Presented by Miss Clark – Early Years Foundation Stage Lead & Reception Teacher
We hope that you are all well. We are looking forward to having all the children, from Reception to Year 6, back in from Monday 7th September.
Please take the time to read the documents linked to from the news article below, which will explain everything that you need to know for a safe return to school.
Welcome to Haseltine Primary School
A message from The Executive Headteacher & the Headteacher
At Haseltine we aim to create a happy school where the learning atmosphere is relaxed and conducive to high attainment. We believe that children learn in many different ways so we provide opportunities for them to explore, create, research, and investigate.
At Haseltine, we are fully committed to standing up against all forms of racism and social injustice. We aim to ensure all our children can see themselves reflected in our curriculum and in the books they read.
We believe that every child should learn the skills for life-long learning and be supported to develop as good citizens who contribute fully to their community.
For the children to reach their full potential we need to work in partnership with you as parents, carers and colleagues. Enabling children to be the best learners they can be is important for their life chances.
Our school works in partnership with Fairlawn Primary School. Staff, governors and children work together to harness each other’s strengths and expertise so that children are offered the best possible education.
We welcome you to our lovely school so you can see for yourself how we learn together. Unfortunately, we are unable to facilitate visits but we will be uploading a video of a tour of Haseltine soon.
Jeanette Brumby and Sara Anderman
Executive Headteacher & the Headteacher
Safeguarding/Operation Encompass Statement
At Haseltine, safeguarding our children is our number one priority. If children are not safe and happy they will not learn. We work with parents to make sure our children are safe at home and at school. When we appoint new members of staff there is a rigorous process of checks to ensure they are the right people to work with our community. If we are not sure, we don’t appoint. If we do appoint, we never stop checking to see if each of our colleagues are doing the right thing by our children. We have a clear whistleblowing policy. All staff at our school are familiar with the policy and we always follow procedures if we suspect a member of staff isn’t doing the right thing by our children.
We have a very active pupil parliament and all our children know they are listened to if they are worried or upset about anything. We all know that we do not keep secrets in our school and we all listen to each other and support each other.
We also work closely with Operation Encompass which directly connects the police with schools to secure better outcomes for children who are subject or witness to police-attended incidents of domestic abuse. Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short-, medium- and long-term effects of domestic abuse. This enables us to support you and your children immediately after an incident.
Please do read our safeguarding policy. If you have any further questions about safeguarding, please do come and speak to us.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge”
“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself”
“The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn”
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere”
Aims and Values of the School
The Haseltine Tree
At Haseltine we know that every child is a success story; we also want every one of our children to become life long learners and the best citizens that they can be.
We have 3 core values here that feed into everything we do:
We also have our 5 core Learning to Learn skills that we feel are crucial for our children:
Alongside these 5 core skills are lots of other skills, aptitudes and qualities that our children, teachers and parents believe to be incredibly important. The tree represents all of these and underpins everything we believe at Haseltine School.