Headteacher’s Welcome

Mr Richard Osborne

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Coton Green Primary School. We pride ourselves in being a happy, caring and successful school. Staff enjoy working here and children enjoy their learning.

My name is Mr Osborne and I am truly proud to be Headteacher of this wonderful school. In my career, I have worked in several schools over the West Midlands and Coton Green stands out for me as a really community and family focussed school.  Indeed, our motto is ‘A Learning Family’ and the culture and ethos here really does reflect this. We feel that the partnerships with parents and the local community are essential, with a supportive and active PTFA and a successful parent workshop programme being examples of how we work together to enrich the children’s learning experiences.

At Coton Green, our children experience a broad and balanced curriculum and a wide range of varied learning opportunities. Above all else, we want children to feel that they are cared for, are healthy in mind, body and spirit and can succeed. It is our primary purpose to make every learner here the best they can possibly be. We are a forward thinking school and are continually striving to provide the best possible education for the children in our care and give them the foundations for their life-long learning journey. I know, as I often feel more like a headlearner rather than headteacher!

It is my privilege to hold a weekly ‘Celebration Assembly’ where all the children’s efforts are celebrated with a range of awards which include a ‘Headteacher’s Award’ for a child from each class, a best class ‘Attendance Award’ and in this assembly, the winner of the House Points for the week is announced. It is during these assemblies where I can share a sense of pride of the wide and varied achievements of the children in our care. I truly look forward to meeting the parents of our award winners every week!

Getting a good start to the day is important for all our pupils so for clarity our school times are:

8:45- Doors open for School – Pupils start ‘early work’ practice of key skills.

8:50- Register open

8:55- Register closed – gates closed

3:15- Lessons finish in EYFS and KS1

3:20- Pupils collected from EYFS and KS1 – KS2 lessons finish

3:25- KS2 pupils collected

In April 2020, we joined the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, a group of schools that share the same ethos and work together to improve outcomes for the thousands of children across the trust.

More information on ATLP can be found here: https://atlp.org.uk/

We hope our website provides you with an insight into the opportunities offered at Coton Green Primary School. However, you are most welcome to visit our school and see for yourself. Please call the school office to arrange a convenient time. We also hold an Open Evening late in the Autumn Term and details of this are advertised on our website, through the Staffordshire County Council Admission materials and are available on request from the school office.

Mr R Osborne