• Eskdale Academy

Welcome Letter From The Head

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of Eskdale Acacdemy,

I would like to extend a warm welcome back in September 2015 to all the children, their parents and carers, families, friends and members of the local community who are central to the life of Eskdale Academy. Our whole school community values the contribution every child brings to our school which makes our school a happy and harmonious place to learn and work. Our mission statement is: ‘Believe & Achieve!’ and this sentiment underpins all we do at Eskdale Academy.

Learning is our core purpose and we champion challenge and learning within a safe school environment where people are helpful, considerate and respectful of each other. This academic year our key focus is on making the learning engaging with a level of challenge which encourages our pupils to develop resilience, independence and persistence. This will facilitate life- long learning.

Relationships and attitudes are very positive and an ethos exists in which learning together becomes an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for all. I feel privileged to be the head teacher of a school which is truly unique and which has such a strong involvement with its community.

Our school has a positive reputation for embracing and celebrating every kind of achievement. This is reflected in our commitment to inclusion and unity. At all times we strive for the highest standards in all areas of the curriculum for all children.

At Eskdale Academy we welcome parents as partners so that, together, we can promote high standards of learning, behaviour and attitudes to enable every child to be the best that they can be. We also welcome your involvement in all aspects of school life and would welcome you into our Parent Group. Thank-you for choosing our school and I hope that our website provides you with a flavour of what our school has to offer you and your child. If you have not already done so I encourage you to come and visit us to find out more by having a tour of our interesting buildings and talking to our staff and children. Appointments can be made through the school office.

I look forward to a continued happy and successful relationship with you over the coming years.

Best Wishes

Ms Killeen