Ward Jackson Primary School

"All smiles returned"

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Welcome from our Chair of Governors

I consider being the Chair of Governors at Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School to be a great privilege. It is a great school to be part of.

Anyone who walks into the building receives a warm welcome from the children and staff alike. The school has a deserved reputation as having such a family feel; each child is valued and appreciated for who they are.

In September 2012, the school changed its status to a Church of England Voluntary Aided School. The Bishop of Jarrow addressed the school at a grand re-opening ceremony and blessed a special plaque made for the occasion. The children took great delight in releasing balloons and two doves to mark the great event. Each pupil received a school jumper, complete with the new logo as a gift from Stranton Church. It was a wonderful sight to see the children proudly wearing their new blue livery.

The school already had a well established, caring ethos, so the new status simply enhanced its Christian character and strengthened links with Stranton Church.

Children at Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School thrive, academically, emotionally and spiritually, as each child's individuality is recognised and they are encouraged to be themselves. The Headteacher and staff work hard to give all children the best possible education so that each child is able to achieve their very best in as many areas as possible.

I am excited at the prospect of what we will all be able to achieve this year, as the children, staff, parents and governors work together to make Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School the best in every way. I look forward to meeting you in and around the school before long.

Rev Dr Norman Shave