At LJS we have a dedicated team of staff who work hard to ensure that all children receive the appropriate support and guidance they need to flourish.
Our staff team is made up of:
Mr D Twyman
Mrs. N Moossun
Mr E Page
Senior Teachers Mr. R Dando and Mrs. C Colmer Teaching Staff Miss. E Gutsell, Mrs. H Murt, Mr. L Burton, Mrs. T Beusmans, Mrs. E Hussey, Mrs. L Daniel, Mrs. T Davies, Cover Teacher Miss. J Pink Teaching Assistants Miss. K Bithell, Mrs. J Collings, Mrs. K Gostt, Mrs. P Ketley, Mrs. H Rose, Mrs. S Brown, Miss. P Mitchell, Miss. S Onions, Mrs. B Stewart, Miss. D Renouf, Mrs. M Staines Stay & Play Club Administrator Miss D Renouf Administrative Staff Mrs. J Lavis, Mrs. M Backer Dirks, Mrs. K Sparkes Caretaker Mr. B Woodford
The safety and well being of our children is a key priority for all. We have a range of safeguarding measures in place and robust child protection procedures.
As a school we have a responsibility to inform children and family services if we have concerns about the welfare and safety of a child in our school.
For full details you can download the latest web versions of the school policies below
For your child’s safety we ask all visitors to ensure they enter through the main entrance to the school and report to a member of the office staff, signing into the visitors’ book and receiving a visitors’ badge.
All visitors will be made aware of the health & safety leaflet displayed by the school office. This leaflet contains important information for about their and everyone else’s safety.
If a parent wishes to speak to their child’s class teacher and is unable to see them at the end of the school day, please see a member of the office staff who will be able to sort out a convenient time.
Please note: as they will be preparing for or teaching lessons, Teachers will be unavailable before and during the school day.
Parents should not enter the school through the cloakroom doors. These entrances are for the children’s use only.
At the end of the day any children who are still awaiting collection will wait in the school office. They will inform a staff member when they leave so that we can be assured that everyone is off the school site safely.
If your child has a friend who’s parent is running late, please do not take them from the school site. You may like to wait with the children until their parent arrives however a member of staff will be available at the school gate in case of any problems.
These measures are in place for the security of all members of the school community. Information relating to the school’s statutory duties in this area can be found in the Government publication Keeping Children Safe in Education (published September 2019)
There are many different measure by which we assess and evaluate children’s achievements and attainment. Within a school context a key measure is to consider how well prepared children are for the next steps in their learning.
As a Junior School we strive to ensure that all our children are ready both emotionally and academically to meet the challenges of a secondary school curriculum. A clear indicator of this is how well children attain in their end of Key Stage Assessments (known as SATs).
The Department for Education (DfE) states that, “We know from national data that pupils at junior schools, on average, have higher attainment scores at the end of key stage 2 than pupils at all other primary schools. However, on average, they also have lower progress scores. This may be for a variety of reasons and should be taken into account when comparing their results to schools which start educating their pupils from the beginning of key stage 1.” (Quote taken from the DfE Compare School Performance Website – link below)
At Lymington Junior School, we are very proud of the fact that our children’s attainment by the time they leave us is significantly above that achieved by their peers in all other types of schools across the Country.
The following summary reports give you a flavour of this attainment. Below are the headline performance figures for children who left our school at or above the expected attainment point for Year 6 children at the end of the 2018/19 academic year.
You can get additional information from the Department of Education’s ‘compare school performance website’. To view this page simply click here.
% Pupils who achieved the expected standard or higher in Reading 93% % Pupils who achieved the expected standard or higher in Writing 95% % Pupils who achieved the expected standard or higher in Maths 95% % Pupils who achieved the high standard in Reading 53% % Pupils who achieved the high standard in Writing 32% % Pupils who achieved the high standard in Maths 39% Average Scaled Score Reading 109.5 Average Scaled Score Maths 107.7 Average Scaled Score Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 109.7 Average Progress Score (KS1 to KS2) Reading 1.62 Average Progress Score (KS1 to KS2) Writing 0.42 Average Progress Score (KS1 to KS2) Maths -0.25
We have eight classes in the school organised into two classes for each year group.
We benefit from a range of additional rooms such as a dedicated ICT suite, music room, outside classroom, library and open shared areas between the lower and upper school.
We also offer a very popular breakfast and after school club providing extended child care.
Family Support Team
We have a dedicated team of Family Support Workers led by Mrs. Moossun our Deputy Headteacher/SENCo. The team, as part of a larger Cluster initiative, are able to support families and pupils for a range of different reasons.
Teachers work closely with Mrs Rose (our qualified ELSA) to help provide children with additional guidance when facing barriers to their learning or other social/emotional difficulties.
Values and Ethos - The LJ Way
To help all members of our school community understand our school’s unique values and ethos, we worked with the children to develop ‘The LJ Way’.
This approach states in clear, simple terms the values and behaviour we expect every member of our school community to demonstrate both in and out of school.
To do things the ‘LJ Way’ we need to:
- Take responsibility for our actions and choices
- Try our best in everything we do
- Be kind and helpful
- Show respect for everyone and everything
- Help others follow the LJ Way
Should you require a hard copy of any of our school’s policies, they are available upon request via the school office. For ease of reference, direct links to a number of our most relevant policies are available below.
Please note: Other important policies can be found within the related sections of our website: for example, our most up to date Admissions Policy can be found in the Admissions section and Safeguarding/Child Protection information can be found in the Safeguarding section (above).
Don’t forget, hard copies of all policies are available from the school office upon request.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The Lymington Junior School Parent Teachers Association (PTA) is a group of parents who come together to support the school in providing the best for all children.
The PTA movement provides a means for parents and the school to build a successful partnership, based on the best interests of our children. By getting involved in the work of your PTA, parents, teachers and children benefit from the knowledge and insight shared.
Lymington Junior School’s PTA is not currently a registered charity and therefore we do not require a formal committee. However we do rely on parents organising and running fundraising events to help enhance the school facilities.
Some examples of PTA activities are:
- Quiz Nights
- Summer Family Fun Day
- Christmas Fayre
- Christmas Secret Room
- We collect foreign and old UK notes and coins
- Recycle with Michael – two red bins at the front of school used to collect clothes for recycling, the money from this is used to provide gardening supplies.
The PTA meetings are open to any parent or teacher, they are informal and everyone is made to feel welcome.
In the academic year 2016/17 fundraising paid for:
– the raised flower beds around the school
– new play equipment
– the year 6 leavers gifts
This year we hope to fund:
– new wet play indoor games
– new playground equipment
– We are also planning a larger project, a MUGA (Multi Sport Games Area). We are hoping to gain some funding from grants and local businesses as well as fundraising to help us complete this sooner. If you or your employer are able to support us with this please contact the PTA through the school office, we would love to hear from you.
In addition to the above, each year our year 6 pupils raise money for their own end of year party.
We appreciate any support from poster designs, grant applications, running a stall, collecting raffle prizes or any other skills you have that will help us enhance the school. Please leave your details at the school office if you would like to support us.