Cumwhinton School

…inspired by Cumbria, ready for the world…

Headteacher Welcome

 “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This isn’t the question you will hear being asked at Cumwhinton School. Here, we ask…

Who do you want to be?

~ Having a voice ~
~ Seizing the chance ~
~ being the change ~

We know that to be able to answer this question, our children must be given the opportunity to be heard, the resilience and confidence to take a chance and to become empowered to make a change.

At Cumwhinton we pride ourselves on our inclusive and child-centred values which recognise the essential skills children will need if they are to become successful and thriving young people and adults. This includes those attributes that will enable them to relish learning and seek to want to know more about the world and their role in its future. Everything about our school is carefully considered to ensure that our children are confident in themselves but also in their role as citizens, both locally and globally.

We are situated in the beautiful village of Cumwhinton, South East of Carlisle. This truly glorious location provides us with a fabulous backdrop from which to be “…inspired by Cumbria…” and all that the rich and varied heritage, landscape and social dynamics of the region has to offer our children. It is vital to us that the children have a strong sense of their local surroundings and a pride in where they are learning.

Our curriculum is being carefully designed taking into account the needs of the children at our school; it is bespoke, progressive and builds towards immersing them knowledge, skills and aptitude they need to take advantage of opportunities and experiences in later life.

We have a sharp focus on ensuring our youngest children are given the very best start to their learning journey; we prioritise giving children both the skills and the self-belief they need to be successful.

We are a school in transition; this enables us to be innovative, evaluative and reflective in our practice. Our web-site should give you a taste of the exciting developments that are going on in our school, as well as providing regular updated information.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any other information. Please do keep re-visiting the site as we add further information about the areas we are working on.

I hope that the information you see and read inspires you to get in touch or visit to find out a little bit more about us.

So in answer to our question… “Who do I want to be?” The answer:

The person that enables your child to be who they want to be.

With kindest wishes,

Mrs Ele Dobson

Headteacher

head teacher ele dobson

ambition statement

It is our ambition for our children to be confident in themselves but also in their role as citizens, both local and global. We aspire for the children to value that which demonstrates their own personal qualities, prized above all else as the skills that will enable them to thrive into adulthood. This includes those attributes that will enable them to relish learning and seek to want to know more about the world and their role in its future.

CUMWHINTON SCHOOL

…inspired by Cumbria, ready for the world…

Humanity

~ Having a voice ~

Diversity, fairness, individuality

innovation

~ seizing the chance ~

truth, change, resilience

the world

~ being the change ~

responsibility, equality, sustainability

How our school logo helps us to remember the ambition for our school:

The parnassuss flower;

the flower of wet and wilderness as depicted on the flag of Cumberland. This represents our commitment to the rich and varied heritage, landscape and social dynamics of Cumbria. It is vital to us that the children have a strong sense of their local surroundings and a pride in where they are learning.

The hands;

represent the ambition of HUMANITY within our school and curriculum with the conceptual drivers that confirm our commitment to widening our children’s experience and field of reference.

The red circle;

in the centre of the flower is a red circle which represents our ambition of INNOVATION; from a tiny seed, great ideas begin. Our conceptual drivers support our commitment to developing the whole child in respect of their learning behaviours and the aptitudes they need to develop to become life-long learners.

The blue swirls;

represent the focus of THE WORLD and the importance of having a global outlook. Our conceptual drivers confirm our commitment to ensuring that children understand their role as global citizens and having the confidence to make a change.