Governors have worked with the Senior Leadership Team of the school to define a Vision & Philosophy which supports a collaborative and supportive approach to help all pupils achieve their best and be prepared for modern British life.
‘Inspiring Learners, Celebrating Achievement, Strengthening Communities’
Headley Park Primary School aims to provide an outstanding level of education for all children, striving for academic excellence, a rich creative curriculum and a wide variety of inspiring and enjoyable experiences.
We want our children to feel respected and cared for as individuals as well as part of a strong and supportive community.
We work in a collaborative and supportive way to enable our children to succeed, to celebrate their achievements and to be proud of who they are and what they can contribute to the world, now and in the future.
We aim for our children to be independent, resourceful and resilient learners, who are aspirational and confident and care for others and the world around them.
We are committed to the principles of ‘Learning Without Limits’ in how we run our school and in all our teaching and learning. Children are encouraged to have high aspirations and take on new challenges, not limited by pre-determined ideas of what they may be able to achieve. In most lessons, they will have a choice of independent tasks instead of given work to suit a set ‘ability group’. Children are encouraged to take ownership of their own learning and to play an active part in how their lessons, classes and schools are run.
We are committed to facilitating successful Learning to Lead. In the younger classes, this may be taking responsibility for daily class jobs, and as they get older, they take more and more of a lead in organising and running areas of the school.
We have a collaborative and community-centred approach to all aspects of our work. We value everyone’s contribution and aim for positive and supportive links with parents and other members of the community. Roles and management responsibilities are clearly defined but we do not value one person’s contribution more highly than another’s on the basis of status or hierarchy.
The principles of supporting and enabling children to be the best they can be also apply to the management and deployment of staff and volunteers. We set clear and aspirational targets, aim for excellence by providing a challenging but supportive, caring and enabling working environment.
We aim to communicate well to ensure everyone has the information they need and a chance to contribute their ideas.
We embrace new technologies and are open to new initiatives and ideas but we encourage healthy scepticism and a selective, thoughtful approach to change. We also recognise the expertise of experienced staff and the value of traditional approaches and strategies.