Parents and Carers

Dear parents and carers,                                                                                                                                                                                      

Welcome to Torridon Primary School. My name is Manda George and I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about Torridon.

We are a large, happy and vibrant community school committed to ensuring that all children develop the skills they need to thrive and flourish.

In 2018, we amalgamated Torridon Infant & Nursery and Torridon Junior Schools to become Torridon Primary School, making us one of the largest primary schools in Lewisham. There is a strong leadership team in place and they have been instrumental in leading the school on its journey through the amalgamation and beyond.

At Torridon Primary School we believe that positive and rewarding relationships are fundamental in ensuring a naturally positive environment for learning and we have a responsibility to embed personal values such as respect, honesty and courage. We prioritise the formation of solid and respectful relationships between children and staff. We believe that respect should be mutual and something which is earned, not expected. In order to reflect this, all staff are known by their first names. We are a large team and take great pride in the way in which we support each other to make sure we are all doing the best for our children.

Our children enjoy coming to school and are very excited about learning. They feel trusted and respected and they know that there is always someone who will listen to them. School is a safe, warm and caring place where children succeed.

We have a good reputation for inclusion and love the fact that our school community is so diverse. We have a specialist resource base for children with Autism and support children with a wide range of special educational needs. Our reputation for valuing, caring for and attending to the needs of each child is justly deserved and a real strength of the school.

We are developing an innovative curriculum which we feel is relevant to our children and will enable them to become creative thinkers who welcome challenge and have the resilience needed to solve problems. We draw on the expertise of specialist teachers to help us ensure that our curriculum offer is dynamic and creative. We believe that high quality, specialist teaching in music, art and dance will inspire our children and nurture their growing talents.

Our staff team are extremely talented, passionate about making a difference and strongly believe that all children should have equal opportunities to achieve well and become the best they can be. To this end, we promote the highest possible expectations of our children and each other in all aspects of school life. Underachievement is not acceptable and we aim for our children to leave Torridon with a strong sense of self belief, high levels of independence and the ambition to succeed.

I believe that strong partnerships between home and school are fundamental to enabling our children to achieve their best. I am always keen to hear your views and suggestions and am always happy to meet with you if you have any questions or concerns.

I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of Torridon Primary School and I feel sure that as your children are on their educational their journey with us, you will see why.

Kind regards

Manda George