Welcome to Riverside Primary School & Nursery
part of Rainham Mark Education Trust (RMET)
A message from our Headteacher, Mrs Wilmer:
“I have been Headteacher since 2013 and am proud to lead a dedicated and talented team of staff, who work together with our governors, to make Riverside the best it can be. Our motto of ‘Happy, Helpful and Hard-working’ and our values of 'Enjoy, Achieve, Teamwork, Respect, Communicate, Independence and Resilience' underpin everything we do. Children demonstrate this through having a positive Riverside Attitude towards their learning and behaviour.
Our vision is to give all of our children the very best start in life so that they can aspire to achieve their dreams. We take the time to really know our children and do all we can to support them through personalising the curriculum and environment to meet their individual needs.
We are a unique school, being a mainstream primary with 2 resourced provisions for a small number of children with Education Health Care Plans for autism and visual impairment. As a fully inclusive school, we take children from a range of abilities, disabilities, cultures and backgrounds. Our children thrive in a culture of mutual respect and understanding that we are all different yet all equally valued members of our school community. Our outstanding inclusive practices have been recognised by the Inclusion Quality Mark who have awarded us Centre of Excellence status.
At Riverside we are passionate about giving children experiences which are exciting and memorable through a creative curriculum and extra curricular opportunities. We have high expectations of all - as one parent says ‘Teachers encourage my children to reach beyond their goals to exceed expectations’ (Parent of Sophie and Evie)
We are proud to be at the heart of our local community and ensure that our children respect the locality, undertaking a project each term as Riverside Rangers. This has included packing shopping for customers at the local Tesco to visiting the elderly at a local care home with cakes made by the children in our fully equipped Cookery Corner.
We have strong partnerships with our fantastic parents/carers who are supportive and work with us to improve the school and raise funds through our committed PTA, Friends of Riverside Primary School (FoRPS). Our Family Liaison Officer is available to offer a wealth of support and advice to parents/carers and our Parents in Partnership programme (PiP) offers further adult learning experiences such as First Aid and Low Fat Cooking.
Our new partnership with Rainham Mark Education Trust, brings many exciting opportunities as we strive to become an outstanding school. In September 2018, we are expanding, due to the popularity of the school and the increase in birth rates in the area. To support this we have introduced Riverside Tots, a stay and play session for parents/carers to bring their 0-3 year olds and meet our amazing nursery team.
The future looks bright at Riverside!
Welcome to Riverside Primary School and Nursery.”
What our parents/carers and visitors say about our school:
“I have been so impressed by your school. I get to see many schools in my work and yours is definitely up there with the best in my opinion. I would like to thank you for your help and support over the last two weeks...”
"Teachers are amazing with the children and respond to their individual needs."
"My child brings his positive attitude home."
"My child loves going to school."
"Encouraging well behaved young people to work hard and be respectful."
"Love the fact we can call the school and speak to a teacher; nothing is too much trouble."
"Clear and attainable targets for children."
"Friendly atmosphere and approachable staff."
"My child has benefited from a variety of experiences, visitors and trips organised by the school and FoRPS."
"Brought the best out in my child."
If you are worried about a child in Medway call 01634 334466
Did you know we have a Before and After School Club to support working parents. The club operates before school from 7:30am and after school until 5:30pm.
The cost is £2 each morning, £3 each afternoon or £4 for both sessions.
Please let the school office know if you are interested in this facility.
Is your child due to start school in September 2019? Please let us know if you would like to come and see our Foundation Stage and school by ringing the office; 01634 338700
You will find information about us if you click on the links above.
The staff area requires a log-in and is password protected.
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We are a recycling point for your batteries and support the charity SENSE by having their recycling bins on site.