“….a tiny school with big ideas.”
Welcome to our website. I hope that it provides you with a picture of our school as an exciting, outward looking, rural school where academic attainment is very high and personal and moral development is carefully nurtured.
Throughout their time at Great Tew, children are taught in classes of mixed age and ability, where they are encouraged to work together as well as independently. Teaching is carefully tailored to suit differing abilities within each class, with extra support for those who need it alongside extension work for the more able. Lessons are structured to engage and challenge children so that learning progresses very quickly. Many opportunities are taken to extend learning beyond the four walls of the classroom, to our wonderful grounds with the fields and woods beyond, our vegetable garden and wild garden, local museums, farms and galleries, and later with a residential trip to Wales. Much use is made of experts who are invited into our school to share their passion and knowledge for their subject.
Building upon the very good foundations laid in the homes of our children, we work in partnership with parents so that pupils leave our school as happy, confident, healthy and responsible young people with a highly developed sense of duty. The nurturing and supportive atmosphere of the school is also evident in the playground, where older and younger children are encouraged to play together and look after one another.
If, after visiting our website, you wish to find out more about our school, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with me to arrange a tour of our classrooms. I am sure that you will see for yourself why we are so proud of our children and our school.
Lucy Miles – Headteacher