As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace
1 Peter 4:10
Work together; learn together; grow together
Every decision within the school is made by firstly considering what is in the best interest of the children. In this way, children lie at the heart of everything we do. We look forward to working with you and your child so that Morley Primary School can continue to be the very special place that it is today. Children learn best when schools and parents work in partnership and so we welcome and value your involvement with your child’s education. I feel privileged to lead a team of professional, talented and committed staff who provide well planned and organised lessons and activities. A wide range of curriculum enrichment activities are also provided to enhance children’s learning. We have a supportive and hard working group of governors who are highly skilled in different areas. Governors and staff work together to provide our children with the very best learning opportunities. We encourage our pupils to be responsible for their learning, to grow in confidence and become independent. The school was judged as good by Ofsted in January 2019. The report stated:
Inspection evidence endorsed a parent’s comment that ‘Staff work hard to make sure school is a place that children love to be.’ Several parents commented on how staff make sure that their children’s specific needs, including special educational needs and/or disabilities, are well catered for. You also work with considerable success to include parents in school life.
In the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools report of November 2017 it states:
• The Christian ethos is evident in all aspects of the life of the school and is particularly demonstrated in its inclusivity and the care shown to those in particular need.
• Provision for every pupil is enhanced by highly valued relationships between all members of the community which are founded on Christian values.
• High quality religious education (RE) and collective worship are deeply important to the school and influence pupils strongly in their personal response to Christianity, in their spiritual development and, within RE, to the teachings of other world faiths.
Morley Primary School is federated with Tacolneston CE VA Primary School. The two schools share the same aims, values and ethos and the staff of both schools work very closely together in order to share their expertise, talents and ideas for the future development of our schools. I hope I have given you a flavour of what we provide at Morley. You can find out much more about our values, policies and procedures by following the links on this website. However, the best way to get to know us is to pay a visit. I can confidently say that you will be very warmly welcomed by the children and staff.
At Morley Primary School, we are working in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary and Norfolk Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass. In order to achieve this, Norfolk Children’s Advice and Duty Service will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present with the Designated Safeguarding Leads (Laura Green, Kate Easter or Jo Diaper). On receipt of any information, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this could be silent or overt. All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘Norfolk Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Abuse – Notifications to Schools’. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in our Safeguarding Policy.
For the academic year 2019 – 2020 we have 146 children on roll, from Reception up to Year 6. There are five classrooms which are organised this year as follows:
Pine Class – Reception & Year 1
Chestnut Class – Year 1 & Year 2
Sycamore Class – Year 3
Rowan Class – Year 4 & Year 5
Willow Class – Year 5 & Year 6
Our PAN (Planned Admission Number) for the academic year 2020 – 2021 is 20