Welcome to Cofton Primary School! We aim to create a school, which is 'happy and successful,' within which your child can flourish and develop to their full potential - socially, emotionally and academically. We have three simple rules at Cofton - in order to be 'happy and successful,' we must:
Close links and a strong partnership between home and school are essential, in order to ensure that pupils make the best possible progress, whilst they are here at Cofton. We encourage parents and carers to contact us about any aspect of their child's education they would like to learn more about, or how to support them further at home. As a school, we will endeavour to keep you informed about your child's progress and communicate ways in which your child can be further supported at home. During 2016-17, we are aiming to improve how we communicate children's progress to parents/carers. We will be sending out targets at the beginning of term (beginning after Easter 2017), in addition to parents' evening updates. Furthermore, we will be giving parents/carers online access to their child's individual progress from Spring 2017 (starting with 'Tapestry' for our Reception pupils). In addition, we are beginning our 'Family Fridays' this term, beginning with Years One and Two in March, which gives parents/carers a chance to share their child's work with them. This will roll out to the rest of the school during the Summer Term. Details of these will be forthcoming over the remainder of the academic year.
Our school is set in a semi-rural location on the edge of the city - a haven, where pupils have space to grow and thrive away from the pollution of busy Birmingham roads. We welcome children from a range of pre-school and nursery settings. Induction is carefully planned so that children feel secure before starting to come to school at Cofton. Behaviour is good throughout the school, due to good pupil-teacher relationships. Moreover, Ofsted judged Cofton to be a good school overall. Naturally, we are continuing to strive to improve to become outstanding.
By the end of Key Stage Two, children are confident and well prepared for their secondary schools. Pupils mostly transfer to Turves Green Girls or Boys, Colmers, St Thomas Aquinas and King Edward's Five Ways.
Cofton has a before and after school club, Alphabets, run in conjunction with Longbridge Child Care Strategy. The club provides care from 7.30 am until school starts and will look after children until 6.00 pm. Alphabets also provide holiday clubs. In addition, during term time, Cofton also run a breakfast club on-site in the canteen from 8 am. The club is supported by existing members of Cofton staff, who already know our children well. This is to help accommodate the demand for before school provision. We are also planning to run Sports Clubs again during some of the upcoming school holidays; Mr Dyke will support this once more.
In terms of after school provision, Sports clubs will run every night after school with Mr. Dyke. Homework Club will also run after school this term - this will be particularly helpful for any families who may not have internet access at home.
Cofton will also become a Forest School this academic year, after staff finalise their training; this is a particularly exciting initiative for us this year!
If you would like clarification on any aspect of school life or have a general enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact Mr John Shattock, Miss Anne O'Hanlon or Mrs Tracey Purvis in the School Office.
We look forward to a 'happy and successful' 2017!
Mrs D. Dudt - Head Teacher
At Cofton School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.