Welcome from the Head of School
Welcome to our school. At Pocklington Community Junior School we meet the needs of each and every child, promote positive values and aim to make each day enjoyable and rewarding. This website will give you a flavour of the work we do, however we encourage visitors to come and see for themselves exactly what makes us special. School life for both adults and children is underpinned by the concept of respect; for ourselves, for others and for the wider community. We have unashamedly high expectations of behaviour and attitude towards learning; no-one can be the best at everything, but we expect everyone to try their best on a daily basis and aim high in everything they do.
Our provision is geared toward developing individual talents and celebrating success in all aspects of school life. We have developed a child-led, enquiry-based curriculum where children are encouraged to be curious and ask questions, and where our role as adults is to support them in learning the skills needed that they may be able to follow their own interests, through research, synthesis and presentation.
However, our school is only one half of the story – we know that parents are the most vital role model in each child’s life and we need your support in all the work we do in order to bring the best out of your child. Our staff are proud of working here as we believe we provide the children in our care with an excellent education and bring out the best in each and every one of them.
Mrs Sarah Carlisle – Head of School