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School Ethos

All children learn in different ways. All our classes are taught by qualified, dedicated and caring teachers. Our teaching methods combine many different approaches and resources to inspire the children’s learning.

The school aims to provide a stimulating, well balanced and varied education helping each child to develop his or her full potential intellectually, socially and physically. The school provides a safe and supportive environment in which children are confident to give everything a go. The friendly and happy atmosphere of the school encourages children to do their best and acquire a positive attitude towards learning. The children of Heathfield House School are confident, enthusiastic and curious learners able to think independently and live happily and co-operatively. We strive to provide an extensive extra curricular programme in order for children to discover their own strengths and talents.

Class sizes are a maximum of twenty pupils to provide the individual attention on which children thrive, whilst large enough to provide opportunities for learning social skills and forming a range of relationships. A formal, structured and challenging academic curriculum is provided, enriched with more creative, physical and social aspects of learning in equal measure.

All children are regularly assessed so that their academic and personal achievements and needs are understood. Care is taken to strike the right balance for preparing children for the future and preserving their childhood.

Support is given to ensure children deal with challenges effectively. Social and pastoral care starts in lessons with circle time, and extends through the school utilising buddy systems, parental contact and external specialists when required.

Above all the school aims to provide an education which allows children to enjoy and look forward to each day as they accumulate the skills necessary to achieve success in their future school careers.