WELCOME TO LONGVERNAL SCHOOL
I am the Headteacher of the school; I
have been in the teaching profession for 16 years having
experience of teaching across KS1 and KS2. I was appointed
Substantive Headteacher in December 2014, having been Acting
Headteacher since May 2014. Prior to joining Longvernal, I
was an Assistant Headteacher at Weston All Saints Primary
School in Bath.
I am very proud to be the Headteacher
of such a great school, where staff and parents work
together in partnership to ensure that we provide our
children with the best possible education, opportunities and
start to life.
Kerrie Courtier with Longvernal pupils.
We are a leading Forest School and are
committed to outdoor learning. In addition to every child
benefiting from a weekly dedicated Forest session which is
exploited for cross-curricular opportunities, Forest School
is also a means of providing small-group nurture support. I
greatly believe that Forest School activities are a great
benefit to pupils both academically and socially, helping
them to grow into confident, well - rounded individuals who
aspire to achieving their very best in life. I believe every
child has a gift or talent, whether it is academic,
sporting, artistic or vocational. In our role as educators
we aim to equip pupils with the skills and confidence to
achieve their best in life.
We have established ourselves as a hub
for promoting learning outside. As a school we are
supporting other local schools to become outdoor learners
and are facilitating the training for other educational
providers to become specialists in this field. Over the next
year we are promoting learning everywhere, with a focus on
the outdoors, learning around heritage and culture and in
the local community.
I am proud of the tremendous
achievements reflected in the school’s last Ofsted
inspection (October 2015). Teachers and support staff work
tirelessly to offer a rich curriculum with a wealth of
opportunities in which pupils can engage and the school is
rapidly growing (35% increase since 2014-15 academic year).
I hope you find our website useful and
are able to get a snapshot of life at our school. Please
also book a visit through the school office; we would love
to share and celebrate our pupils’ achievements and the
wonderful opportunities which are on offer at our school.