Welcome to our School
Welcome to Clewer Green. As I start my eighth year as Headteacher here, I have taken the opportunity of writing this to you as an opportunity to reflect on just how fantastic a school Clewer Green is. I’m biased I know, but I am really proud of the school, the pupils, the staff, the parents and everyone else who has an interest in the school. When I stepped through the doors as a prospective new head, I immediately felt at home. I could sense that the school was a warm and caring environment where children were put first. I hope that you will get the same impression as I did when you have the opportunity to visit Clewer Green.
We are entering a new era in the school’s history and heading in a very exciting direction. There are a lot of projects that have been completed over the last few years, not least the building of a new school hall and five new classrooms as well as the replacement of our old hall with a dance, drama and music room and a refurbished library, computer suite and office area. We are creating a new structured curriculum where all subjects are given equal importance, in order that we may provide our children with the most rounded education possible. We want to engender the children who pass through our doors with a love, an excitement for learning that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Our children will need to be able to adapt to the stresses and strains of an ever changing world when they become adults, and it is at this exceptionally important stage of their education where the foundations for these skills are laid.
As a Church school, we are committed to providing an education that is firmly based on a strong Christian ethos and I make no apologies for this. We have very strong links with the parishes of Clewer and Dedworth and regularly hold acts of worship at the churches of St Andrew’s and All Saints. However, we are an inclusive school and open our arms to all children, regardless of background, religious beliefs, ethnicity or disability. In fact, I would argue that understanding and respect for all major faiths allows children, no matter what their background, to deepen and develop their own belief and spirituality.
There will always be aspects of learning that some children will find easy, others will find very hard. Children will always have strengths in particular areas of the curriculum and we look to celebrate these whilst also offering support in areas where they are not so confident. We look to celebrate the best that every child has achieved and always encourage them to fulfil their potential, whatever their potential might be. As a result we aim to focus on the positive aspects of each child. As I mentioned earlier, we put the children first and here at Clewer Green, every child does matter.
Clewer Green has been looking after the education of children in Windsor and its surrounding areas for over 200 years. We have an incredibly interesting history, but we have an even more exciting future.
I look forward to meeting you in the very near future.