It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our school website. I hope that it gives you an insight into the life and work of our busy school. It is packed full of information that we hope will answer all of your questions about our school community.
Below you will see our vision for the pupils at Banks Lane Junior School. We want our children to develop skills and character that will help them succeed in life; communication, collaboration, curiosity, resilience and reflection – we call these our Learning Powers. Each one is represented by a super hero designed by our children. We are very proud of our school, staff, pupils and our curriculum offer. Ofsted called it an 'ambitious, well-designed curriculum.'
We are keen to work with parents and carers. You are welcome to come into school to speak to your child’s class teacher or Year Group Leader before 8.40am or at the end of the day. A member of the senior leadership team is available to speak to on the playground every morning. We welcome every child with a smile every day. You can also leave a message with the school office to arrange a suitable appointment time or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are constantly updating this site in order to keep you informed. Please take a look at our weekly newsletter (which is emailed to parents/carers) to keep you up-to-date.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you require a paper copy of any of the information on our website, please let us know so that we can provide this for you.
Mr E Milner
We want our children to communicate in a variety of ways; to be confident with sharing their ideas, thoughts and feelings; to be excellent listeners who are able to empathise with others; children who understand how to debate, how to disagree and how to challenge respectfully.
We want our children to be open to new ways of learning, to learn from others and to actively contribute as part of a team. We want our children to recognise that we need one another in our communities if we are to be happy, successful and healthy – we can’t do it all alone.
We want our children to be engaged, motivated learners, who have a strong desire to keep learning even after the school day has finished. We want our children to keep asking questions both big and small – to challenge existing thinking and to positively influence society.
We want our children to face new challenges enthusiastically; to never give up when things get hard; to try again after receiving setbacks; to take risks and to be supportive and encouraging of others; to recognise their incredible strengths and potential.
We want our children to reflect on their strengths to build a healthy positive mindset. We want our children to learn from both their successes and failures as real learning often happens through our mistakes.