From the moment you and your child walk into our school you will appreciate what a friendly and welcoming place it is. Shebbear College prides itself on its outstanding pastoral care and we in the junior school believe we play a crucial part in developing this at the very start of a child’s time at school.
We want all our pupils to feel secure and happy here and believe that this is so important in helping them to develop into confident and enthusiastic learners. We celebrate the individuality of our pupils and look to encourage them to pursue their strengths, to work hard to improve areas of weakness and to take on many new and exciting challenges.
We try to nurture in every child, a real sense of pride in themselves and in their school. We expect our children to be polite, well- mannered and eager to please and we believe that if the children are proud of their school and their place within it then they will get the best out of every opportunity they are presented with.
We also believe in developing a strong sense of togetherness and team work and always encourage our pupils to respect others and to support each other in all they do.
As you look at the different aspects of our teaching and learning within the Junior School you will see that we provide a rich and diverse curriculum for all our pupils. This curriculum is enriched further by a range of educational visits, giving our pupil’s first hand experiences and making their learning more relevant and real. We also work closely with subject specialists in the senior school and as a result our pupils benefit directly from their expertise and the resources they have available.
As a staff, we are also committed to encouraging you as parents to become as involved as possible in the life of the college ,so that the ‘family feel’ continues to be central to all we do and all we are. To promote this we try to ensure that there is effective communication between ourselves and home regarding all aspects of school life and that all the staff make themselves available to discuss concerns and issues relating to the children at any time.
We are very proud of our Junior School and the part it plays in the life of the college as a whole. However, we don’t wish to rest on our laurels. Instead we are always looking for ways to build on what we already offer here and to strive to improve the quality of teaching and learning, to raise standards and to provide the best opportunities possible for the children in our care.
Head of Junior School
Shebbear College is an independent UK school, a co-educational day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18, located in rural North Devon.