A Message From Our Headteacher

Dear Parents and Carers 

Welcome to Tithe Barn Primary School. Tithe Barn Primary is a friendly school, set in a warm, caring community. We are proud of all our lovely learners and help them all to achieve their goals, face new challenges and know that success is within their reach; they just need to believe in themselves and put in their best effort. 

All adults work hard to help the children develop to their full potential. We recognise that every child is unique and we encourage them to be resilient learners, who know that mistakes are part of the learning process.  

It is a privilege to be the headteacher of Tithe Barn Primary School and to lead such a hardworking and dedicated team of staff.  Being a parent myself, I am very much aware of the responsibility that my staff and I have in ensuring that the highest standard of teaching and learning is evident in all areas.  

I know how vital working in partnerships with parents really is; in order for children to find school a positive and rewarding experience. I strongly believe achievement and enjoyment go hand in hand to ensure each child’s excellent progress. 

 If you would like to arrange a visit to discover more about aspects of school life or have any queries please contact school directly on the telephone number below; we welcome visitors to see us in action and look forward to meeting you.  

Katherine Muncaster  M.Ed. BEd (Hons)

Values & Ethos

At Tithe Barn Primary School, Governors, staff, parents and children work collaboratively and share the school's vision to provide the environment where Every Child’s a Learner. We strive to ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach their potential, and through our core values of respect, responsibility, integrity and caring, our pupils develop the characteristics to be confident lifelong learners

  • Curiosity
  • Co – operation
  • Concentration
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Resilience 

We believe that a growth mindset empowers our pupils to embrace challenges and persist, even when things are tough, and making mistakes is an integral part of learning. With effort, perseverance and challenge, all our pupils can develop talents and achieve their goals. We actively encourage effective feedback at all levels and aspire for the whole school community to constantly improve.

You can find out more about our Learning characteristics here

We value our pupils' voice, our school council worked with their class children to design our 5 Golden Rules

Tithe Barn Primary is an inclusive school that meets the needs of a range of children - this includes those with complex family backgrounds as well as those with a range of special needs. At Tithe Barn, we aim to be a school where children can feel safe as well as learn, be confident and happy. Some children need help to manage, understand and articulate their emotions. Children who find it most difficult to conform to ‘good behaviour’ still need to be treated with respect and made to feel valued. Effective teaching and learning is dependent upon positive relationships between staff and pupils, as well as child on child relationships. It is essential that staff are consistent when enforcing the school rules with high expectations and will challenge unacceptable behaviour with a solution focused response. At Tithe Barn we have based our policy on positive, restorative approach towards managing behaviour. Please read our Behaviour Policy

Positive behaviour is consistently reinforced everywhere in school, throughout the school day – each class follow the whole school behaviour expectations. The school uses a restorative approach, linking in with the PSHRE curriculum, where pupils explore self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation and empathy as well as social skills. Children are provided with consistent positive encouragement and recognition when they demonstrate positive behaviour. They are supported to make the right choice and learn how to problem solve. Our School Rules are taught and embedded right through school, from Reception to Year 6. This creates a transparent, whole school theme which everyone strives to work towards.