Farnley Tyas C of E First School

School Vision

'Working together to be the best we can be'

Our children, staff, parents and community here at Farnley Tyas First School embody our school vision each day. We have many ways in which we work with others to be the best we can be. Take a look below at how we work together each day to be our best. 


Our School Federation - Green Hills First Federation

 We are proud to be part of the Green Hills Federation. This is a small school federation which incorporates Denby First School, Farnley Tyas First School and Thurstonland First School. We have a shared curriculum and some shared staff. Our new shared curriculum allows our staff to plan and work together to support one another and plan and monitor our curriculum offer in an effective way. We feel that our staff are stronger when they work in partnership with others. These opportunities allow our staff to grow and develop and in doing so our children flourish too. We enjoy joint trips, visits and residentials alongside our federation friends and partners.


The photos below display some of the things in school that happen where our children, staff and community show our vision effortlessly.  

Reading Buddies

All our pupils in school have a reading buddy. Our reading buddies celebrate friendships beyond reading time which happens weekly. Our reading buddies accompany and invite each other to worship, they help each other in the playground and look out for one another. When children sit with their buddy in worship it allows us to work together and model language, support thinking and share ideas beyond children's own natural friendship circles and interest groups. 

Open Mornings and Stay and Play 

Our open mornings and stay and play sessions are popular with our parents and community members. They are well attended and support our families to make effective links with the school and wider community. At our Autumn Term Open Morning we also welcomed some of our Early Help Professionals who were on hand to offer support and links to parents. It is important to us as a school to recognise the needs of our families in order to allow them to flourish and be successful so their children can thrive within our educational setting.