I have always believed primary education to be about the ‘whole child’. Children are not ‘receptacles’ to be filled with information but to inspire, challenge and excite and 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 respect we are attempting to educate our children for a world that as yet does not 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 of disruption to their learning and confidence.
The teaching and support staff is the most valued asset the school possesses. Teachers, subscribe to the ‘Hady Ethic’ and share a common ‘child centred’ philosophy. It has become part of our school ethos that we employ the best available staff and then supports them through induction and suitable development opportunities to make them even better at what they do and to enhance their career prospects.
The curriculum – making it cross curricular, engaging, exciting and meaningful. A curriculum in which the pupils have a say and are involved in the big picture. A curriculum that is enriched with real life activities and supported by visits and visitors. A curriculum that is reactive to current occurrences in the community and the wider world.
Independence in learning – providing 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.
Skills for Life- preparing children for the future world by developing their confidence, independence, problem solving, ability to work as a team, lead and compromise. Be able to socialise and have empathy.
Extended Services– to ensure we are competitive in what and how we offer services to the community. Support the community to access services which will enrich and benefit family life as a whole. This includes offering wrap around services and a Nurture well Being Manager that supports the whole family not only the child.
Personalised learning – ensuring that the education we give each child is geared to their individual needs. Learning and teaching identify each child’s needs, strengths and offers opportunity for the child to build on their areas of weaknesses.
Learning Environment-The school is welcoming and portrays our vision. We take pride in the children’s work and there are clear messages on what our values and aims are. The school extends to the whole environment including the grounds and this resource acts as part of the classroom. IT library and resources are accessible to all pupils to support the learning. Work is ongoing to make the grounds safer and more attractive and a rolling programme in place to make the environment brighter and more child friendly.
Mrs Susan Chapman
School closes for the October break on Thursday 25.10.2018 and school re-opens on Monday 05.11.2018