Welcome to Farley Junior School
I am very proud to welcome you to our school website. At Farley Junior School, we believe there is no limit to pupils learning potential. We are committed to supporting all of our pupils to be the best that they can be and we believe that our insistence on hard work and strong values will provide our pupils with the foundations they need to be successful and happy. We are continually developing our curriculum and teaching to meet the needs of our pupils and are delighted with the impact that this is having on our pupils’ learning.
We serve a wonderfully diverse community and believe that the relationship between home, school and the wider community is very important. We enjoy opportunities to welcome parents into school, both to share in their children’s learning and to enjoy the various events we put on throughout the year, culminating in our International Festival in July.
I hope you enjoy browsing our website.
Mrs M. Stewart-Smith (Headteacher)
Digital Parenting Magazines
Following the handout concerning Online Safety, which all parents should have received at recent parents evening's, Today (Wed 14th March) each child was sent home with a free copy of the Vodafone 'Digital Parenting' Magazine. These are packed full with advice on keeping your child safe online.
Additional copies are available from the school office if you did not receive yours. In addition to the online version and previous issues which are available under our Online Safety page.
World Book Day 2018
c All classes studied an exciting lesson focused on "The Angels of Nitshill Road.' To improve standards in reading, all of our students have been developing their inferential skills. During assembly, staff and pupils were tested on their knowledge of children's books in our 'Big Quiz' assembly. At Farley, we aim to become a book loving school and judging by the level of enthusiasm for reading on 'World Book Day' we are well on our way!
Online Safety Concerns
Following our recent launch of our Anti-Bullying Pro-Kindness Initiative, some children have voiced their concern about others activity online, specifically on social media.
We believe all our children should be able to use the Internet safely and have the skills and tools to keep their selves and others safe. While in school all internet activity is closely monitored and we try to teach everyone these skills, we are unable to control their online activities outside of school and at home.
Members of our SLT have compiled a document specially focused on Social Media, to help Parents and Careers keep their children safe online, this will be handed out during our parent’s evenings and is also available on our online safety Page (link below) or from our school office.
Our Online safety page contains links to numerous sites which are focused on Online Safety, Additionally please do not hesitate to contact Mr Rowe or your child’s class teacher if you have any concerns.
'Anti-bullying Pro-Kindness,' initiative
On Wednesday 21st February, we launched our 'Anti-bullying Pro-Kindness,' initiative. If pupils in our school see something that worries them, they should always tell an adult because we are a 'Telling' school.
Over the next month, all of our pupils will read the book "The Angel of Nitshill Road," by Anne Fine in their PHSE lessons. The theme of the book is bullying. The main character 'Celeste' encourages children to be kinder and more thoughtful to each other and this is our aim at Farley.
To support children to have the courage to confide in the adults at school, all classes now have a 'chat box'. This is a box that children can use if they need to share information with their teacher.
Over the next few months, our aim is for the school to become a happier and kinder place to be. Every Friday, adults will nominate children who they have noticed being kind and respectful. All of the children that have been nominated will receive a 'Respect' value badge and their name will be published on our Praise Page.
Year 6 Visit Monarch Aircraft Engineering - Enabling Enterprise
Tuesday (29th Nov) year 6 took a business trip to Monarch Aircraft Engineering to take part in a Marketing Moguls' Challenge.
Year 6 Visit the Hilton - Enabling Enterprise
Tuesday (7th Nov) 6B took a Business Trip to the Hilton in Watford to take part in a 'Recruitment Race' challenge.
Year 6 Visit A London Law Office - Enabling Enterpise
Wednesday (11th Oct) 6A took a Business Trip to Fresfields Law Firm in London to take part in a 'Tour The Law' challenge.