Head Teacher’s Welcome to Danson
At Danson we work together with our staff, parents and carers, young learners, governors and community members to create a school which aims to be responsive to the needs of our learners. We do this by providing a safe, caring and friendly atmosphere where quality and excellence in all things is encouraged and acknowledged.
We are extremely fortunate to have a team of dedicated, hardworking and committed staff who strive to continuously demonstrate our school’s aims and values. We strive to work together, collaboratively and in partnership both within and outside our Local Authority. The teaching staff team deliver exciting approaches to learning and teaching ensuring our pupils have a broad and balanced range of opportunities by which to foster the development of positive, responsible attitudes towards learning alongside the development of personal and social skills.
My staff and I are committed to providing a stimulating curriculum so that children are curious and interested in learning. Our aim is to ensure that every child works to the very best of their ability every day so that s/he leaves with the highest standard of attainment possible. This applies across all areas of the curriculum, whether academic, in sport, creativity and social and cultural education. Our extensive tracking systems ensure that progress is measured against individual challenging targets in English, Maths and Science.
At Danson there is an expectation of high academic achievement, we encourage creativity and cater to a personalised approach to learning. We are committed to ensuring our young people are well prepared for the next stage of their education when they leave us. We are very proud of our School and of all of our achievements so far.
Visitors to the School comment on the positive atmosphere and the outstanding behaviour of the children. Ofsted (2015) recognised that
‘The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. They are immensely positive about learning and carry out the tasks they have been given meticulously and with pride. They concentrate very well in class and cooperate exceptionally well with each other when working in pairs or small groups.’
The School was recognised as a National Support School for many years. In this role the School provided support for colleagues in other schools, both in Bexley and other Local Authorities. Danson continues to provide consultation services to other Schools.
I hope our website will give you some insight into our School, the joy and enthusiasm of our children as well as our commitment to the belief that our children can achieve… and achieve highly.
Thank you for your interest in our exciting Primary School.
(BEd Hons, MA Education, NPQH)