Our philosophy at Lomond Junior School is simple. Happy children love to learn.
Happiness at Lomond Junior School is engendered by the welcoming family atmosphere and small class sizes that make it possible for rich relationships to develop between our children and staff. We have a highly dedicated, exceptionally caring staff team providing an excellent foundation from which all of our children can grow as positive contributors to society. We inspire children to develop enquiring minds whilst we nurture their individual talents via our curriculum and extra-curricular experiences.
Head teacher, Mrs Ailsa Lawn, leads the Junior School which comprises our Nursery for children aged 3 to 5 years, Clarendon which houses our Junior 1 to Junior 5 children and Transitus, home to our older pupils in T1 and T2 (Primary 6 and 7). Each setting offers unique attributes that combined, create an outstanding environment in which to grow and learn.
The Clarendon experience is unique. As a listed building the physical surrounding is charming both inside and out and we aim to emphasise these features to further enhance the friendly atmosphere for all of our children whilst also providing a hi-tech and relevant education for the 21st Century.
We often talk about the Clarendon family and that is how we think of ourselves. We pride ourselves on our happy atmosphere where good manners and behaviour are expected from everyone and there is a mutual respect between staff and pupils.
A high standard of academic work is expected in Clarendon, but all pupils are also encouraged to take part in the greater life of the school. The children are valued as contributors and have a powerful voice through forums such as our Eco-Committee and Pupil Council. There are also huge opportunities to participate in a whole manner of extra activities such as the well-known Clarendon Singers or, indeed, our Philosopher’s Café. The array on offer is vast and complements the curriculum in the development of the children’s unique talents.
As they progress through Clarendon, the children gradually learn to work more independently and take responsibility via our buddying and prefect systems. They learn to tackle problems confidently and acquire those skills needed to take full advantage of the opportunities provided for them in Transitus and Secondary.