October 7, 2008

Pupils Catch Bus to Fun Lessons on Road


Oldway Primary School is on the road to a fun future.

The Paignton school now has its own 17-seater minibus to transport pupils.

Added to that, the school has again achieved the Investor in People standard, showing it is dedicated to improving performance for staff.

Peter Maunder, head teacher, said: "It is a privilege to lead such a talented team of people who are committed to providing the very best learning experiences for our pupils.

"In addition, we continue to take our own learning seriously and are constantly looking to develop and improve.

"Our pupils are fantastic and make coming to work each day extremely rewarding.

"We've got a strong PTA and, as a result of its fundraising, it is leasing the minibus for us for the next three years. It is the latest gift of many from the PTA.

"It will enhance the children's activities, which is what we are always striving to do. We aim to make the curriculum exciting.

"There are lots of after-school clubs here - sports and culture - so the bus will help.

"It will make life easier for all concerned, because a lot of these events are done by teachers in their own time, and the bus will enable children to jump in it rather than getting them in cars. It cuts out any health and safety bureaucracy."

Brian Kieran, Quality South West assessor, applauded the school's Investor in People success. He said: "The school has managed to create a small school ethos in a large school."

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