Headteacher's Welcome

Miss Marshall, Headteacher.

Myself, staff and governors are delighted to welcome you to the Tenacres First School website.

Tenacres is a special place where the staff are dedicated to providing a stimulating, creative environment in which everyone feels valued and safe, ideas can flourish and pupils can realise their full potential.

Our mission statement reflects the inclusive nature of our practices. Our vision and purpose is for 'every child to have a happy, safe and nurturing environment, developing the whole child intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically and by ensuring a love of learning, whilst preparing them for life after Tenacres.'

The school has a very good reputation for its nurturing ethos, high standards of behaviour and achievement. Our latest Ofsted Inspection was very successful. The report commented: 'The school's aim is to create a happy, nurturing, secure and supportive learning environment. It does that very well. Pupils enjoy coming to school. They feel safe at school because staff look after them well. Pupils learn far more than just the content of academic subjects'.

It is an exciting time at Tenacres, with the recent redevelopment of our outdoor spaces and complete internal refurbishment. In addition, we are developing our creative curriculum in all year groups, which continues to provide the children with exciting learning opportunities.

As shown in the photographs throughout this website, we have excellent facilities to support effective teaching and learning, including a superb computing suite, specialist music room, jungle library and two Forest School sites.

This website only gives you a flavour of life at Tenacres. To enable you to judge for yourselves the happy and purposeful atmosphere of our school, we would encourage you to arrange a visit when we will be happy to show you round.

I look forward to meeting you.

Miss C Marshall