Our School

The Ethos of Jessie Younghusband School

The strong and well-established ethos of Jessie Younghusband School is reflected through our strategic vision and values:

Aspire  ~   Respect  ~   Enjoy

The Governors and staff work closely together to secure the school’s continuing development, the direction of which, is set out in our Three Year Strategic Plan and the detailed annual School Development Plan.  A summary of the annual priorities is available on this website.

OFSTED inspected the school in February 2019 and judged the school to be a ‘Good’ school. The comments and detail provided in the report shows that the school is securely ‘Good’ and is working on appropriate priorities for further improvement.

We believe that our strong school community is a key feature of our school and this is strengthened by the close partnership we have with parents and other local schools. We are also proud of the broad and rich curriculum that we offer which we hope gives every child the inspiration and opportunities they need for future success.

At JYS we teach all our children to respect and care for others. We set very high expectations of courtesy and manners, and work together to resolve problems when they occur.

We encourage our children to realise their potential and to grow in confidence. We expect them to try their hardest in all they do. This is a model which is also set by the adults in the school. It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with the children of our school. 

School Organisation

At Jessie Younghusband School pupils are currently placed in a class with children of the same age.  Classes are therefore arranged in mixed ability groups and pupils’ abilities are stretched or supported through differentiation of activity or level of expectation. There is one class in each year group, and this year we have had 212 pupils in the school since September.

Children are taught, for most of the time, by their own class teacher or class-share partnership. There are a few other times when they may be taught by other members of staff, including our Deputy Headteacher. This includes teachers’ 10% Planning, Preparation and Assessment time, when attending courses, or when undertaking other duties or responsibilities. We work closely with additional members of supply staff to ensure that learning is continuous and enhanced by such provision. Other support staff include many highly-skilled teaching assistants who provide extra help or individual attention to encourage or challenge pupils appropriately.