A Message from The Executive Headteacher
Welcome to Longborough CofE Primary School. Longborough is one of three schools of which I am Executive Headteacher within The North Cotswold Schools Federation (NCSF). The NCSF was officially formed on 01st September 2016. However, we have been fortunate to have been able to work together closely for the past 6 years within The High Five Partnership (a cluster of 6 local schools.) Previously to this role I have been Headteacher at Cold Aston CofE Primary School for the last seven years.
I am very excited to be undertaking this new role and I feel immensely fortunate to have a wonderful staff team to work with; some of whom are joining us for the first time this year and others who have been working within the three schools for some time. We have a wonderful array of skills which we are going to be using to share best practice across NCSF and develop Longborough's already Ofsted rated 'good' provision. As NCSF we are hoping to be able to offer ‘the best of both worlds.' Individually, we are able to maintain all of the uniqueness of a small Church school with nurturing environments, but within NCSF also offer the benefits of greater resources, broader ranging staff with varying skills and a further wealth of opportunities for the children to enjoy together.
I will be leading the three schools moving between the three sites supported by my three fabulous new Senior Leaders when I am not on site. Together we aim to provide a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment, where children are motivated to become independent learners and thinkers with high expectations. We recognise that your child is unique and we will do our best to ensure that your child makes the most of their abilities.
As you read through these pages you will gain some insight into why we believe Longborough CofE Primary School is a special place. However, visiting this website is no substitute for visiting the school, where you will experience the atmosphere and be able to observe the activities in which the children are involved.
I very much look forward to meeting you all and leading Longborough CofE Primary school into its next phase of development. If you are interested in visiting Longborough CofE Primary school then please do not hesitate to get in contact with the office to either book an appointment with myself or our Senior Leader Mrs. Fran Regan.
Welcome from your Senior Leader: Dr Fran Regan
A warm welcome to everyone who attends and supports Longborough C of E Primary School.
My role is to lead and manage the teaching and learning on site at Longborough from EYFS through to Year 6. My previous background in veterinary science research and leading further and higher education programmes, before qualifying to teach primary school children, means I have experience of a varied and broad career to draw upon. Hand-in-hand with my 'school' role, I also liaise closely with our community members to ensure a strong relationship continues with our church, village and parents alike for events throughout the year.
I have a real passion for education; shown through my dedication and commitment to providing the best possible learning experience for all our children. I particularly encourage cross curricular links and learning from real-life applications wherever possible, and our curriculum coverage uses a creative approach across a broad range of subjects. I currently teach English and Science to all year 3-year 6 at Longborough, and Science to year 3- year 6 at Swell. I am the Science Lead across our Federation of schools, monitoring the planning, delivery and assessment of science, along with organising enrichment days for children throughout the year, and delivering high quality staff CPD for all three sites.
I particularly relish applying for and obtaining quality marks for our school. Most recently we have secured the Tim Peake Primary Project Award and the Space Education Quality Mark: Silver, which we are all very proud of. My other roles across the federation are to lead and develop play; outdoor learning environments and the GHLL review (Gloucestershire Healthy Living and learning).
Please do come and see me if you have any queries about your child's learning here at Longborough.
Dr Fran Regan