Our aim is to develop Hill West Primary School as a school where:
LEADERSHIP is strong, positive, flexible and supportive. Leaders are open, approachable and visible; set high standards and promote quality. They are always prepared to listen and consult but have a clear vision to develop excellence for the children in their care.
MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION is clearly defined. Meetings are open, direct and well organised. Policies are clear and once agreed are followed rigorously. There is an emphasis on teamwork.
THE ENVIRONMENT/CLIMATE is stimulating, inclusive, attractive and conducive to learning. Classrooms are appropriately resourced and organised to promote independent learning. Discipline is built around mutual respect, and is firm, fair and consistent.
LEARNING AND TEACHING is well planned from Foundation Stage through to Year Six to ensure continuity and progression. It is delivered through a range of learning styles. Basic skills of Numeracy, Literacy, and Information Technology are a priority. Reading and Dialogue are seen as essential to accessing the whole curriculum. A high profile is given to promoting children’s creativity through PE and the Arts and there is planned collaborative work across the key stages.
STAFF DEVELOPMENT is seen as an essential part of school development. It reflects our main priorities. We aim to develop a professional culture, and for all staff to see change as an opportunity for improvement.
COLLECTIVE REVIEW enables us to identify progress we have made and structure new developments to improve the quality of our school. Staff, Pupils, Parents and Governors all have a part to play in this process. Through this process we aim to keep everything under review and moving forward.
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT Parents are seen as the Co-educators in their child’s learning. Their involvement in school is valued through a range of opportunities including Parent Consultations, Curriculum meetings/workshops, voluntary helpers, Parent Association, tuition and School Events.