Meadowdale Primary School is a friendly place which celebrates a caring ethos, where everyone is treated with respect and people’s positive contributions are valued.
At Meadowdale we strive to provide excellent, innovative and exciting learning experiences which enable our children to become well-rounded members of society: healthy, strong, resilient individuals with a “can do” attitude. Learning is reinforced through trips and visits, theme days and weeks and special assemblies to foster a love of learning that continues beyond school.
We have a strong record in sport, including swimming, football, basketball, netball and athletics. Many of these are offered as after school clubs open to all children as well as in PE lessons. There are also opportunities to take part in inter-school tournaments and school sports days.
We encourage children to learn musical instruments and a range of specialist teachers who offer lessons during the school day. We organise an annual concert to give the children an opportunity to perform in public and also take part in other events such as Young Voices concerts and carol singing in the local area. The children all take part in class assemblies and school productions throughout their time at the school.
We aim to encourage, support and include all learners so that they can achieve their full potential regardless of their ability, age, gender, background or race. Our specialist SENDCo supports teaching staff to identify special needs as early as possible and then, in conjunction with families and other professionals, plan ways to meet and where possible overcome them. This might include small group tuition and help, support during a family crisis, additional work or specific equipment being made available.
All adults act as positive role models and have high expectations of behaviour. Our behaviour policy is based on the principles of positive reinforcement which ensures that the pupils who consistently do the right thing get the recognition they deserve.