Welcome to Halberton Primary School . The purpose of this guide is to give you an insight into our philosophy and ethos.
As education moves into this new millennium, those involved in it are increasingly faced with exciting challenges and demands. Central to all of them, however, must be the child - your child. With this in mind our ongoing aims thus remain:
to give your child the benefits of a rounded education, supported by the steady and effective development of literacy and Numeracy
to provide opportunities for breadth and diversity above and beyond the formal curriculum
to develop ability to think creatively, consider and solve problems, and communicate effectively
to foster knowledge and skills relevant to life beyond school
to involve your child as a positive and active member of the School and wider community
to encourage within each child the self-esteem and motivation necessary for them to realise his/her potential
The School fully supports the aspirations of the Every Child Matters agenda, and builds its aims into the curriculum delivery. Those aims are that whatever their background or circumstances, children have the support they need to:
enjoy and achieve
make a positive contribution
achieve economic wellbeing
Halberton Primary School provides a friendly, caring environment in which parents are encouraged to play an active role, and is an integral part of the Village.
The School has 70 children aged from rising five to eleven, and is organised into three classes – one in Key Stage One and two in Key Stage Two. In the Key Stage One class a classroom assistant is present for all sessions to assist the teacher in running learning activities, and in Key Stage 2 a classroom assistant is shared between the two classes.
Many of the children have previously been at the on-site Halberton Pre-School and join us as they approach their fifth birthdays – either in September or January. There is an induction period at the beginning of their first term.