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Welcome, Values and Ethos

Welcome to Healdswood Infant and Nursery School.

'Pupils in all year groups work hard and do their best.' Ofsted Report March 2018

 

 

Healdswood Infant and Nursery School is a place where all are welcome. Currently we have four infant classes, two foundation classes and a morning and afternoon nursery. We link closely with Skegby Junior Academy (click here to go to their website), a ten minute walk away, where all of our children go aged 7, at the end of Year 2.  For our parents and carers who need extra childcare before and after school we are linked to PLA who can provide breakfast and after school provision, which also runs in the holidays as a holiday club. Click here to visit their website.

 

You are more than welcome to visit us to have a look around and meet our lovely staff and children.

If you cannot find what you need on the website, or wish to make an appointment please do not hesitate to telephone us on 01623 462449 and speak to our Office Manager, Mrs Drayton, or to myself the Head Teacher, Mrs Renshaw.

Paper copies of information on our website is available on request.

 

Believe to achieve!

Our Vision

 

Healdswood Infant and Nursery School is a nurturing and inclusive setting where all children, adults, parents and carers respect each other and grow together in order to reach their full potential. Our children love to learn and our adults provide an inspiring environment where all children learn through play. We aim high for academic success and model excellent behaviour to encourage the children to be the best they can be.

 

The Aims of our school

 

  • Promoting a love of learning

  • Encouraging children to be morally responsible and independent

  • Ensuring that there are equal opportunities for all pupils

  • Providing a rich stimulating and relevant curriculum

  • Helping children to live together in a safe community

  • Having good communication accessible for all

 

Mission statement

 

  • To ensure that all pupils reach their full potential.

  • To enable each child to develop a positive self-image and a sensitivity to the needs of others in school, the local community and the wider world.

  • To enable every child to access the curriculum regardless of age, aptitude, disability, gender, race, culture and religion.

  • To provide a friendly, caring and secure community where children can feel safe, valued, work and play in harmony with their friends.

  • To ensure that everything we do takes place in the context of lifelong learning and teachers’ expectations of the children are high.

  • To ensure that everyone feels welcome, valued and listened to.

 

Our Curriculum

 

We believe that our curriculum should be rich and engaging, that it should be skills driven and that is should prepare our children for success in life. 

 

Our school community is passionate about and is constantly engaging in professional dialogue to ensure our curriculum is relevant, rigorous and constantly evolving to ensure learning ignites curiosity and raises aspirations.

 

Children learn best when the experiences we offer are first hand and linked to their interests.  Our children are encouraged to think creatively, to question and to explore to create life long learners.

 

We teach each of our learning behaviours systematically so that our children learn how to develop resilience and creativity, how to work effectively within a team and to become aware of themselves as learners through our Healdswood Learning Powers: Agent Ideas, Fantastic Focus, Team Effort Expert, Keep It Up Captain, Have A Go Hero and Learning Legend.

 

Our Rainbow rules intertwine everything that we do and therefore our school have made seven curriculum pledges to our children.

 

Our Curriculum Pledges

 

1. To value each child as an individual, striving to provide a curriculum which is engaging, purposeful and intertwined with knowledge and skills.

2. To provide a curriculum that broadens our children in learning experience both in and beyond the community and school, as our children experience a range of trips, visits and outside visitors.

3. To embed our school values in our curriculum and to educate our children to be individuals who care and respect for each other, the community, the environment and the wider world.

4. To spark curiosity, awe, wonder, and enable our children to appreciate and marvel in the world in which they live through our curriculum.

5. To immerse our children in a language and vocabulary rich curriculum.

6. To foster a school community that values partnerships with parents who understand and support how our curriculum can foster a love of learning.

7. To nurture our children to become confident, resilient learners through a curriculum that values our children’s well-being.

 

 

This website is only one method we have of contacting you - we also use email, text, telephone and letters.  It is important that you update us when you change your details, particularly your mobile phone number.

 

Please have a look around the website. If you have any comments and suggestions to improve it, we would love to hear them.

 

Thank you for visiting - please come back soon!

 

J Renshaw                                   

Head Teacher                            

 

 


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