Projects initiated by teachers


In June 2015 Caroline, Assistant Headteacher, received £2,000 to support Project Week and The Happening, making up a shortfall in funding from the school – the money was spent on materials and supplies. The committee thought that these events serve the whole community, augment the curriculum and provide uniquely defining Prior Weston experiences and memories that the children will always hold on to.

In June 2015 the PTA also approved £250 spend for Teacher Zoe to build a full size WWII Anderson shelter and victory garden providing an immersive learning experience for Y6, supporting their history studies and their class book, Goodnight Mister Tom.

In Feb 2015 Y4 teachers Kelly, Louise and Tamzin came to us for £250 for materials for the children to create their own Prior Weston soft drink, including market research, taster sessions, package design, product making and a product presentation to “Dragons Den” style panel. This was to augment the curriculum.

In Feb 2015 we funded Caroline’s initiative to bring a theatre company into the school to run workshops across all the years during the Shakespeare-themed Book Week. They then returned later in the month to perform an adaptation of “Twelfth Night” to the whole school. The cost was £1,800.