Headley Park Passport
We know that learning doesn't just happen in a classroom and we are committed to providing all children with a wide, rich range of new experiences during their time in primary school. From volunteering in their local community, to performances, sporting events and curriculum linked education visits, the enrichment passport outlines our minimum commitment to the educational visits and visitors every child will receive whilst at Headley Park.
Details of the Healdey Park passport year group offer can be found below.
Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting. Children in the Early Years at Headley Park receive one forest school session a week with trained members of the Headley Park team.
Children in Year 4 and Year 6 go on a residential trip each year. Year 4 visit Mendip Activity Centre and Year 6 visit Grange Hall in Devon.
SMSC – (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development)
At Headley Park, we develop SMSC through our teaching of RE, PSHE and our school habits (Ambition, Responsibility, Respect, Safety). Every child is encouraged to join in discussions, offer their opinions and listen to the viewpoint of others.
- Spiritual – Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect
- Moral – Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
- Social – Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict: engage with the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
- Cultural – Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s Parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
Through assemblies at Headley Park we aim to:
- Embed the HPPS Habits
- Ensure children can articulate the habits
- Share stories linked to the habits
- Promote an understanding of the importance of equity and equality
- Provide experiences for children
- Embed high quality oracy opportunities
Our weekly assemblies include:
- Phase assembly (led by a senior leader)
Each week a theme is introduced that links to the Headley Park habits.
- Singing assembly
This is a chance for children to come together and enjoy making music!
- Talk on Tuesday assembly
Talk on Tuesday is the building block for our oracy curriculum, underpinned by the research and strategies of Voice 21. The weekly lesson provides teachers with the time to explicitly teach the skills and tactics children need to both learn to talk and learn through talk. Once these skills have been taught, teachers build opportunities for talk into their classroom so that oracy runs throughout our curriculum offer.
- Praise assembly
This is a chance to celebrate all the amazing achievements of pupils across the school and to hand out the We are Headley Park awards, which recognise a child that week who has demonstrated the Headley Park Habits particularly well.