Our school community is made up of a lot of people who work very hard to ensure that all learners in our school develop a love of learning in a school that inspires challenges and empowers its learners.
Some of these people who make our school great are:
We are very fortunate to have the ‘loveliest of children in our school’. Our children are good at following our school rules; they care about one another, their school and their environment. Bullying is very rare and our pupils are quick to ‘tell’ – they do not tolerate bullying in their school. Our pupils have a ‘love of learning’ and are enthusiastic learners who achieve well.
Senior Leadership Team
All our staff and pupils have a leadership role in our school. However, a small group of people bring their ideas together and support them in their development and implementation. This is the Senior Leadership Team made up of the Head teacher, Deputy Head teacher, Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 Leader and our Special Educational Needs Leader. Our Senior Leadership Team are very hard working and are committed to ensuring, through team working, that Deri View Primary continues to meet the challenge of inspiring, challenging and empowering our learners as we believe they deserve nothing less.
We have a good mix of teachers in our school from more experienced teacher to teachers in their first few years of teaching. Our teaching staff are highly motivated and committed to providing great learning experiences for our children in and outside of the class room; which are inspiring and challenging. They work well together and with staff from other schools to explore and develop the best teaching practices so that ‘great teaching’ continue to be a part of our school.
Our Teaching Assistants
We now have more teaching assistants than teachers in our school, which means more of our children are able to work in small groups to ensure personalised learning. Our teaching assistants are all qualified and well trained to deliver a wide range of intervention programmes and strategies to ensure all children achieve their potential and develop high self-esteem. This well trained group of professionals are the key to ensuring achievement for all our pupils.
Family Support Officer
We are really lucky to have a member of staff whose job it is to make sure our children come to school everyday; that parents are looked after and that they are given all the information and help they need. This means all our parents able to help their children achieve their best in school.
This is a diminishing group of staff who are now supported in their work by our teaching assistants. Lunchtime supervision is an opportunity for out teaching assistants and midday supervisors to engage in play alongside our pupils and to develop their skills of cooperation and keep them active and healthy.
School Support Officers
These are often the staff who you will meet first at our school. They have a difficult job in keeping the ‘school machine’ well oiled and supporting everyone else to do their jobs as efficiently as possible. Our school support officers play a big part in ensuring the wellbeing of everyone is high and in supporting the pupil learning. As well as this they also ensure all the administrative work of the school is completed to the highest standard.
We have the best caretakers in Abergavenny. Our caretakers not only ensures that the school site is well maintained and safe but he also help the children to grow fruit and vegetables and to learn about growing plants and the countryside around our school.
We are very fortunate at our school that we have a committed and pro-active governing body made up of Councillors, parents, people in education, public service employees and people working in the private sector; who care about everyone in our school and want the very best for all our learners, staff, pupils and their families. They challenge and support the Head teacher and Senior Leadership Team to achieve the best outcomes possible for our school. They believe as we do that ‘all our learners have the potential to achieve well and they do’.