As you know, yesterday was the Summer Solstice; the longest day of the year. What you may not know is that Looe Primary has some very brave and committed swimmers, who love to swim in the sea. Many of you will also know Mrs Gregory. She works at Looe Primary and is very well known in the town for her community work, but she is always out and about and very active doing all sorts of things. She has an electric bike to cope with the hills; she cycles to work most days, she is a member of the Looe Pioneers, she walks her dogs every day, she went paddle-boarding on her birthday last week - I am sure you are getting the picture! You can see Mrs Gregory at the front of this picture. Only Mrs Atkinson and Miss Masters were brave enough to join her from school but along with more than 50 swimmers, there was a 5.00am swim from Looe Beach to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Mrs Atkinson said that she felt very tired for the rest of the day, but Miss Masters said that she felt amazing and full of energy. Do you think that you would be able to swim in the sea at 5.00am in the morning and then spend a day at school? Well done to you all and to Mrs Gregory for encouraging everyone to take part.
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Based in Looe Cornwall, Looe Primary Academy is a member of Bridge Schools Trust. Looe joined the Trust in 2014 following conversion to academy status the same year. Looe Primary is a larger than average primary in Cornwall, with approximately 240 pupils on roll.
Our school motto is, ‘Creating Lifelong Learners’ and we pride ourselves on our supportive and inclusive ethos; our team of staff work incredibly hard to ensure that every child achieves the highest standards possible during their time with us. Our school sits in wonderful surroundings with full views of the sea and the environment in which we live plays a large role in our aim to deliver a happy and vibrant school that provides a wealth of opportunities for children to create, explore, invent and extend their learning. We are committed to providing the highest standard of teaching and learning and we achieve this through a rich and broad connected curriculum that provides a combination of challenge, support, encouragement and praise to ensure that all pupils fulfil their potential.
Looe Primary shares a Local Governing Body with one of our neighbouring schools, Polperro Primary Academy and our committed governors work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that they have a good and accurate, understanding of the improvement journey that Looe Primary has undertaken since receiving a ‘notice to improve’ judgement from Ofsted in January 2012. With a new leadership team and support from the Bridge Schools Trust, Looe Primary Academy has significantly improved outcomes for pupils. We have become a forward-thinking school that has experienced rapid improvement and improving results.
Our pupils are happy and tell us that they enjoy their time at Looe Primary, with fun learning and teachers and staff who know them and who are always there to help. Our parent and family communications tell us that they are happy with the school, that they feel their children are safe and that the school cares about them. We strongly believe in the whole child and preparing our pupils to be active citizens for life in a modern, democratic society. We are a community school in a rich and vibrant community and we are very proud to be part of this.
Safeguarding and welfare is intrinsic and essential in all that we do at Looe Primary. Children are taught the values of resilience, empathy, trust, responsibility, aspiration, enthusiasm, curiosity and determination. We promote open and honest communication with parents, carers and the specialists who support us.
When you visit Looe Primary Academy, you will find a welcoming and purposeful environment, with relationships built on mutual respect where our pupils develop skills for lifelong learning. Achievement, progress and a ‘can do’ attitude are at the heart of our philosophy; we develop this by nurturing pupils’ creativity, to grow independent learners who understand that mistakes can be a learning opportunity.
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Janine Waring, Headteacher.
Mrs Janine Waring
We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.
We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.
We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
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