Hewens Primary School is guided by the principles, values and policies which have delivered success for learners consistently across the entire Trust.
Being smaller than many local schools, members of staff are well placed to actively engage with parents, guardians and carers in order to carefully plan each child’s learning journey. As such, one of our fundamental beliefs is that children thrive in small educational settings where they are each known as individuals. To this end, Hewens Primary will remain smaller than many local schools so that staff can actively engage with parents, guardians and carers in planning each child’s learning journey.
Throughout the School, the children are taught in groups not exceeding thirty in number. In the early stages, these are mainly mixed ability groups catering for children of a similar age. Every group has its own class teacher and spends the majority of lesson time in their own classroom. These are fully furnished and equipped with the highest quality resources. Each class teacher is supported by a Teaching Partner to ensure individual needs are met, allowing each child to make progress at their own pace and in their own way. However, it is recognised that every child needs to be set challenging targets by creating learning opportunities which allow them to build on existing strengths and overcome any weaknesses.
The magnificent pirate ship is certainly a focal point as far as the playground is concerned. With so much to explore in the various zones during play time, there can be no limit to the children’s imagination during free play. Away from the main area, the children also benefit from a very special woodland area which further enhances the curriculum, and has plenty of adventure of its own!
Hewens Primary benefits from bright, light and airy classrooms and spaces which provide an agile environment to reflect the needs of a modern curriculum. As Hewens Primary grows into its new accommodation, the children continue to benefit from the facilities, educationally stimulating and carefully designed to facilitate the best possible learning journey. The next phase is particularly exciting in that the Main Hall is the focus and due for completion in the Summer Term 2015.