On behalf of the children, staff and Governing body, I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to Heaton Avenue Primary School.
As Head of School, I am very proud of all that we do here at Heaton Avenue. Our school has a long standing reputation within the community for developing the 'whole child’ and our mission is pure and simple: 'To inspire active citizens of the future'. This may seem a simple concept but we truly believe in developing and nurturing each and every child by knowing them and their families personally and by showing them what's possible within education and the wider world.
Heaton Avenue have a fantastic staff team who dedicate themselves to delivering a relevant, engaging and innovative curriculum, enabling children to uncover a world of possibilities - inspiring each and every child to reach true academic excellence. By embracing the role that our school plays within the wider community; fostering positive partnerships with parents both inside and beyond the walls of the school and out, even further, into the surrounding communities, we aim to foster an ethos that is truly centred around every individual that we are lucky enough to have on roll here.
Our curriculum vision is as ambitious and is it is simple. We know that learning requires a change to long-term memory. To this end, our school curriculum is designed to ensure that our children experience a wide breadth of study and have long-term memory of an ambitious body of knowledge. By the time a child leaves Heaton Avenue to embark on the next stage of their education, they are equipped with the academic skills and knowledge and have developed the personal attributes needed to enable them to progress well in their educational journey.
Our curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has come before. The academic learning is underpinned by a strong emphasis on personal development and social skills so that children make and maintain healthy relationships with others. They learn responsibility and develop a sense of self so that they understand and value their place in the world and respect the same for others.
In July 2017, we were rated a strong GOOD by Oftsed and we have continued to drive the quality of education ever since. We are constantly seeking to improve our offer for our children and regularly seek their views and interactions on how we can continue to go from strength to strength - after all, they are the true lifeblood of the school!
As I have mentioned, teamwork is a strong theme that runs throughout our school. Effective primary education is a partnership between children, staff and parents. We look forward to working with you to ensure your child is valued as an individual and has a safe, happy and successful time with us. We are committed to all aspects of education and development, encouraging families to work in partnership with us to deliver the best we possibly can.
We hope that our website, Facebook and Twitter pages provide you with the information you require. You are always welcome to arrange a visit and the children would be delighted to show you what makes Heaton Avenue such a vibrant and rewarding school experience.