome children from areas further afield. We work closely with the home to provide a variety of inspiring learning experiences in a caring environment that nurtures the child whatever their ability or circumstance. We encourage curiosity and creativity. The learning environment that we provide encourages, motivates and inspires our young people.
Our dedicated staff make sure that they nurture our pupils as individuals. All the staff work as a team to ensure individual needs are met and each child achieves their personal best. Additional support is provided to those pupils which need it through intervention programmes, 1:1 support or Teacher Assistant support. Able, gifted and talented pupils are encouraged and suitably challenged through an extended curriculum and additional support provided by other professionals.
We encourage parents to come in to talk to us for whatever reason and operate an open door policy. I will always make myself available to talk to parents and pupils. Our aim is to enable our pupils to achieve good academic standards within a broad and balanced curriculum in order to face the challenges of the modern world. Along with a culture of life-long learning we also encourage our pupils to be polite, thoughtful and have a caring attitude towards others. In the long term the relationship between parents and the staff is important to us. It should be a partnership working together for the benefit of the child. We have a strong Local Governing Body and ‘The Friends of Westfield School’ are extremely proactive in supporting us. We encourage parents to express an interest should they wish to join either of these. We participate in many of the town events and have close links with the churches. We are proud of our school. We hope this gives you a general feel of how the school operates and you will take the opportunity to visit us.
Executive Head Teacher