Hewens Primary is part of the family of schools sponsored by The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust. The Trust has a proven track record of success and is responsible for a dramatic upturn in academic achievement locally. In 2018 Hewens Primary school was in the top 4% of schools in the country for its phonics results, and number 1 in Hillingdon for pupil progress in writing at Key Stage Two. It continues to support pupils in achieving well above local and national averages for progress across all key stages.
Hewens Primary has quickly built a reputation which stems from a very caring ethos, being held in high regard by parents, guardians and carers.
Sponsored by The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust, Hewens Primary opened in September 2013 in response to the demand for places.
With high standards of teaching and learning, together with clear expectations, the children are able to feel safe and valued. In this very special setting, children quickly settle to work and relish being in their beautiful, stimulating classrooms. The children are rightly proud of their uniform and like to be smart; feeling ready to work.
Certainly, the inclusive ethos and strong sense of belonging contribute considerably to the children’s achievement, along with partnership working between home and school, which is actively encouraged. The Hewens Primary offer is quite unique.
Vision and Values
Aims of the Trust
In this setting, children are encouraged to become confident, caring and articulate, using their aptitudes and abilities to the full. Courtesy and respect are encouraged, as is a calm and ordered environment to promote the development of social skills so that each child can be successful.
Hewens is a place where children are happy and enjoy their learning, experiencing inspirational standards of teaching which allow them each to flourish and reach their full potential.
At Hewens, we wish to promote positive attitudes in the children and amongst all other stakeholders. With this in mind, we seek to fulfil our commitment to you, unimpeded by expectations that would otherwise limit the progress of your child at school. We are committed to providing high quality education for all of our learners, ensuring that every member of the community is valued and respected, always being treated in a manner that is appropriate and just. We aim to be a caring community where everyone is safe and secure. The school rewards good behaviour, recognises success and regularly celebrates children’s achievement. We use praise to encourage good behaviour with the firm conviction that every child can become self-aware, independent and confident, both academically and socially.
We strive for excellence in all we do. Our school ethos is built around the 6 ‘R’s of:
These ‘R’s are used as a cornerstone in how we deal with all situations at our school and how we reward our children. We believe that by demonstrating these ‘R’s every day, children will become positive members of their school and local community.
At Hewens, our priority is to promote positive relationships so that everyone can work productively together, sharing a common sense of purpose; each achieving the very best they can.
We regularly assess the development and learning needs of each child throughout the school year and routinely meet at the beginning of each term with parents, guardians and carers to provide up-to-date feedback.
In so doing, it is possible to quickly determine which areas of learning need further development and where each child’s particular strengths and future needs lie.
From the outset we encourage full involvement in your child’s learning and routinely provide a variety of activities which can be completed at home. The nature of this home learning depends on the age and ability of the child; promoting a meaningful partnership between home and school; ensuring that all children have the opportunity to practice new skills acquired at school, reinforcing concepts, knowledge and understanding in all areas of the curriculum. In the longer term, it helps children to develop good working habits and ultimately means they become independent learners. Generally the focus is on reading, spelling, multiplication tables and mental arithmetic. However, Hewens also values topic based learning which allows individual children to pursue areas of their own interest and co-construct future learning.
It is also important to understand what we mean by ‘stage not age’ given that some children are generally very able, whilst others have specific gifts and talents which can be readily accelerated. Therefore it is important that every child is fully extended with the most able working occasionally with older children in specific areas of the curriculum. Whatever a child’s ability might be, we aim at all times to cater for this through careful differentiation, intervention and enrichment programmes, always focused on getting the very best from each child.