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YR Starters - Sept 2023

by Aspire / Crowan

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Welcome to Crowan Primary School
Reception Class 2023-24
Welcome to the Aspire Academy Trust.
Aspire is a vibrant, highly successful and widely recognised Trust determined to raise standards of educational achievement to the very highest levels. We don’t just aim for our children to achieve what is average or expected, but for them to excel both academically and in character.
We live in a global economy that requires our children to be prepared to think both critically and creatively, solve complex problems, and to communicate well. Mastery of the basics: reading, writing, maths and technology is our core purpose, and this sits firmly alongside ensuring our children have well-developed social and emotional skills. Aspire academies have a strong emphasis on the sport, arts and social, moral spiritual and cultural education.
All our 36 schools and academies are an integral part of their local communities and have a real sense of identity. We value the contribution each of our communities makes and the distinctive opportunities and diversity it offers to the Trust. By working in true partnership, we offer exceptional learning experiences to all our children, so they benefit from the strength that being part of the extended Aspire family brings. If you want to learn more about us, then please visit our website at

I look forward to hopefully welcoming you to the Aspire family!
Vanessa Bragg
Aspire CEO
Head of School Welcome
Hello, I am Miss Tamsin Harris and I have the pleasure of
being Head of School at Crowan Primary School.
On behalf of the dedicated staff and amazing children here, I would like to welcome you to our friendly and
welcoming school.  
We are a small school of roughly 100 children, where
everyone looks after each other and supports each other.

Our aim is to provide an environment where children feel
valued and they are supported to achieve their very best. Our curriculum is
planned to provide the children with stimulating learning, so they become
lifelong learners.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like a
tour of the school; we would be delighted to show you around. If you would like
to get in touch, please contact us at or phone to arrange a visit 01209 831455
EYFS Lead/Teacher Welcome
Hello and welcome.
My name is
Mrs SophieGreenaway, and I am the Early Years Lead and Senior Teacher here at Crowan School. I am also the teacher in our wonderful Reception class (Mon-Thurs), named Releath.

At Crowan School, we make sure that every child has a flying start to their learning journey and we offer home visits or Nursery visits to all those joining us. We spend time speaking with Nurseries and parents, giving us and you the opportunity to ask questions and share important information about your child.
Tailored transition sessions will be planned for the summer term to give your child the opportunity to get to know both us and the classroom environment before starting school with us here in September.

I can't wait to meet you and support you on your learning journey!
Vision & Values
Our Vision
Our vision for all children at Crowan is to dream 'big'. With this ambition, coupled with hard work and effort, we believe that everyone can achieve their goal and be successful.
We have a commitment to safeguard our children.  

We all have a responsibility to act if we are worried about a child.
All children have a right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstance. 

"Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility." 
Every academy within the Aspire Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
Trauma Informed Schools UK is a registered community interest company working in association with the Centre for Child Mental Health. It provides training to ensure that every adult in a school or community has the skills and understanding to respond appropriately to the relational and emotional needs children may display.
TiS supports schools to create a mentally healthy environment
and culture in which all within the school community, adults and children
alike, can flourish and achieve. It advocates a whole school response and evidence-based relational approaches to provide an enriched environment to buffer the impact of stress that may result from adversity and painful life events.

In addition, specially trained Trauma and Mental Health Informed Practitioners offer targeted intervention to children who may be experiencing challenges within their life that without support may act as a barrier to their ability to fully engage with life and learning.
Our Reception Staff
In Releath Class Mrs Greenaway will be your main class
teacher (Mon-Thurs). She is a very experienced teacher, who has a passion for teaching in
the early years. Mrs Greenaway enjoys singing and loves helping you on your way
to become expert readers.
Mr Bromley teaches in Releath Class on a Friday. Mr B loves being outside and building and creating new things.
He will be focusing on Physical Development, designing and making, and Forest School activities.
Our teaching assistant, Mrs Cleave, has worked in
Releath class for a number of years and also has an excellent knowledge of the
EYFS framework. She is a very talented artist and enjoys getting creative with
the children.