On behalf of the pupils, staff and governors of Halsford Park School, may I warmly welcome you to our website. As of September 2017, I am delighted to be taking up the post of Halsford Park’s Headteacher. It is a privilege to be joining such a dedicated and hardworking team as well as working alongside such motivated and enthusiastic pupils.
Halsford Park School is part of the Partners in Learning Academy Trust alongside our sister school, Baldwins Hill. The Trust is responsible for the school’s overall strategy and ensuring we meet established success criteria. The Local Governing Body is responsible for working alongside school leaders in monitoring and ensuring standards are improving.
Our school values of "Compassion, Courage, Responsibility and Respect" underpin our work because we know these four values contribute strongly to positive attitudes to learning both in school and the world outside. Any visitor to our school will no doubt be impressed with the pupils’ positive attitudes and exemplary manners; thus seeing these values in action. As a result, Halsford had a very successful Ofsted inspection in June 2017 which confirmed how much the pupils enjoy coming to school, recognising their enthusiastic attitudes to learning.
An integral part of our school is the resounding commitment to inclusion and raising standards for all pupils. The team work very hard to ensure the children achieve high standards especially in the key areas of English and Maths, however we also want our pupils to experience a broad and irresistible curriculum through our passion for learning and inspirational teaching. The team work tirelessly to provide exciting and relevant learning experiences which stimulate as well as challenge pupils. I want to hear our pupils telling their families about the exciting learning they have experienced each and every day.
As a school we are extremely committed to establishing a strong working partnership with parents and carers as we know you are a vital part of your child’s educational progress. We will continue to foster this partnership through Parents’ Forums as well as regular celebration of learning events and 'Find out Thursday/Friday open afternoons. We have an open door policy so please feel free to discuss any aspect of your child’s development with us. It is our priority that every child feels safe and happy as we know that will support a lifelong love of learning, leading to individual success.
I do hope you enjoy the contents of this website and that it provides you with the information you require. Do not hesitate to contact the office for any further queries. Finally, if you see me on the gate – do come and say hello so I can tell you in person what a wonderful school this is.
Mrs Claire Spencer