Welcome to Teignmouth Community School Exeter Road by Mr J Beardmore, Principal
I am delighted to welcome you to our website. It marks the beginning of a lasting relationship between school and home, the strongest of bonds in supporting your child throughout his or her school career with us, helping prepare for next steps beyond secondary school.
Ours is a unique learning community, committed to encouraging our students to reach far and aim high. We are passionate about learning in the classroom and outside of school, and about providing a secure, nurturing environment in which every child will thrive. From day one, we want our students to enjoy school, to be excited by their learning and committed to achieving their very best. We aim to build their confidence about the future, and we are dedicated to providing a safe, happy and supportive environment in which they will progress both as individuals and in collaboration with others.
For us, “learning” goes well beyond the diverse range of academic and vocational subjects and qualifications we offer, and the “curriculum” means more than lessons. These words describe the full breadth of experience available in our school: academic, social, sporting, recreational, and the importance of developing skills as well as acquiring knowledge. Long-term success is partly about establishing good life-long learning habits and characteristics early on, a strong sense of personal responsibility and a deeper understanding of the world around us. This is what we do.
Young people need variety, breadth and depth of experience in order to grow: they need to test and stretch their understanding and broaden their minds. In this way, we want to equip our students with the skills they need to take their place as global citizens in a complex and changing world. Our role is to challenge and inspire your child in equal measure and to identify, celebrate and encourage his or her unique talents and achievements.
As you tour the site, you will see why we are proud of the high standard of our facilities and resources; indeed since becoming an academy we have continued to benefit from considerable sums in capital investment. But we are also proud of the atmosphere for learning and our mantra that every child has the right to learn. The calmness and purpose felt around the school site is frequently observed by visitors, and this reinforces the fact that the safety, well-being and happiness of your child is paramount at all times.
I hope this introduction gives you a flavour of what we are about at Teignmouth Community School. Working together we can achieve great things for your child. I look forward to meeting you.