I have always believed primary education to be about the ‘whole child’. Children are not ‘receptacles’ to be filled with information but should be inspired, challenged and excited to develop a love of learning.
In the primary stage we help the children to make sense of the world around them, to develop their sense of place and worth, to establish a value system they can live by and prepare them for taking their place as good citizens in our rapidly changing world. In many respects we are attempting to educate our children to live in a world that does not yet exist.
At our school we work as a team, in partnership with parents, to create and maintain a safe learning environment where children can learn and develop as individuals. We provide challenge, expect high standards of individual attainment, behaviour and application but in so doing provide children with support and a ‘safety net’ should they not always succeed.
Every Hady pupil is valued and respected regardless of ability, gender, religion or ethnicity.
We view the school as an ‘organic whole’ and not three separate key stages. Children move between key stages with the minimum amount of disruption to their learning and confidence.
The teaching and support staff are the most valued asset the school possesses. Teachers subscribe to the ‘Hady Ethic’ and share a common child-centred philosophy. It is part of our school ethos that we employ caring, dedicated and knowledgeable staff, whom we support through training and suitable development opportunities to make them even better at what they do and to enhance their career prospects.
We offer a curriculum in which the pupils have a say and are involved in the big picture. It is a curriculum that is enriched by real life activities and supported by trips, events and visitors. Our curriculum is reactive to current affairs in the community and the wider world.
We provide children with opportunities to develop and expand their own learning. Where children know their own targets and are actively involved in improving their learning and identifying their strengths and weaknesses, they will flourish. We are preparing children for the future world by developing their confidence, independence, problem solving skills, ability to work as a team, to lead and to compromise.
We support our school community to access services which will enrich and benefit family life as a whole. This includes offering wrap around services and a Nurture and Wellbeing Manager that supports the whole family, not just the child.
We offer personalised learning, ensuring that the education we deliver to each child is geared to their individual needs. Our school has a welcoming and nurturing environment, and we take pride in displaying and celebrating the children’s work and achievements. The school has extensive grounds and we make use of these and the neighbouring woods in our learning. With two libraries and ample IT equipment, our children have a wealth of resources for research beyond the classroom.
Mrs Susan Chapman
We take safeguarding very seriously at Hady Primary School. If you are concerned that a child is suffering or is at risk of significant harm please contact Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190 immediately.
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