It gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your child to Glen Hills Primary School. Our Statement of Aims at Glen Hills is as follows;
At Glen Hills we aim to provide a safe, happy and stimulating learning environment which enables each child to reach his/her full potential by:-
· Working as a team comprising children, staff, parents, governors, outside agencies and visitors;
· Valuing the contribution of each individual within that team;
· Providing a broad varied curriculum planned to suit the individual child yet within the ‘Desirable Outcomes’ and the National Curriculum framework.
· Promoting justice and good standards of behaviour and discipline;
· Showing and encouraging respect and tolerance for the school community as well as each other;
· Promoting equality of opportunity regardless of race, religion, gender, social background or ability;
· Promoting links with other schools as well as the local and wider community.
· Recognising the needs and nurturing strengths;
As a result of such an environment we hope our children will :
· be confident and at ease with themselves and others;
· become independent, self disciplined and self motivated;
· have respect for themselves, each other and the environment;
· be keen to learn and able to set, and achieve, realistic goals of a high standard;
· be valued as an individual and as a member of the community, both within the school and beyond;
· become literate, numerate, communicative, creative and co-operative.
Starting school is an exciting time for children and here at Glen Hills, we endeavour to make it as straightforward as possible. We are extremely fortunate to have a committed staff who share the common aim of wanting to give your child the best possible start in life. Not only do we strive to achieve the highest level in literacy, numeracy and all round education, but we also ensure your children are safe, happy and contribute to our excellent standards of behaviour.
Establishing vital links between yourselves and the school is of paramount importance to all at Glen Hills and indeed, we welcome parents into school. If you wish to help in school with craft work, cooking, sewing, after-school clubs or hearing groups of children read, then please contact your son or daughter’s teacher. They will be only too glad of the extra help.
Each term we have parents’ interviews where we will discuss your child’s progress and at the end of the summer term, we will send you a written report summing up the progress of the year. If, however, you wish to talk about worries you have over your child’s progress then please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
The hard work and dedication of the staff, governors, parents and pupils is highlighted in our last OFSTED report, dated April 2008, where the school was judged to be ‘outstanding in all areas.’ This judgement was again confirmed by Ofsted in 2011 and on average, our pupils leave Glen Hills well above the national average in all areas.
Until 2001 the school used to be on two sites with the Junior Department on Cork Lane and the Infant and 4+ Unit on Featherby Drive. In Autumn 2001 the £1 million Junior Department was completed on the Featherby Drive Site. This meant that for the first time Glen Hills School was all on one site and in modern purpose built buildings.The experienced staff at Glen Hills has ensured that the traditional standards are maintained while looking to educate the children for their future in the 3rd. Millennium.
Finally, may I once again welcome you and your child to Glen Hills Primary School.
Mr T J Sutcliffe
BA (Hons) QTS NPQH
Executive Head Teacher
Glen Hills Primary School
Tel: 0116 2782535
Fax: 0116 2788208
Registered Company Number 07941899
Glen Hills Primary School is a Trust member ond Lead Hub school for the Symphony Learning Trust