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Puriton Primary School

Puriton Primary School

Aspire, Believe, Achieve
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Welcome from the new Headteacher


Dear Families and Friends of Puriton Primary.

I am looking forward to joining the Puriton community as Headteacher in September 2021.

The new Puriton vision is:  Aspiring for Excellence

The vision captures the strength and uniqueness of the Puriton community; how we can achieve excellence for all when we work collaboratively.  Underpinning our vision are our core values:

We aim to INSPIRE our community through exciting opportunities which will ignite a love for learning.

We aim to develop the power of RESILIENCE, so that we can embrace challenge and never give up.

We aim to understand and act out our RESPONSIBILITIES, so that we can have peace and respect within the world.

We aim to continue to ASPIRE to become the very best we can and reach our ultimate goals and dreams for success in the future.

If we aim to educate upon our Vision and Core Values, then the future will bring great transformation and change lives for the better.

As Headteacher of Puriton, my aim is to discover the unique voice within each child.  This is the voice that each child will spend their lifetime developing, so that they have understanding and skills to make a positive contribution to our precious world as global citizens. To enable this, we need to value our staff at all levels and give them the opportunities to achieve their full potential, so that can foster open and trusting relationships with Puriton families and give each one of our children an outstanding social and academic foundation for success at every stage of their future.

I have been a Headteacher for 9 years.  My teaching career began in 1995 in Yorkshire in a large four form entry junior school which I attended as a child. Through my career, I have also gained experience of teaching in a large secondary school and a semi rural village school.  I achieved my first Headship at a primary school in West London which was a fantastic professional development opportunity.  In 2013, my second Headship brought me back to Yorkshire where I was able to embed the knowledge and skills I had gained from my rich and varied career path.  I have recently completed my Masters degree in London (Development and Global Education) and I am looking forward to using my experience and knowledge to support Puriton Primary in its strive for excellence.  

I look forward to being part of a fantastic community, as we discover together the potential of all at Puriton Primary.  It will be a very exciting journey ahead. 

Miss Samantha Travis




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Education is about preparing our children for the modern world, equipping them with the skills they are going to need, to face the challenges ahead…and it starts here, in Puriton Primary School - where children’s appetite and zest for learning is unrivalled. Our passion is to provide a creative and flexible curriculum that’s truly fit for the 21st century - an education that really engages and motivates children, that awakes in them a real love for learning that will carry them through the rest of their lives; an education that instills respect for oneself, for friends, the local community, for our country and the wider world, irrespective of faith, traditions or cultures.

We deliver learning opportunities within a Creative Curriculum and help children to learn crucial learning and life skills through a Critical Skills approach. We value and foster a real Community Spirit in order to share the wide range of talents that we all have as individuals and to celebrate personal acievements.

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Clevedon Learning Trust

Puriton Primary School is part of the Clevedon Learning Trust; a Multi Academy Trust formed on 1st January 2015. The Trust is made up from school clusters in the Clevedon and Bridgwater localities.

As a Trust we understand the value of a school-led education system and our role in partnerships with other schools. Our principles are based on our collective responsibility to children in ours and the wider community. The Trust was formed with a shared vision to provide and support high-quality inclusive education that is student-focused and achieves excellent outcomes. The Clevedon Learning Trust is able to provide an inspiring and coherent education from age 4 to age 18.

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